As a general rule, the Hotel Zone of Cancun is filled with all-inclusive resorts, ranging from the smaller places with only a hundred or so rooms, up to the mega-resorts with 800+, 12 restaurants, 10 pools, and a sprawl that isn’t much different than a city dropped onto the beach. However, away from all the hustle and bustle of the main tourist strip are quiet areas, such as the Pok Ta Pok residential sprawl alongside the golf course. Quietly located on the back side of the lagoon, with eastern views out over the mega-resort skyline, you’ll find numerous townhouse, condo, and suite-style properties with much smaller offerings, more tranquil environments such as what is offered at Sina Suites. Read More
While we occasionally stay in hotels and resorts as part of our work with the Marginal Boundaries brand, our personal preference when it comes to the type of places we stay when it’s just the two of us on our own is generally some type of an apartment or condo rental. And while the type of accommodation is important to us, location is also key. However, one of the “must haves” for us is always Internet, because we work online. Thankfully, the Riviera Maya Suites in downtown Playa del Carmen hits all the right notes, especially when it comes to an uber-fast fiberoptic connection for those of us who need connectivity. Read More
Continuing in our tradition of sharing some of our favorite places in the Riviera Maya with our readers, we’re taking a closer look at some of the more unique bed-and-breakfasts, boutiques, and suites available in the region. Up next is another boutique hotel in downtown Playa del Carmen, located on the famous 5th Avenue in the heart of the tourist strip, just a few minutes away from the beach. It’s possibly one of the most beautiful and unique boutiques in PDC: the Posada Mariposa. Read More
It’s one thing to visit Cancun, Mexico while on a vacation, for Spring Break, or even for a staycation or gap year. But it’s something else to live here, on the ground, with a residency visa and all the rights that come along with it, like free entrance to museums and national parks, as well as the right to open up a bank account – something tourists can’t do. But before you make the move, there’s a few things you should know about living in Cancun long-term, so that you can plan your move and avoid any hair-pulling moments. Read More
While public and private road transportation might be a think of nightmares in the United States, in many other countries around the world it is comfortable, reliable and affordable. Such as with ADO, the transportation company whose buses serve the central and eastern parts of Mexico from Mexico City to Cancun.
Cristina was born and raised in Mexico and has used ADO hundreds of times during her life, while I myself have been using them extensively since first arriving in the country in 2010. If you want to travel in this part of Mexico in style and comfort without flying, this is the only bus company to work with. Read More