Best Fitness Gym in Playa del Carmen

Evolve Gym

Hey....   Playa del Carmen is a beach town and if you're gonna be in a swim suit, you might want to be in some sort of decent physical shape.  With 320 days of sunshine each year and the warm blue water of the Caribbean, Playa is home to water sports of all kinds so swim suits and bikinis are kind of the default uniform for the entire area.   Getting your fitness … [Read more...]

Why is Playa del Carmen the Trendiest Spot in all of Mexico?

Beachfront condo

In my last post, we looked at a few things that make Playa a special place to live...   now I want to look at why Playa has become so trendy.  Why is Playa the hotspot out of all the tourist destinations in Mexico? What makes this such a special place to vacation? In no particular order....   Playa - the coolest vacation spot in Mexico Caribbean … [Read more...]

Top 5 Reasons to love Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen beach

Ok, here we go..... Those of you who already live in Playa del Carmen probably have a few variations on this list but aside from personal preferences, these 5 things are what will keep you coming back - or even have you move here for good.  Like I did.  So, in no particular order....   #1  -  The Caribbean Seriously, the Caribbean is amazing.  The unbelievable … [Read more...]

Carlson Gracie jiu-jitsu in Playa del Carmen

Mark Stables jiu jitsu - Carlson Gracie Team

Like many people who move to Playa del Carmen, one of the first things I did when I got settled in was to check around for places to workout.  There are several good gyms in town for regular fitness and I found Evolve Gym to be a really good facility.  They have a good selection of machines, free weights and a variety of classes including Crossfit. As a long time … [Read more...]

Best Venezuelan food in Playa del Carmen – Kaxapa Factory

Venezuelan food at Kaxapa Factory

Ok...   one of the best things about living in or visiting Playa del Carmen is the shear variety of quality food that is available to you.  Especially if you get off the beaten path and start checking out places that aren't in the middle of 5th Av.  This is not to say that there aren't good restaurants on 5th Av, I'm just saying that the true culinary finds in Playa del … [Read more...]

Your well-being is no longer a luxury in Playa del Carmen

Life Extension Clinic

 You already love the Riviera Maya, you are well aware of the quality of the cuisine, resorts, paradisiac beaches, you've found your get away spot. The only thing stopping you from taking the next step is that you are a fan of taking care of yourself, you enjoy a good massage every now and then, some wellness and health treatments, just pampering yourself because you … [Read more...]

The jungle setting of your dreams… Pueblo Sacbe, Playa del Carmen

sacbe cenote

I had a chance to sit down and chat with one of our clients, Joe - a long term resident of Pueblo Sacbe here in Playa del Carmen.  He had some great insights for people who might be thinking of moving to Playa del Carmen or thinking of a more eco friendly community.   He also reflected on his life here and shared some of the reasons that he has decided to make Pueblo Sacbe … [Read more...]

Luxury homes in Playa del Carmen

Luxury playa del carmen

So, you've discovered this amazing paradise. You've had the times of your life here. And you'd love to come back any time you want and enjoy all of the wonders found in the Riviera Maya. You constantly find yourself looking at pictures of your last vacation, day dreaming about just waking up next to the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, enjoying the beach with your family … [Read more...]

You say you explored Mexico…

American Realty Playa del Carmen

So...    You love going to Mexico.  You've maybe even been here multiple times and consider yourself a veteran...    I've got news for you - if you spent your whole trip here within the confines of an all-inclusive resort, you haven't been to Mexico. I don' care how good the mariachi band was that played while you ate dinner.  It's like laying over at an airport in … [Read more...]

American Realty featured in the Playa Times

American Realty in the Playa Times

We here at American Realty are incredibly flattered by the recent write up we received in the Playa Times.  The Playa Times is a publication here in Playa del Carmen that is geared toward us gringos - especially English speaking Americans and Canadians...    It's the premier English language periodical in the Riviera Maya. When they contacted us about a feature, we … [Read more...]