Playa del Carmen

Palmar del Sol Condos

Palmar Del Sol Condos in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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After we finished up exploring Riviera Maya Suites, we decided it was time to also take a look at their sister property, the Palmar del Sol condominiums. It’s just a few steps away up on the 5th Avenue, so it’s closer to the action and the nightlife. And, just like their primary apartments and bungalows, there’s a variety of styles and sizes to choose from, with a focus on larger, family-or-group-oriented condos.  Read More

Riviera Maya Suites - Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Riviera Maya Suites in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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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

Posada Mariposa - Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Posada Mariposa in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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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 MariposaRead More

Hotel Lunata - Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Hotel Lunata in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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While Cancun and the Riviera Maya as a whole are jam-packed with mega-resorts like Moon Palace or Royalton, once you transition into Playa del Carmen and Tulum you start getting into the more boutique options. Little pockets of paradise where you find 10 to 30-room options with a wide array of styles stretched out along the 5th Avenue in PDC (and the strip in Tulum). Tucked away in the heart of downtown Playa is where you’ll find Hotel Lunata, a quiet little boutique hotel that offers up simple accommodations right on the famous Quinta. Read More

Cris and Tim

The Scare Of My Life

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On the off chance you weren’t keeping up to date on our Facebook page, the last week was a nightmare.

It started off on Tuesday afternoon, March 25th. Cristina and I were out for an evening jog and roughly five minutes in she was doubled over in agonizing pain, barely able to walk. We made it back home over a 30 minute time period, me basically carrying her as she hobbled step by painful step. I wanted her to visit the doctor but she said not to worry, took a couple of Advil and it passed within a few hours.

However, the next day the pain was still there. Dull and throbbing, but still there. She spent all day in bed. Then Thursday in bed. And in the afternoon around 4:30 she got up to take a shower. She finished, and I was working on the laptop when I heard crying coming from the bedroom. I went to investigate and found her in bed, doubled up in pain again, this time in full-blown emergency mode.

She took a couple of Advil and then we went straight to the hospital (we almost NEVER take pills; the pain was intense enough for her to even consider taking something). Read More