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After we spent a few days in Cancun, Krystal and I were eager to continue on to our next destination… Playa del Carmen!

We tossed our luggage in a cab after saying goodbye to our neon bikini clad spring breaker friends and were off toward the Caribbean coast’s favorite digital nomad hang.

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Playa del Carmen was an amazing, refreshing, cool and wet city. It was overcast almost every day, which made for perfect writing weather.

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Around the corner was this amazing hole-in-the-wall healthy cafe, which was the perfect place to eat after arriving.

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Our Airbnb felt like it was in the middle of the jungle. The owner had turned it into a gated botanic paradise, filled with cute cats and dogs to keep us company.

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The patio had an amazing table for setting up laptops after we slathered on mosquito repellent.

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We spent our mornings lazing around in our jungle lawn writing, before heading to the beach for drinks and… talking about writing.

I know, we’re so cool.

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But to be honest, the trip was exciting. We made plans for Day Job Optional (our location independent writing website), and both worked through fiction projects.

I also did remote work writing for a high-fashion inspired portrait photographer’s website, and some copywriting for my recently quit day job.

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The path to the beach was full of colorful houses and sidewalk restaurants—kind of cooler than the actual beaches we saw, which were pretty drab (more empty beach clubs).

I guess you gotta know locals to find the best spots, like anywhere else!

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There were, of course, nights spent in clubs that looked like tree houses, watching the rain fall around us, taking giant tequila shots…

Because, Mexico.

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I made a new friend, right no our front porch!

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Of course, I ate ceviche at every possible chance.

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Hungover and chiiiiilaxin’ on our last day before heading to Tulum!

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What are your favorite things to do in Playa del Carmen? Next time I’m there, I’d love to explore more. Drop a comment below!

Check out my Cancun photos here.

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A city girl who loves palm trees, strong coffee & late night writing. Founder of Hey Mishka & Day Job Optional. Learn more about her here.