Oh “MamMitas” the Beach Club of Playa

In Mexico, “playa” might translate to beach, but “Playa” means Playa del Carmen. And when travelers visit Playa del Carmen, the  beach where the “in crowd” goes to see and be seen remains Mamitas Beach Club.

Located on 28th street, a few blocks north of the popular nighttime haunts, the party begins on the beach.  Designer sunglasses, brand name bikinis, and glistening bodies mixed with micheladas make for a fashion fiesta. Its not just Americans or Mexicans either. At times you might think its summer on the Med; clear calm blue water,  Italian accents, and the (too) popular  male bikini bottom – the speedo.

the speedo

At the beach club (open to the public) you can rent lounge chairs, umbrellas, or even beach beds for the day. But remember all the beaches in Mexico are public and essentially BYOB, so if the place is packed (or you want to save some pesos) you can pick up a few cervezas in town and put your towel down on the sand just outside the club. Many do on the weekends. The party definitely spills over.

Not to be a commercial, but I am sold. A visit to Playa is not complete with out an afternoon at Mamitas. It’s a delight.

tacos de pescado con un michelada = rico

kicking back at mamitas beach club in playa del carmen, mexico

time to put the feet up....

Stay adventurous, Craig

This is post 3 of 13 in the Winter Series – Beach Thursday one of the Stay Advenutorus’ Special Series.


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  • kathy kent

    Hey CZ……a huuuge congrats to you on two years of CBF! Here’s (and Cheers) to many more!

    Your Canajun Prez

    • http://www.stayadventurous.com Craig Zabransky

      Thanks Kathy, absolutely plan to CBF for years to come and remain resilient too. Have a happy 2011.
      stay adventurous, Craig

  • http://www.tbredcountry.org Mary Ann Keisler

    Craig,
    Thank you so much for showing the Salkehatchie Arts Center sign in your last blog. We appreciated your visit to our lesser-known area of Allendale, South Carolina. Allendale used to be a busy town back in the days when US Hwy 301 was the main north-south travel route … before I-95. More information can be found for this region in western South Carolina can be found on http://www.tbredcountry.org. Next time, we’ll show you around Aiken SC!
    Mary Ann

  • http://www.stayadventurous.com Craig Zabransky

    Mary Ann, of course, I really appreciated my time there. A true slice of Americana. And next week, I plan to post a unique angle as part of the Winter Special Series Beach Thursday you might like. Stay tuned.

    stay adventurous, Craig

  • geordie

    Craig, this is great and exactly the type of stuff we’re looking for. I’ll check around for more, talk to you later, and have fun in Guatemala.

    Geordie
    @cuponismo

    • http://www.stayadventurous.com Craig Zabransky

      Geordie, excellent. Thanks. Glad you enjoyed this piece. And Guatemala has been a blast so far. Stay advenutrous, Craig

  • http://twitter.com/hiptraveler Kelly ~ HipTraveler

    Thanks for the Playa del Carmen article. Still trying to figure out my next travel destination. Considering Playa & Tulum, with a hop over to Belize. Or spending a little time in Panama…

    cheers,
    Kelly

    HipTraveler

    • http://www.stayadventurous.com Craig Zabransky

      Panama is still on my list to visit, but I can tell you Playa and Tulum is a great holiday. If you want to be on the Maya 2012 trail, or see ruins Mexico / Belize is the call too.

      Here is a video I made with Wanderfly about Playa, Tulum, Riv Maya. It’s 3mins, loads of photos….
      http://www.stayadventurous.com/2011/09/the-mayan-magic-of-mexico-and-me/

      stay adventurous, Craig

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