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...]

Nightclubs and nightlife in Playa del Carmen – Best 6 Nightclubs in Playa del Carmen

nightclubs Playa del Carmen

So...   you're Playa del Carmen and you're looking for a party.  Well, you've come to the right place, my friends.... The nightlife scene in Playa is wild, sophisticated, crazy, trendy, Caribbean style, modern with a Latin flair, raucous and in your face...   12th Street starting with Coco Bongo on 10th Av and all the way down to Blue Parrot on the beach is party … [Read more...]

Bringing a dog to Mexico – my experience

Winston the pit bull in Playa del Carmen

So you want to pull up stakes and move to Playa del Carmen...   it's understandable.  I got that undeniable urge a little over  2 years ago and was compelled by forces greater than I to make Mexico my home...  at least for a while.   I sold my house, gave most everything I owned to charity, packed up my car and my loyal sidekick Winston, and we made a run for the … [Read more...]

Tourist Visa for Mexico….

American passport and tourist visa

Mexico!!! Land of white sand beaches, sun, palm trees, mariachis and tequila....  especially in the Riviera Maya.  It's a virtual paradise here - 320 days of sunshine a year and some of the most beautiful ocean scenery you will find anywhere on Earth. It's no wonder why so many Americans and Canadians are choosing to relocate here and with so much interest in Mexico … [Read more...]

Mexico – the new economic superpower

Major economic growth in Mexico

There is a major new player in the game, boys and girls...   a new force to be reckoned with in the game of global economics. So who exactly is this mystery force coming to prominence? For people not in the know, it usually comes as a complete surprise...   Considered by many to be a 3rd world afterthought in terms of economic power, Mexico is rapidly becoming one of … [Read more...]

Moving to Playa del Carmen… Can I bring my car?

Mexico border

Welcome to another article featuring the Mexico Minute! A big question that we get all the time from people moving to our fair city of Playa del Carmen - mainly from Americans and Canadians (of course) - is whether they can bring their car with them so they have transportation they are used to when they get down here to Mexico.  And if they are legally able to, what are … [Read more...]

Drinking the water in Playa del Carmen – yes or no?

Mexican woman drinking water

Ok...... We've got another Mexico Minute video for you and this is one that every traveler to Mexico has wondered about at one time or another...   and that is whether you can drink the water in Mexico or not. Let's face it - we've all heard the horror stories and watched the scenes in comedy movies where just getting a drop of the dreaded Mexican water near your … [Read more...]

Starbucks in Playa del Carmen!

Starbucks in Mexico

Yes!! For those of you who need your latte fix on vacation or can't imagine a morning without sipping a Caramel Macchiato, I have good news for you...  there are not one, but 5 separate Starbucks locations in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.  So...   Starbucks in Playa Yes.  Yes, I am completely aware of the completely and utterly inane first world nature of post … [Read more...]