Latido de Mexico Top Picks – Discount Card

We often get asked where we ourselves like to hang out and have dinner in Playa. Therefore, we’ve put together a list of our Top Picks. We’ve also managed to get you some great discounts at these places! This will hopefully make them even more attractive for you. So, here’s how it works:  simply bring […]

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Hurricane awareness and preparedness

Atlantic Hurricane Season The Atlantic hurricane season is almost upon us and this is a good moment to look at the state of your hurricane awareness and preparedness. The hurricane season in the Atlantic – Mexico & Caribbean runs from June 1st until November 30th, with the peak season being from mid-August to late October. […]

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Property management in Playa del Carmen

When you finally buy your vacation home in Playa del Carmen you generally don’t think about having to leave it again. Yet, since it is a vacation home you will probably have to leave it behind after only a few days or weeks. That’s when the questions start. Will the property be secure? How do […]

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El Grito de Dolores and Mexican Independence Day

September is “el mes de la patria” (month of the homeland) in Mexico. Throughout the country you will see town squares decorated in green, white and red, the colors of the Mexican flag. The most important festivities take place on the 15th and 16th of September. The festivities start with “El Grito de Dolores” at […]

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Hurricanes 101 – part I

by Monica Hartlief It seems strange to be talking about hurricanes when our hurricane season just finished but there is so much information to share that I figured we would just get started. Let me say first that I’m no weather or hurricane expert, before I moved to Playa del Carmen I didn’t even know […]

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DAC and La Ceiba

by Monica Hartlief DAC is hands down, without a doubt my all time favorite store in Playa del Carmen. And best of all it is a healthy and reasonably priced store. No they don’t sell shoes, clothes or perfumes. DAC is a fruit and vegetable market with a small but nice selection of organic items, […]

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A quick trip to Cuba: La Bodeguita del Medio

By Tyra Hamilton It was a Friday after a long, tough week and Jurgen and I decided to treat ourselves to a new lunch experience.   To begin our search we made our way to the corner of 38th Street at 5th Avenue, a rapidly developing area with a very nice variety of eateries.  As we strolled […]

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Siete Detalles – authentic Mexican handicraft

by Monica Hartlief If you were thinking of taking home some quality souvenirs from Playa del Carmen make sure to stop by the little artesania store on 1st Avenue and Calle 14. The place is called Siete Detalles and is owned and operated by a wonderful lady called Alicia Zamorano. She named the store Siete […]

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Mama Mildred La Cocina Tacos and Empanadas

By Tyra Hamilton For months I have seen Mama Mildred’s cart sitting near the corner of Calle 38 and 30th Avenue.  We pass this corner frequently as we go about our daily obligations and nearly each time we pass I tell Jurgen that I would really like to stop and give it a try some […]

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