Photo of the Week: Playa del Carmen Beach image

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We have settled in the Mexican beach town Playa del Carmen for the next two months to work on creating our new travel budget app.

Our apartment is in an untouristy part of town just a few minutes walk from the turquoise water and powdery sand of the Caribbean Sea—the perfect place to take a break from our computers. This photo was taken with our new iPhone 5 on our sunset walk along the beach, the boats marking the start of the more crowded section of beach, which we are thankfully far away from.

Although the sun doesn’t set over the water on this coast the light is still gorgeous at this time of day and the storm clouds helped create the soft, watercolour effect.

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  1. Moving to PDCMexico-2/16.
    Need studio apartment with air conditioning. Clean nothing fancy around $300, fast wi-fi. Close to centre. Is this feasible?Have a budget of $1,000 but would prefer
    $ 850 to $900. Most info based on 2013 and 2014. Can I live comfortable on above info in 2016. I know I’m asking a lot but need as much info as possible.
    Thank you in advance,


  2. Hope you can show us some photos of your apartment, and how you found it. The write up about searching for an apartment in Chiang Mai has been tremendously useful for us, so we’d love to have a similar guide to Mexico.


  3. Hey guys, sorry we missed you! We spent two months there recently, and loved the lifestyle so much. Playa is such a great place to live, we’re already planning our return for a longer stint next year! Enjoy :)


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