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Laura Winfree laurawinfree 9 June 2016 2

Why to Buy in Paamul Cheap Beach Homes in the Riviera Maya

Just 10 minutes south of Playa del Carmen sits a quiet beach community created for laid-back fun and relaxation in a gorgeous natural setting. The neighborhood of Paamul features open-air palapa dwellings along with a stunning beach area, creating a close community atmosphere right by the Caribbean …
Laura Winfree laurawinfree 27 May 2016 0

Summer 2016 Movie Nights in Playa del Carmen

The city of Playa del Carmen is home to beautiful white sand beaches, lovely parks and a variety of charming outdoor spaces, ideal for community gatherings. A few years ago, El Cine Club (The Cinema Club) began thinking outside the box and figured out a new way to take full advantage of Playa’s go…
Laura Winfree laurawinfree 9 May 2016 0

Taxi tips and tricks in Playa del Carmen

When moving to a foreign country or even just a new city, something as simple as public transportation can be a cultural obstacle. Luckily for those of us who have made the move to Playa del Carmen, using the city’s taxi service is affordable, fast and safe; however, it takes some experience to…
Laura Winfree laurawinfree 9 May 2016 0

4th Annual Country Music Festival in Cancun

Oasis Hotels & Resorts have announced the dates for their fourth annual Country Music Festival in Cancun! This year’s big event will take place June 22 – 26, 2016, and is set to include an exciting series of songwriting workshops by Rick Barker. In its previous years, the Oasis Country Mu…
Laura Winfree laurawinfree 4 May 2016 0

Why to Buy in Akumal

This month, BuyPlaya Real Estate Advisors is sharing our new “Why to Buy” series. In these articles, we’ll showcase different Riviera Maya destinations in order to highlight the perks of buying property in the area, according to our very own Riviera Maya real estate experts. Click here to read…
Laura Winfree laurawinfree 28 April 2016 0

Exploring Yucatan with Alltournative: Mayan ruins and cenote rapelling

Our van passed through the small town of Temozon, and I knew we were almost there. I gazed out the window up at the old cathedral, glanced longingly at my favorite taco stand in town wishing we would stop there for breakfast, and admired the beautiful chairs sitting on the curbs of the local wood sh…
Laura Winfree laurawinfree 25 March 2016 0

When can I buy alcohol in Playa del Carmen?

Most of us who have been living in Playa del Carmen have been in that situation where you’re planning a last-minute late night get together with friends… and all of the Oxxos have stopped selling beers! Alcohol sales hours change depending on the day of the week, and the city’s dry laws can be…
Andrea Ruiz Perron andrea 23 March 2016 0

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Once upon a time, a small beach town in what most of us call paradise began to grow and grow. That beach town became a new start for many and a booming opportunity for many others who saw that Playa del Carmen had the potential to become one of the most beautiful, thriving and enchanting cities in t…
Andrea Ruiz Perron andrea 15 March 2016 0

BEYOND THE VISIBLE: INFRARED PHOTOGRAPHY BY GARY DILLARD

For the fourth time in Playa del Carmen, artist photographer Gary Dillard presented a stunning photography exhibition at Quinta Margarita Suites and Art Gallery. His particular photography techniques are the result of precise infrared phy. In infrared photography, photos are taken on special came…
Laura Winfree laurawinfree 10 March 2016 0

EXPLORING PLAYA DEL CARMEN

All photos by Andrea Ruiz Perron of BuyPlaya Real Estate Advisors Playa del Carmen’s cultural scene has been growing by leaps and bounds in the past few years, with a new city theater, plenty of free family activities, and non-stop community events. Just a few months ago, Playa del Carmen welcome…
Laura Winfree laurawinfree 4 March 2016 0

XENSES: THE NEW SENSORY PARK BY EXPERIENCIAS XCARET

Experiencias Xcaret has created some of the Riviera Maya’s most famous parks and attractions, including Xel-Ha, Xplor, Xenotes, Xoximilco, and of course Xcaret. Now, they are bringing the X to an entirely new name: Xenses. Xenses will be the 6th park by Experiencias Xcaret, opening in Summer 20…
Andrea Ruiz Perron andrea 4 March 2016 0

PLANK RESTAURANT: 5-STAR DIAMOND CUISINE IN PLAYA DEL CARMEN

Over the years, Playa del Carmen has become not only one of the world's most visited cities, but also a cultural and culinary mecca. The world-famous 5th Avenue is home to a panoply of delightful restaurants, and many of the other streets and avenues in our beachside city have also earned the recogn…
Laura Winfree laurawinfree 27 February 2016 0

THE LATEST INFO ON CANCUN

On Saturday February 20, Ventura Park opened its gates to a large group of specially invited guests for a preview night of what the new park has to offer. Located at the southern end of the exciting Cancun Hotel Zone, the new park is an expansion of the original Wet’n Wild water park, now with all…
Laura Winfree laurawinfree 25 February 2016 0

FREE KIDS ACTIVITIES IN PLAYA DEL CARMEN

One of the main reasons we love living in Playa del Carmen is the strong sense of community. Not only is this city a gorgeous beach destination for tourists, it’s also a family-friendly town for locals with a strong focus on Mexican culture and the environment. If you know where to look, you’ll …
Andrea Ruiz Perron andrea 16 February 2016 0

5 ROOFTOP POOLS TO SPEND THE DAY IN PLAYA DEL CARMEN

In a paradise surrounded by world-renowned white sand beaches, sometimes there are a few downsides when going to the beach for a perfect day... On some days, the wind can create intense and strong waves, transforming a nice swimming session into a tenacious and maybe even a dangerous stunt. That sa…
Laura Winfree laurawinfree 21 January 2016 0

ORGANIC PRODUCE TO YOUR DOOR IN PLAYA DEL CARMEN

A new project created in Playa del Carmen now allows you to purchase organic fruits and vegetables straight from the farm! Playa locals have begun to organize “Farmers at Your Door”, bringing organic, chemical-free produce from the state of Chiapas. Our state of Quintana Roo is filled with it…
Laura Winfree laurawinfree 15 January 2016 0

COLECTIVO VANS: EXPLORE THE RIVIERA MAYA LIKE A LOCAL

Once you’ve made the move and are living in Playa del Carmen, you’re going to want to get out and discover what lies beyond this big beach town. But what’s the best way to get around? ADO buses are cheap and comfortable, but they are limited to bigger towns and cities like Puerto Morelos, Tulu…
Andrea Ruiz Perron andrea 12 January 2016 0

HOW YOU BUILD YOUR DREAM IN PARADISE

When people dream about living in paradise, it also and often means a new start and a new way of living. However, most people don't realize how many details need to be considered in this process. Just like building a football team, building a team that will help ease a long and sometimes complicated…
Laura Winfree laurawinfree 18 December 2015 0

MEXICO REAL ESTATE: WHAT IS EJIDO LAND AND SHOULD YOU BUY IT?

If you've ever visited Playa del Carmen, you've probably daydreamed about building your own vacation home here on the Caribbean coast. Whether you're looking for jungle land, a lot in Downtown Playa del Carmen or some beachfront property, this gorgeous part of the world has many options for creating…
Andrea Ruiz Perron andrea 10 December 2015 0

MY DAY OF ADVENTURE IN A MAYAN VILLAGE

When BuyPlaya got the email invitation for a special tour in an authentic Mayan village with Ojos Mayas, the half-Mexican side of me immediately got excited and curious. The idea of spending an entire day of discovering, exploring and learning about the fascinating culture and history of the Mayas, …