|Arielle Thomas Newman MA, E-RYT
Phone: Mexico (52) 1.984.876.2653 US 816.841.3687
ABOUT PLAYA DEL CARMEN
It's hard to pick up a travel magazine without seeing an article featuring Playa del Carmen or the Riviera Maya.
Once a sleepy fishing town, Playa has developed into an international beach destination while still retaining its laid-back charm.
Located just 45 minutes south of Cancun, this Caribbean jewel, with its soft white-sand beaches, trendy euro-bars, fusion-cuisine restaurants, good shopping and great people-watching is an enticing tropical get away.
Popular outdoor activities include snorkeling, scuba and cavern diving, parasailing, and windsurfing. Mayan archeological sites are an easy day trip. There are world-class golf courses, a tropical bird aviary, and rental bikes available for exploring.
The pedestrian promenade, Fifth Avenue, or “Quinta Avenida,” runs parallel to the ocean and is Playa's center for an array of shops - from hand-crafted silver jewelry to folk art to sleek fashion boutiques.
After enjoying dinner on Fifth under a canopy of moon and stars, you can listen to traditional Mexican Mariachi music, live blues, acoustic guitar, or Salsa dance music, then dance the night away at beach discos.
View a video of Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya
Photos by Don Newman
Playa is also becoming a center for spirituality. In addition to yoga, new first-class spas offering massages, sea-weed wraps, and facials abound. Temescals (Mayan Indian sweat-lodges), natural juice/smoothie bars, and holistic therapists offer healthy choices to create a centering, wellness experience.
Only an hour’s plane ride from Miami and less than three hours from the Midwest, Playa del Carmen is a safe, convenient vacation destination.
For more information about Playa; www.playa.info and www.playamayanews.com
For Playa del Carmen Real Estate: http://www.listador.com
For real estate investment in Cozumel or the beautiful Costa Maya; firstname.lastname@example.org
For Tours and Travel: www.vimextours.com.
Cafe Sasta 5th Ave. between 8 th and 10 th Calle for coffee, muffins, bagels, and dessert.
Babe's 10th between 5th Ave. and 10th Ave. Indonesian food, salads, soups, seafood, vegetarian.
100% Natural 5th Ave. between 10th and 12th Calles for breakfast, smoothies, vegetarian salads.
Cueva del Chango 38th Calle between 5th Ave. and the beach for breakfast, salads, veggie options.
Di Vino 5th Ave. at corner of 12th Calle for upscale Italian, pasta, seafood, good wine selection.
Byblos 14th Calle for upscale French, duck, seafood, salads, appetizers, dessert.
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