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A Perfect Day at La Playa Xpu-Ha in the Riviera Maya


Last year during a day at La Playa Xpu-Ha we met some great guys from Canada. This year, they’re back, so Bebé and I returned to Xpu-Ha to spend a wonderful day on the beach with them.

After picking them up from their condo in Puerto Aventuras and taking Bebé to see the dolphins, sea lions and manatees at the Dolphin Discovery complex, we headed to La Playa.

The beach club still charges for the umbrellas and chairs closest to the water, which really irritates me, haha, but we found a great spot in the second row.


Riviera Maya beach clubs

First row.


Riviera Maya palapa

My view of the sky from the second row.


New friends that feel like old friends.

New friends that feel like old friends.


After drinking A LOT of beer, we were hungry, so we moved to a table on the deck to have lunch. It was delicious. See for yourself…


Riviera Maya ceviche

Ceviche, fish soup, tortilla chips and Pacifico.


While we were eating, Bebé turned a hammock into a swing to entertain himself.




Then he got a little sleepy and decide to lie down on the hammock.


Riviera Maya hammock


Then he got really sleepy and took a nap on his mommy. These are heavenly mommy moments.


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After Bebé’s nap he found a gorgeous little playmate.


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I had planned on heading home after the beach, but instead we went back to our friends’ condo to enjoy the pool. It certainly woke us up…it was freezing!





Then we ordered pizza and chatted for hours while Bebé watched his favorite shows on youtube. When it was time to go we didn’t want to say good-bye, but luckily we knew we’d see our dear friends again for a trip to Isla Mujeres (yes again) before they headed back to chilly Canada.



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