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My Playa del Carmen: Ignacio Boli

 Looking for the details on the perfect Playa del Carmen getaway? Our My Caribbean series has you covered, catching up with Ignacio Boli, the beloved concierge at the Mahekal Beach Resort in Playa del Carmen, who talked to us about his …

New Hilton Hotel Coming to Playa del Carmen

 Hilton is planning a major new hotel in the Mexican Caribbean. The company has announced plans to open the new-build property The Fives Downtown Playa del Carmen, Curio Collection by Hilton. The property will be Hilton’s first ever hotel in …

The Perfect Cocktail at Playa del Carmen’s Catch

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor “Is there alcohol in this?” Those are my famous last words every time I try a cocktail I love. I’m an unashamed fan of fruity, girly drinks, and I hate the alcohol in them to …

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Playa Del Carmen Beach

 The energetic sand of Playa del Carmen By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor You know those tranquil Caribbean beaches where the only sound is the wind rustling palm fronds and the only footprints on the sand are yours? This is …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor There’s yet another new hotel on Mexico’s Riviera Maya: The Beach House at Thompson Playa Del Carmen, which officially opened Tuesday in the bohemian seaside town. The 27-room villa-style property complements sister hotel Thompson Playa Del …

 Playa del Carmen’s Mahekal Beach Resort has named Julian Smaldoni its general manager, the property announced. Smaldoni will be managing all operational aspects of the 196-room property on Mexico’s Caribbean coast. The property recently completed a $16 million renovation project. …

 A very cool new opening in Mexico By the Caribbean Journal staff A major addition to Playa del Carmen is now officially open. Thompson Playa del Carmen, the brand’s first Caribbean region hotel, debuted on the Riviera Maya this weekend. The …

sandos playacar

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor PLAYA DEL CARMEN – From solicitous butlers to speed boats and free phone calls, Caribbean all-inclusive resorts are upping the ante when it comes to perks and inclusions. The latest to catch our attention: Sandos …

 New hire at soon-to-open Riviera Maya hotel By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Thompson Playa Del Carmen, which will open in Riviera Maya this fall, has named Julian Smaldoni as its General Manager. In his capacity as general manager, Smaldoni will oversee …

 Thompson Hotels is coming to the Caribbean By Alexander Britell Thompson Hotels is expanding to the Caribbean. The company announced the planned opening of its new Thompson Playa del Carmen this fall on Mexico’s Caribbean coast, the brand’s first hotel …

 A major Caribbean hotel expansion By the Caribbean Journal staff AMResorts is having a big 2015. The company announced that it would be adding three more all-inclusive Caribbean resorts to its development pipeline: Breathless Montego Bay Resort and Spa, Breathless …

 Above: the Grand Hyatt Playa Del Carmen By the Caribbean Journal staff Hyatt’s Caribbean expansion continues this week with the debut of its newest resort in the region, the Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen. The resort will officially open on …

 Above: a rendering of the property By the Caribbean Journal staff A new hotel in the Caribbean will soon have the Grand Hyatt name. The Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen is slated to open on the Riviera Maya on June …

 Above: a bungalow at the Mahekal Beach Resort in Playa del Carmen By the Caribbean Journal staff The Mahekal Beach Resort in Playa del Carmen has reopened following a $10 million “re-imagination” project. The 122-room hotel is made up of …

 Above: the Azul Fives Hotel by Karisma in Playa del Carmen By the Caribbean Journal staff Azul Hotels by Karisma is planning a $40 million expansion of its property in Playa del Carmen on Mexico’s Caribbean coast. The expansion of …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Some Caribbean hotels get all the love, making headlines for their swanky suites, spectacular views and over-the-top amenities. But island insiders know that there are many equally amazing properties that don’t make it to the …

 Above: Hotel Cacao By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new boutique hotel in Playa del Carmen. Hotel management and development company Cornerstone’s new boutique property, Hotel Cacao, was officially inaugurated with a ceremony last week. The property is Cornerston’es …

 Above: the churros at “Churros bueno” stand in Playa del Carmen (all photos by CJ) PLAYA DEL CARMEN — The long strings of fried dough known as “churros” originated in Spain, but have long been mainstays in much of Latin America, …