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Getting Around Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Probably the most confusing part of figuring out our journey through Mexico was getting around Playa del Carmen on public transit. Especially since we had never really used public transportation anywhere until we started travelling! There are a number of different options for getting around, so it took a bit to figure out which one was best suited to us. Turns out, as with much of everything in life, variety is the way to go!…

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Catching a Taxi in Playa del Carmen, Mx

The one thing there are more of than taco stands in Playa is taxis. They are EVERYWHERE! You shouldn’t have any trouble getting a taxi to pick you up in most areas. BUT there are some tricks to catching a taxi in Playa del Carmen that you might not know about. It’s not as simple as those metered taxis you’ve likely grown to expect! With the advent of Uber, we’ve gotten used to a different…

Food

Best Tacos in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

It’s no secret that tacos are one of my favourite foods. So when we came to Mexico it quickly became a mission to find the best tacos in Playa del Carmen! In our 3 visits to the city, totalling about 9 months, we’ve had the opportunity to try out quite a few taco places. Here I’ve compiled a list of the ones I think serve the best tacos in Playa. Try them out, and let me…

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Best Chicken in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

One staple in Playa del Carmen is pollo asado, or roasted chicken. You can find a ‘polleria’ on almost every corner! Many are very small establishments, and only sell until they run out of their daily supply. These places have some of the best chicken in Playa! Prices range from $70mx to $125mx for a whole chicken. Each order typically comes with tortillas, salsa, rice and black beans to make your own tacos. You can…

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Low Budget Living in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

First Taste of Low Budget Living To be fair, we have been experienced at low budget living for most of Seth’s life. So technically this isn’t a new thing. However, this is our first time living somewhere that we’re not struggling to get bills paid, since the average cost of living is a fraction of what we were used to in our old life. But… I digress. At any rate, in early 2016, Seth and…

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Things to do in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

So you’ve booked a trip to Cancun or Playa del Carmen… Now What?! No doubt that as you start to plan your trip to the Yucatan Peninsula you’re overwhelmed with the possibilities of what to do while you’re there. From cenotes (what even IS that?!) to adventure parks… Snorkeling to ruins sites… I’m sure you’ve come across many suggestions in your searches. But when every site is trying to get you to sign up for…

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8 Cheap Day Trips from Playa del Carmen & Cancun, Mexico

The Riviera Maya is a beautiful place to visit, with a TON of things to do. It can be hard to decide how to spend your days here, especially if you’re trying to stick to a budget. Tours and excursions can be easy to find, but none would be considered to be cheap day trips! Here’s my recommendations for low cost but high value day trips around Playa del Carmen and Cancun.   Cheap Day…

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Best Restaurants in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

There are SO many amazing places to eat here, so I put together this list of the best restaurants in Playa del Carmen to share some with you! We have spent most of the last year here, exploring the food scene. Naturally, we have come across several amazing places to dine. Typically we can be found frequenting food carts, little local places and fairly low-budget friendly places, but every now and then we splurge on…

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Best Food Carts in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

One of the most prominent food scenes here is the food cart scene. You’ll see carts on almost every corner throughout the whole city! This post will share some of the best food carts in Playa, but will no way hit all of them! There are some seriously amazing stands here in town. One could eat for months at food carts alone, and still not see all of them! Many do money around, though many…

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BROchetas Restaurant Review, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

I had been hearing about BROchetas since our last visit to Playa in early 2016. We finally made it in for lunch last week, and it became a fast favourite- especially for Seth! So much so that he convinced me to go back 2 more times that same week! Brocheta translates to ‘skewer’ in English, so it’s not hard to guess what we’ll be having for lunch!  I noticed they had a special that included 2…

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