Playa Del Carmen

The driving beat in the heart of the Riviera Maya belongs to Playa del Carmen, a sleepy beachside village that has evolved into a chic cosmopolitan city throughout the past 20 years. Uninterrupted stretches of white sand have attracted a worldly mix of citizens whom, in turn, have created Playa’s funky, international flavor. Featuring the longest shopping district around, visitors up and down the coast flock to the famous 5th Avenue (5ta Avenida) to find their designer outfit or unique vacation token.

The only thing more plentiful than the shops and boutiques adorning the streets of Playa is the multitude of excellent restaurants and cafes, creating a gastronomic must for any Riviera Maya vacation. As for after-hours entertainment, Playa really does have it all. Sophisticated martini bars and stylish lounges afford visitors the sought after intimate atmosphere, while beach clubs and discotheques provide the wild, dance-‘til-the-sun-comes-up spots for those needing to get a little crazy. All this and more can be yours with a visit to Playa del Carmen!

Since Playa is so large we recommend you also visit In The Roo and Playa.Info for more local news and information. And peruse our Contributing writer Michele Kinnon's articles and blog for up to date information on what is happening.




kinnon_9-13.jpg 2013 Real Heroes of Mexico

From the Mexico Report by way of Michele Kinnon's blog Life's a Beach.

v23_chaak_tun_thumb.jpg Chaak Tun

The ancient Maya revered this sacred spot and gave it a powerful name - Chaak Tun.

Coco's Cat Rescue Pet ID Program

January 2010

Coco's Cat Rescue Vet Sponsorship

funding needed to sponsor a vet

v21_chocolate_thumb.jpg Discovering Chocolate

The first proven chocoholics where in fact the ancient Maya.

mexican_student_7-13.jpg Educating Your Children in Mexico: Part 1 - Schools and Education in Mexico

First in series to help select best school for your kids

education_mexico2.jpg Educating Your Children in Mexico: Part 2 - How to Find the Right School

How do you choose the right school for your family?

education_11-13.jpg Educating Your Children in Mexico: Part 3 - You've Found the Right School – Now What?

Your role in this process is to make the transition as smooth as possible for your children. - by Michele Kinnon

sos-sylvie.jpg ExPat Dreams of Dogs Helping People

SOS el Arca Pet Rescue in Playa del Carmen, by Lisa Juliot

taste of playa Fifth Annual Taste of Playa - Sunday, November 24, 2013

at the Parque Fundadores in Playa del Carmen

Rigo Happy Ending for Both Rigo and Adopters

If at first you don't succeed ... by Trish Bennett

kkis1.jpg Keep Kids in School in Playa del Carmen

A group of American and Canadian women dedicate their time to help children stay in school.

kkis_10-13.jpg Keeping Kids in School – Playa del Carmen

Zoe PAR Life-long Animal Lover

Karen Sutton tells how she became Zoe's mom.

Sharkey Meet Sharkey, Artist and Author

Lisa Juliot writes about one of Playa del Carmen's most colorful personalities.

disabled_beach_6-13.jpg Mexico's First Public Beach for Disabled

Playa del Carmen proud to host innovation

PAR Playa Animal Rescue (PAR) Moving Day

No-kill Shelter in Playa Del Carmen

ev_4_beach_pdc_t.jpg Playa del Carmen Beaches

For the savvy beach-go’er, slip your toes into the sands of Playa.

Recycling News for Playa Del Carmen

Lots of helpful information for recycling

Riviera Maya Chef Launches New Menu Concept John Gray Restaurant Group Moves to Fixed Price Menu

by Michele Kinnon

soccer1_7-14.jpg Riviera Maya Rotary Keep the Ball Rolling

Local Riviera Maya Rotary chapters came together to donate 500 nearly indestructible soccer balls to local public schools.

Taste of Playa 2011
Scheduled for November 20

Playa Del Carmen

taste_of_playa_logo.jpg Taste of Playa 2013

VIP passes available online starting July 15

rotary_2-13.jpg The Riviera Maya's Rotary Club for English Speakers

Playa del Carmen by Michele Kinnon

Time to Xplor What’s New in the Yucatan August 2009

By Louis Pintkowski

canibal_bc.jpg Top 7 Beach Clubs in Playa del Carmen

Numerous clubs range from trendy and chic to upscale luxury.

tallavera store Playa del Carmen Traveling the Sac-Be 2011 – Final

Lydia Linton Pontius writes about their visit in Playa del Carmen.

Casa del Cielo

Sol Maya Vacation Rentals

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