Playa. The word translates to “beach” in Spanish, but let’s also remind ourselves, “playa” contains the English word “play.” “Play” and “Beach” is a great way to start to understand Playa del Carmen one of Mexico’s most popular beach towns in the center, or rather the heart, of the famed Riviera Maya. Playa del Carmen, the […]
Do tourists who visit Cancun and the Riviera Maya ever really experience the true essence of the culture of Mexico? My answer was always yes, and after month long adventure across the Riviera Maya and Yucatan I can assure you, yes, you can find it and enjoy it. But what about the traveler who only […]
I visited Xcaret for the first time and spent the entire day inside the park. I originally expected Xcaret to be a Mayan focused theme park, a Mayan Disneyland per se, but it was more, much more. I toured the park and experienced up-close wildlife encounters, Mexican cultural exhibits, an amazing wine cellar (showcasing Mexican […]
Recently I was asked the very difficult question, “What was your most memorable trip?” Too difficult to select just one, my answer is often, “well, it depends,” and then I rattle of a few destinations. But even with a long list of adventures worthy of a video, I needed to give Wanderfly one destination and one […]
As the Mayan calendar marches closer to its December 2012 end date, many people wonder what the ‘end’ signifies. Do we have less than two years left? Whether an end or a new beginning (what I believe), fascination for the mysteries of the Mayan people captivate the world, well it really captivates me. And on […]
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. […]
The first scheduled stop on my day’s tour, Punta Laguna, did not excite me. I’ll admit it. My initial thought – skip it. I looked ahead. I thought, let’s head straight to the ancient ruins of Coba and spend more time understanding the mystique and magic of the Mayans.
Often times, when in Mexico conversation commences about other Mexican destinations. Comparisons – yes, but also (and mostly) about how we all appreciate the country, the culture and the cuisine. I found myself talking about the Riviera Maya yesterday, and as much as I enjoy the adventure of exploring the cenotes, discovering my senses, eating […]
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