Author archives: Lisa

Playa Palms Paradise

We were fortunate enough to spend a few days at the Playa Palms hotel in the center of Playa del Carmen. Playa Palms is a beach front boutique hotel. It has friendly staff, affordable rates, has kitchenette facilities in each of the suites and hammocks on each of the balconies. It even offers year-round specials. Located on 1st Ave. bis, you really can’t get more central than this. Steps from the beach, […]

Xplor Review

If you are the active type and wanting to get your adrenaline flowing, then Xplor may be the right choice for you. Our little group consisted of a 6- year-old boy, two men nearing 20, and a 30-something woman, who at the time was fighting the flu so this Xplor review may be a little grumpier than usual. Xplor is an all inclusive park, based around 4 key activities: zip […]

Fat Cat Catamaran

We had the opportunity to board the Fat Cat Catamaran yesterday, and what a great day it was! The catamaran is located in the beautiful gated community of Puerto Aventuras, about 20 minutes south of Playa del Carmen. The 4-hour tour was enjoyable from beginning to end. The staff is amazingly friendly and helpful. We left the marina and went along the coastline for about an hour. We lounged out […]

Dolphins-Manatees-Stingrays-OH MY!

Have you always dreamt of swimming with dolphins? What about manatees? Stingrays? The Sea Life Circle is a program offered by Dolphin Discovery. Not only do you get to go swimming with dolphins, but you get to meet some manatees up close, snorkel with sting rays, nurse sharks, and get what they call a Royal Dolphin Swim. The Sea Life Circle program is offered in Isla Mujeres, just across from […]

My day as a Yogi

Nestled in the jungle about 25 minutes south of Playa del Carmen, you will find the gem that is Jivana, a yoga retreat in the Mayan Riviera. I was lucky enough to spend the day their last weekend, it was like a mini-yoga holiday! From the moment I set foot on the grounds, I already felt more at peace. Surrounded by the jungle, hearing the cascading waterfall in the pool […]