I had wanted to get my Guide to Playa del Carmen out by the time we left Mexico over two months ago. Once again, the universe laughed at my plans and a travel guide was the last thing it had on it’s mind. I love my crazy ride of a life. I LOVE IT!
I ALSO LOVE MEXICO.
But you already know that.
I had no idea we would be abandoning our plans for a central and south American road trip (“HAHAHA!” said the universe) and find ourselves back in the promised land, discovering a new part of this country which has come to feel more like home than an other place I have ever been (and I have been to a LOTTA places).
But now that we have, it feels fitting to be releasing the guide in the place it was born.
I could probably write an e-book entitled, “How not to write a travel guide,” and regale you with the story of how I made this task far more difficult than it needed to be (story of my life). First I was going to sell it in PDF form, then I was going to make it available for a donation, but then decided to abandon those plans as it just didn’t feel right.
So, it’s here, and it’s FREE (Gratis!): GUIDE TO PLAYA DEL CARMEN MEXICO (and beyond)!
I have recently experienced some HUGE internal changes; this last spiritual growth spurt has seen my creativity re-surge and my faith in my divine purpose on this planet renewed. Big changes are coming (they always are, you know) and I am excited for the next chapter which will involve me embracing more of truth and love which I have discovered resides within me (and you!).
Writing more travel guides may or may not be in my future, so I am really happy to have finally finished my personal Guide to Playa del Carmen and beyond, which includes info on the other parts of Mexico we visited such as Oaxaca, Chiapas, Mexico City and Isla Mujeres.
It aint perfect, but it is enough (again, story of my life).
My only hope for this guide is that it helps you enjoy Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya more than if you didn’t have it. It is an AMAZING part of the world, filled with natural beauty, an eclectic international community and DELICIOUS FOOD.
It is a place to recharge and renew; to bask in the beauty of the Caribbean Sea which is THE MOST BEAUTIFUL one I have ever had the pleasure of laying eyes on (Xpu-ha, Akumal and Xcacel are some of my favourite beaches).
Being a touristy area, amenities such as supermarkets, cinemas and fancy restaurants bound, but I encourage you to get off the tourist trail and into the back streets where life is less glittery and more… Mexico.
Colourful, crumbling buildings; hole-in-the-wall taco joints; kids playing in the street.
Playa del Carmen is safe, friendly and relaxed. The local areas are a throw back to simpler times where the only thing that mattered in life was family, friends, good food and fresh air.
I hope you enjoy my personal recommendations of where to eat, where to stay and what to do.
I’d love it if you will help me get this guide out to people by sharing it with anyone you think may be interested. After all, it is FREE and… TACOS!!!!!!!!
Gracias y disfrutas!