Thanksgiving on the Beach in Playa del Carmen

Beach in Playa del Carmen

Hey...  if you're an American in Playa del Carmen for Thanksgiving, you'll more than likely be looking for a place to grab something close to a traditional Thanksgiving Day feast - whether you are simply here on vacation or like us and make Playa del Carmen your full time home.   Places for Thanksgiving Playa del Carmen in 2015 I gotta be honest with ya...  there … [Read more...]

Tulum Airport

Tulum Ruins

"Hey!  We want to buy in Tulum because there is an airport going in - it's going to be huge deal and we feel that's the place to buy..." Ok...   just stop.  Please.   That news is over 10 years old.  And I've got other news for you - there is no airport going in Tulum.  Period. Even if there was one being built in the near future, the prices for real estate in … [Read more...]

Property taxes in Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen Safe

Hola!!! Obviously, when chatting with buyers about potential costs of ownership on the property they are buying here in Playa del Carmen, property tax is one of the first things that comes up in the conversation. Incidentally, it's also one of my favorite subjects to talk about because it's one of the best things about owning property in Mexico.  Check out this short … [Read more...]

What is it like actually living in Playa del Carmen??

reef diving

With so many people making the move to Playa del Carmen, either full time or part time, those of us who already live here will inevitably get asked the question "what is it like living in Playa del Carmen?" That is a question to which the answer will vary greatly from person to person.  Depends on who is answering and more importantly, who is doing the … [Read more...]

What is it about the Riviera Maya?

Riviera Maya - Tulum

I mean, really..... What is it about the Riviera Maya that draws so many people from around the globe? What is it about the Riviera Maya that makes people never use their return ticket home? What is it about the Riviera Maya that inspires people to return here, year after year?   The Mystic of the Riviera Maya...    I honestly can't tell you what it … [Read more...]

Mexico… land of enchantment and mystery

Islands in Mexico

So I've been in Mexico full time for over 2 years now...   it's been an amazing adventure and one that I will remember with great fondness for my entire life.  And no, I don't have any plans on leaving right now, I'm just looking back at the last two years and wondering where the time went. I am currently planing a little "island hopping" trip...   Going to spend 3-4 … [Read more...]

Dental and Medical Tourism in Playa del Carmen

Dental tourism Mexico

There are many reasons to visit us here in beautiful Playa del Carmen.  The beaches, the shopping, the restaurants, the adventure, the weather, the dentists....  wait.  What??  The dentists? That's right.  You may not initially associate Playa del Carmen with dental care or healthcare, but medical tourism is on a very sharp up rise right now.  And what better place to … [Read more...]

Top 10 Golf courses in the Rivera Maya

Golf course Playa del Carmen - Riviera Maya

One of the biggest attractions in all of the Riviera Maya are the amazing golf courses that dot the coast from Cancun down to Tulum… If you love to golf, this is one of the best places in the world to explore a wide variety of courses, all within a 100 mile stretch of coastline.  Plus, we get 320 days of sunshine a year so the opportunities to get out on the course are … [Read more...]