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International Restaurants in Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen has a very good of international gastronomy in the center of the city. If you would like to broaden your tastes beyond tacos, ceviche, tostadas and guacamole, consider a visit to the following international restaurants, all located in the downtown area. Playa is a cosmopolitan city and here are some suggestions from […]

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Calle Corazon Shopping Mall in Playa del Carmen

If you are planning a visit to downtown Playa del Carmen, then we recommend a visit to a plaza which can satisfy you shopping, eating and entertainment needs all in one place. Calle Corazon is a large five story plaza located in the heart of downtown Playa del Carmen, spreading across from the corner of […]

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Best Rooftop Pools in Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen has many great rooftop pools which are ideal for an afternoon of sunbathing, swimming and socializing. In today’s blog we will tell you about five of the best that the city has to offer. Be Roof is located on 10th Avenue and 26th street, with hours of operation from 10:00am to midnight. […]

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3XL Burger in Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen has a great burger place located downtown across from the Walmart on 30th avenue. It’s called 3XL Burger, and is the place to go if you are hungering for a great, well-made fresh hamburger. 3XL has a choice of burgers: Muu (beef), Puerco (pork), or Pollo (chicken), which you can buy individually […]

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Best Cenote Tours: Rio Secreto

The cenote tour of Rio Secreto invites visitors to explore the underground river and nature reserve located south of Playa del Carmen. Only a 15 minute drive from downtown, it’s incredible how close this intricate, interconnected cave system is to civilization. Visitors are accompanied by a tour guide, and small groups enter through one of […]

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Celebrating Playa del Carmen’s 25th Anniversary

July 28, 2018 marks the 25rd anniversary of Playa del Carmen. Gate48 is only a 38 minute drive from downtown, which makes it easy to enjoy the celebrations that will be taking place. To commemorate the occasion, today’s blog will look into the origin of the name Playa del Carmen, the name of the municipality […]

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Naum Spa at Mayakoba Resort

There are many great spas located in the Riviera Maya and in today’s blog we are going to talk about Naum Spa, located north of Playa del Carmen in the Andaz Mayakoba resort. It’s a 5 minute drive from Gate48 and is situated on a 10,000-square-foot facility in the center of Mayakoba. Naum is the […]

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Lara & Luca Restaurant in Playa del Carmen

Today we would like to recommend a great restaurant for those of you planning a visit to Playa del Carmen. Lara & Luca is located just outside of Playacar, a short distance from 10th Avenue. It’s a 30 minute drive from Gate48, just take the highway north and turn right when you reach Avenida Aviation. […]

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Xcalacoco Beach in Playa del Carmen

In today’s blog we will introduce you to one of Playa del Carmen’s best kept secrets: Xcalacoco beach. Unlike many of the other beaches in the Riviera Maya, which can become quite crowded with locals and tourists, this is not as well known.  Nearby residents love it for it’s relative isolation, which is away from […]

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Book Stores in the Riviera Maya

Despite the change in people’s reading habits due to the widespread use of cell phone and tablets, nothing beats a reading a book. Whether hard or soft cover, it’s far more convenient to take with you and very satisfying to take to the beach with you and read in a hammock or beach chair. But […]

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