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3rd of June 2018 – Andale Bazar


Save the date! – 3rd of June 2018! – Andale Bazar – Playa del Carmen Fleah market

The Andale Bazar (a local flea market) is an event organized by a local classified magazine called Andale! Since 2004 Andale! is a free classified magazine that is distributed in many public locations throughout Playa del Carmen (restaurants, schools, shops, gyms etc.). Andale! is published every 15 days and is financed by advertisements. There is also an online version. Andale! organizes 2 events the year, both are flea markets that have the community in mind. So you will not only find families selling goods they do not need anymore, you will also find local artists selling jewelry, handmade bags or clothes. In addition, vegan products have been on display over the last years. Snacks & cold drinks you will find offered everywhere and there is also a small stage where you have some entertainment like music, theater or a clown for children. This is a must go event in Playa del Carmen for tourists and residents a like. The Andale Bazar is organized twice a year. In December and May. Enjoy and take lots of photos!

Location: Plaza Las Americas

Online version of Andale! you find here


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Colonia Hollywood in Playa del Carmen


Let me introduce you to the vibrant neighborhood called Colonia Hollywood in Playa del Carmen. Colonia Hollywood is located between Avenida 20 and 30 and between Calle 20 and 34 and is the perfect location for young & creative people.

Colonia Hollywood is a mix of expats, newbies and short-term vacationers, visiting Playa del Carmen frequently. You can find studios, 1 BR or 2 BR apartments, starting at around 7000 Pesos up to 25.000 Pesos (or more for luxury properties). On Calle 26, 28 and 30 between Avenida 20 and 30, you can find the few houses available for rent or sale in Playa del Carmen, a lot of those converted to apartment buildings in the last years.

Colonia Hollywood has quiet a few very good restaurants, and in our opinion the best Ice Cream Place in whole Playa del Carmen. You also find a few local, small businesses here from expats, like The Suitcase Clothing Shop, Cat Eye Creation Photography, Casona Interior Design.

Our Restaurant tips for Colonia Hollywood in Playa del Carmen

# 1 Elemento (inside of Casona on Avenida 25 between Calle 28 and 26) – Mexican Art Cusine for a moderate price – MUST GO Restaurant!

# 2 Cafe Choux Choux (Avenida 20 corner of Calle 24) – Cafe & Restaurant with many vegan & vegetarian options & great coffee!

# 3 Los Aguachiles (Calle 34 corner of Avenida 25) – Marisqueria – Cantina – Seafood Tacos

#4 Papa Charly Pasta Factory (Calle 30 and Avenida 25) – Simply put: great food – great prices!

There are more options and I invite you to walk around this pretty neighborhood, take some photos and share with your friends. I am sure you will discover a lot of things.



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Playa del Carmen top tourist destination


Riviera Maya city No. 1 in Mexico and No. 15 in the world

Users of the travel website TripAdvisor have ranked Playa del Carmen as the top tourist destination in Mexico and 15th in the world.


The Riviera Maya city, described as “a hipper and more modern version of the fishing village it once was,” earned the rankings in the site’s 2018 Travelers’ Choice awards.

It was the only Mexican destination on the list of the top 25 in the world. At the top of the list was Paris, France, followed by London, England, and Rome, Italy.

TripAdvisor said Playa is one of the top diving destinations in the world, “thanks to vibrant sea life and dazzling underwater caverns.”

“Spend some quality time on the golf course or wave hello to the playful spider monkeys at The Jungle Place sanctuary. Explore the ancient ruins of the Coba Mayan Village, or get in some quality people-watching as you shop and stroll along 5th Avenue.”

The other top-10 Mexican destinations in the Travelers’ Choice awards were Cabo San Lucas, in second place, followed by Cancún, Puerto Vallarta, Tulum, Mexico City, Zihuatanejo, Cozumel, San Miguel de Allende and Nuevo Vallarta.

Earlier this year, TripAdvisor travelers chose another destination in the state of Quintana Roo for having one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Playa del Norte on Isla Mujeres was ranked No. 10 out of 25.

Content of Mexico News Daily

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Grocery Delivery


Great delivery service that I personally use to buy my dog and cat food from costco in Cancun. Well spend money that saves me the time and hassle to drive to Cancun just for those items. I also use the service in high season months, where the grocery shops are just packed with tourists. Recently I catch myself using the service more and more, it is sooo convenient.

Sign up by clicking here and order your groceries online in just a few seconds. Have your groceries delivered to your doorstep in Playa del Carmen on the same day, or schedule you grocery delivery for another time. Pay for your order online, in cash or with credit/debit card at delivery. It’s that simple! Get your Supermarket Delivery service in Playa del Carmen today and forget about long lines forever! loQsea.com Supermarket Delivery.

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Blog from 2 Expats


Great blog from a couple originally from the USA that moved to the Riviera Maya in 2016. Paul & Linda share not only their enthusiasm for Mexico, they also let you be part of their personal experiences as expats by giving useful inside information about the daily life. Check out their Spanish Lesson, which I think I think is awesome to share, there are more than 20 lessons!

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Ik Kil is a well known cenote outside Pisté in the Tinúm Municipality, YucatánMexico. It is located in the northern center of the Yucatán Peninsula and is part of the Ik Kil Archeological Park near Chichen Itza. It is open to the public for swimming and is often included in bus tours.

The cenote is open to the sky with the water level about 26 metres (85 ft) below ground level. There is a carved stairway down to a swimming platform. The cenote is about 60 metres (200 ft) in diameter and about 40 metres (130 ft) deep.

There are vines which reach from the opening all the way down to the water along with small waterfalls. There are black catfish which swim in the cenote. Cenote Ik Kil is sacred to the Mayans and the Mayans used this cenote for both relaxation and ritual services.

The cenote is part of a larger complex of a restaurant, store, changing rooms, and cottages for rent. There is also a Mayan ruin on the site.

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