Have you ever dreamed of owning a piece of paradise in the mesmerizing Riviera Maya? Look no further than Susana MacDonald, your dedicated companion in this tropical haven. With over a decade of real estate expertise, Susana offers bespoke services customized to your unique desires. Whether you’re in pursuit of a luxurious residence, expert property management, or are venturing into real estate opportunities in Playa Del Carmen, Tulum, or Cancun, Susana is your trusted guide.


Unveiling Your Dream Property:

Susana’s website is your gateway to the Riviera Maya real estate market. Imagine a stunning collection of beachfront properties with pristine, white-sand beaches just steps from your door. 

There you will find a wide variety of properties to choose from, so you’re sure to find the perfect one for your needs and budget. Plus, Susana is a knowledgeable and experienced real estate agent who can help you every step of the way, from finding the perfect property to closing the deal.

So what are you waiting for? Start your search for your dream Riviera Maya property today at https://www.susimacdonald.com/!



Personalized Expertise:

Navigating the intricacies of purchasing real estate in a foreign land can be a daunting endeavor. This is where Susana and her team of seasoned experts come into play. They offer a complimentary consultation service tailored to your specific needs. Imagine having a well-connected friend who knows every facet of the Riviera Maya real estate landscape, helping you discover hidden gems and avoid potential pitfalls.

There are many factors to consider, such as the local laws and regulations, the currency exchange rate, and the cultural differences. It is important to have a qualified and experienced real estate agent to help you navigate the process. 

Susana and her team of seasoned experts offer a complimentary consultation service tailored to your specific needs. They can help you find the right property, negotiate the best price, and close the deal smoothly. With their help, you can buy your dream home in the Riviera Maya with confidence.



Unlocking Investment Strategies:

For those with an investment mindset, Susana’s website is a treasure trove of invaluable insights. Delve into strategies that can potentially maximize your returns in the Riviera Maya market. Susana provides real-world examples of successful investments, showcasing how you can turn your dream into a lucrative reality.



Luxury at Your Fingertips:

Imagine waking up to the gentle caress of the Caribbean breeze every morning. Susana’s website boasts a captivating array of beachfront condos, eco-friendly residences, and opulent vacation properties in the Riviera Maya. As an example, you’ll find stunning oceanfront villas with infinity pools and private beach access. It’s more than a real estate platform; it’s an invitation to a life of luxury.



Beyond Real Estate:

Susana’s website isn’t just about property listings; it’s a window into the soul of the Riviera Maya. Dive into the natural wonders of this paradise, from enchanting cenotes with crystal-clear waters to untouched eco-reserves teeming with wildlife. As an example, Susana describes how these eco-reserves offer not only environmental benefits but also potential for unique investment opportunities.

Embrace Local Living:

For those yearning to immerse themselves fully in the Riviera Maya lifestyle, Susana’s website offers priceless insights into the top attractions and activities. You’ll find examples of hidden local eateries, pristine beaches, and vibrant cultural festivals that make this region so alluring.

In a world where real estate transactions can often feel cold and impersonal, Susana MacDonald and her website stand out as beacons of warmth and expertise. Each interaction, every piece of advice, is tailored to your specific needs, making you feel like you have a trusted friend guiding you through your Riviera Maya journey.


Susana’s website is not just a virtual space; it’s your ticket to turning your dreams into reality in the Riviera Maya. Whether you’re contemplating retirement, exploring investment opportunities, or seeking a luxurious escape, Susana’s personalized services are designed to ensure your journey is as smooth as the gentle Riviera Maya breeze.

So, what are you waiting for? Dive headfirst into the captivating world of Riviera Maya real estate with Susana MacDonald, and let your dreams take flight. Your piece of paradise is just a click away. Explore now!


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CBD Oil. Does It Work?

I am always skeptical of new supplements and feel like I have tried quite a few alternative painkillers and anti-inflammatories. When I heard about CBD or Cannabidiol Oil I was intrigued but also assumed that there would be a narcotic, drugged effect from it like you would get from marijuana.

What I have discovered is that CBD Oil is really quite different from THC which is the psychoactive part of cannabis/marijuana and there really is no “high” or psychoactive effect that you might expect when you are using even very potent and fresh CBD Oil.

My own experience which was nothing less than miraculous is a great example.

Last year I had to travel for an event and my back was really bothering me. After I arrived in Vermont I realized it was really stiff from the flight so I decided to try some CBD Oil since I had heard so many good things about it.  I asked for the most potent CBD Oil they had since, quite honestly I didn’t really expect it would be any better than just popping a Tylenol.

Well, the CBD that I got in Vt did smell and taste like marijuana and I was told it was made from the whole plant and might contain some THC.

What I felt was actually a pleasant, calm feeling and I quickly forgot about the sharp pain in my low back entirely. I went out for a nice dinner with my friends and felt relaxed like something had taken away all my stress. The muscles in my back and neck were not feeling any pain anymore or even the usual neck tension. I took some drops of oil every day for a few days till it was gone and my back pain and anxiety were gone too.

CBD has been used to stop seizures, annihilate anxiety, and even end depression. But perhaps the main appeal of pure CBD Oil is it’s anti-inflammatory effect and ability to reduce and relieve chronic pain without the harmful side effects of addictive painkillers like opioids.

How to buy CBD Oil

I recommend finding local sourced Oil so it will be fresher and have better purity from states like Colorado or Vermont. For Pure Colorado CBD Oil I recommend Urban Green out of Grand Junction.

Just make sure whatever oil you end up purchasing has not been heavily diluted with Coconut Oil or other oils and the batch date is recent.

CBD Oil is an incredible new natural way to relieve pain or anxiety. It works.


Playa del Carmen English Speaking Dentist

If you are looking for a Playa del Carmen English Speaking Dentist for your next trip or long holiday you are in luck because there are some good ones now in 2020. I have a couple good friends from Vermont who have been coming down and getting dental work done for a couple years now and saving 75% over estimated dental costs back in the United States.

Of course, people have known for years that you could go over the border and get some cheap dental work done but the quality and the clinic might not be upstanding. What’s different now in Mexico and especially in the Riviera Maya is that modern medicine and dentistry has become mainstream in large cities and tourist areas. The quality and care you can expect now for dental work in Playa del Carmen is very comparable to the United States and Canada but you can pay a fraction of the price.

Whether you are looking for major dental work like root canals and implants or just teeth cleaning and teeth whitening you will find a lot of dentists available to choose from now in Playa del Carmen but not all of them speak English or they speak only a little. This can be frustrating, I can tell you from my own experience before I spoke Spanish, how complicated this can get. If there is any kind of miscommunication, it could be bad for your smile.

You might find some good choices for Playa del Carmen English speaking dentists by checking on the top directory sites like dentaldepartures.com and whatclinic.com but it’s important to remember these clinics and dentists have paid for advertising on these directory sites to be listed on the “Top 10 Dentists in Playa del Carmen” listings.

Playa del Carmen English Speaking Dentist








How about an example of what you might expect to pay for an English speaking dentist in Playa?

Here is a sample price list from Smile Makeover who advertise that they are English Speaking Dentists:

Mini Dental Implants $450.

Single Dental Implants $900

E-Max Porcelain Crown $420.

Zirconia Crown $450.

Simple Extraction $60.

Root Canal Therapy $250.

Smile Makeover: Custom Price

Porcelain Veneers $420.

These guys have great reviews on their website and look in every way like a good clinic. The only downside is that they are located inside Playacar Phase 2 Residential which can be complicated to enter for non residents.


Playa del Carmen English Speaking Dentist


Dental Integral Playa del Carmen is my English speaking dentist who I have used for 7 years while living in Playa. Dr. Victor speaks English and Spanish and he is very kind and personable. I have had several crowns and root canals done by the dentists at Dental Integral along with regular checkups and cleanings. The clinic is modern, clean and comfortable and the service always professional. They are located downtown on 35th Av. between Calle 2 and Calle 4 and are accepting new clients for cosmetic and general dentistry.

There prices are also a little lower, which is great if you need to get a lot of teeth done or have implants, crowns or root canals. I would highly recommend these guys from personal experience but you can also take a look at there reviews online or call them for a consultation. The prices are very reasonable for the quality and service.



Riding Bikes In Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen a is an amazing growing tourist zone, one of the most developed and known places of the Riviera Maya, with the biggest international demographic in México.

Looking for something to do?

The options are limitless. We can offer theme parks like Xcarat and Xplor, public parks, public zones, foods from all over the world such as Italy, France, Germany, Argentina and more.

Restaurants, economic kitchens with regional foods, Fancy restaurants all over the 5th avenue, Restaurants to chill out and enjoy everything, restaurants with all vegan menús, Luxury Hotels, also a “day pass” all included on the best hotels is a good a idea, hostels, houses for vacation rental, by airbnb or brokers, Cenotes, white sand beaches, roof top pool bars with a sea view, etc…

The ideal way to enjoy Playa del Carmen at its finest and to know every place is to explore the city by bike. This will allow you to see so much more and experience the city like a local.

The classic beach cruiser bikes are the most popular here because they are so easy to ride and affordable. They most often are single speed and pedal brake for simplicity but you can find hand brake bikes with gears if it is important to you.

riding bikes in playa del carmen

If you are staying in Playa for more than a month it may make sense to buy bikes since they are not very expensive. The bike shops to buy bikes are located on 30th Ave. and there are many different choices and styles available to buy a bike in Playa del Carmen.

If you are here for less than a month you can rent a bike in Playa on 10th Ave. There are many shops to choose from although the shops in the tourist zone are more focused on daily or hourly rentals and do not offer good prices on weekly rentals. It will cost around $10 to $15 dollars a day.

For longer term bike rentals up to a month there a couple good shops that will also deliver the bikes:

Playa Bike Rentals – located near Calle 24 and 10th ave. this shop is hidden away in a residential area so is difficult to find. It is better to call first to get directions or take advantage of the free delivery service. They are known for their good service and bike quality but are a little more expensive.


Best Bike Rentals– This is a new shop that just opened in the Colosio neighborhood that offers services to rent bikes from 1 day up to a month and also delivery service with 24 hour notice.

“With 80 bikes available there is no limit on the quantity of bikes” claims Roberto the manager. They will also be offering a Punta Esmerelda City Bike Tour soon and they have newer bikes that haven’t gotten rusted yet.   Service of Delivery & Pick Up the door of your place or drop into the shop at 84 st. & 10 Av. This is a great option if you are staying on the North side of town.

Buy or rent a bike in Playa del Carmen. You will enjoy the experience very much and get to see so much more than walking or sitting in a hot car in traffic.


Top Spots For Playa del Carmen Snorkeling 2018

cenote snorkeling

One secret that many people do not realize is that for a great Playa del Carmen snorkeling experience you do not need to travel very far out of Playa!

There’s so many great places in and around Beach for a snorkeling that it can be overwhelming trying to decide which to try. I will provide you with my current review for 2018 to understand your options and decide if you would rather try to do something guided or on your own. Something local or a little out of town. A cave and cavern cenote experience or are you in search of whale sharks or sea turtles? Let me start off with the 3 best spots and why:

  1. Playa del Carmen Reef Snorkeling
  2. Cave and Cavern Cenotes
  3. Snorkeling with Whale Sharks

Playa del Carmen Reef Snorkeling

In my opinion, this is the best snorkeling experience in Playa. Just a short boat ride off the coast of Playa to the reef area and you are certain to see all kinds of exotic fish, be it turtles and sometimes rays or barracudas. Although it is not far off the coast of Playa it is best to do this with a guide who can take you directly to the best spots on the reef. It is possible to go snorkeling just off Coco Beach in front of the  Diablito Cha Cha Cha Beach Club . I would not recommend this for inexperienced snorkelers, however, because to swim out to the reef area you will need to go through a boating area and it is a bit of a swim. I had a good friend who used to go spearfishing in this spot and claimed it was teeming with fish and sea life.

Akumal snorkelingEvery time I have taken a tour of the reef I have seen amazing fish that I had not seen before and I always loved it because it was easy and close to home. Sometimes you will find the fish and turtles on your own but they are much more likely to be seen if you go with a guide who knows where to find them. For the best value Playa del Carmen snorkeling tour I recommend The Snorkel Shop’s Sea Lover’s Tour.

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Cave and Cavern Cenotes

I have heard that there may be as many as 7000 cenotes in the Yucatan peninsula area, many not yet discovered! You may know that there are 2 different kinds of cenotes. One is the Swimming Hole type like the Garden of Eden which is a popular destination for swimmers and snorkelers. I really like this cenote as a swimming hole but actually prefer the cavern type for snorkeling and exploring.

In the cavern cenote tour  from the The Snorkel Shop you get to visit the best local cenotes that are close by but not everyone knows about. You will see amazing underwater rock formations and chasms along with the spectacular stalactites and natural beauty of the location. I would recommend Jardin of Edin for people who like to swim and the snorkeling is not that important, and perhaps a guided tour in one of Playa’s cave or cavern type cenotes if you really want an incredible adventure. For the very best snorkeling adventure in a cave cenote visit The Snorkel Shop with the link here for info or to book now:

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Playa del Carmen Snorkeling With Whale Sharks

From June to September each year it’s possible to Snorkel with Whale Sharks. The tour leaves from Playa del Carmen and after just a short drive to the north coast of the peninsula you will glide alongside these gentle giants. For the best value and fun click the link below to find out how to see these amazing beasts safely and up close:

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Carmen Beach Snorkeling

Best Playa del Carmen Snorkeling Tours


There’s a lot of new agencies advertising SEO in Playa del Carmen (search engine optimization) but when you take a closer look you will see most of them are not from Playa and not even from Mexico. Be Social is a local agency with expert content writers in Spanish and English. We understand the somewhat complicated business landscape of Playa del Carmen because we have lived here for almost a decade. We know how to get your business found by the the kind of customers you are looking for and can help you decide what PR or Marketing Strategy is going to work best for your business niche.

SEO in Playa del Carmen, or simply “Getting your website found on Google search” is not always necessary for everyone. Some businesses may be better off with a Social media strategy utilizing a Facebook page and other social media profiles like Twitter or Instagram. We are also experts in Social Media Marketing using Facebook, TripAdvisor, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram so whatever you decide we have you covered.

Reputation Management, handled by skilled writers, is becoming a must for almost every business today. TripAdvisor, Google and Facebook Reviews are part of the buying decisions of most customers, especially in the tourism sector. The advantage of working with a local agency is that we know the tourism industry in the Riviera Maya.  We know how to handle those negative reviews that every business will get in a way that leaves you looking fair and responsible.

If you have a website or we determine that a website is a good idea for your business then you might have what I call a Portfolio or Business Card Type website where it is more just to present your business products and services in a professional way. This type of website does not require SEO because you will be inviting your customers to look at it.

Or you may be looking for the website to get found when people search on Google for certain keywords. This is more complicated and the problem is that most people who make websites don’t know how to get them found on Google where the customers are searching. There are people everywhere offering to make you a cheap website or you could do it yourself. The problem with this is the words, titles and architecture of the website. If you do not do this right, with SEO in mind from the beginning, the website may be hard to fix later.

Just remember you get what you pay for. Experts in SEO do not sell their time cheaply so if it’s cheap it probably won’t work and may even get you blacklisted or demoted on Google. This happens when people use so called Black Hat SEO techniques like low quality link building or keyword stuffing. Providing quality content and information that people want to watch and read will get you rewarded by Google. This is what we do at Be Social.

SEO in Playa del Carmen is very competitive right now in the Real Estate, Vacation Rentals and the Tours and Excursions niches so if you are looking for a cheap way to rank quickly in these niches it’s just not going to happen. You will need a long term marketing plan with a team of good people working on your marketing every week like all the other successful players.

If you are ready to get started with a local Playa del Carmen Advertising agency that understands Playa or just want to find out more about SEO in Playa del Carmen please contact us today.

Community Tours Sian Ka’an  is a community company that has been working within the reserve and local communities for 15 years. They offer 10 different tours and on this occasion we visit Muyil. It should be noted that this Tourism company will become the first Carbon Neutral community operator in Mexico through the implementation of good environmental practices that were announced within the framework of its 13th anniversary.

Just 20 minutes from Tulum is Muyil, this place offers a unique experience, not only the magic of the archaeological zone in the middle of the jungle or its different lagoons that are connected by channels, Muyil is more than that, the energy that keeps this place is unique.



An expert guide will walk you through the different paths that connect the beautiful forest and from which the different temples stand out. Some of them have not yet been fully restored. This site is currently one of the most important in the reserve.

The Archaeological Zone of Muyil has several different types of Mayan buildings, each building tells us a little more about this great civilization. “El Castillo” is the highest structure of the north-central coast of Quintana Roo and is 17 meters high, according to some research this place was built in two stages.

One of the particular features of “El Castillo” is that in the upper part of it is “la torre”, a part adorned with stones simulating thorns.

This interesting Mayan archaeological zone is located within the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve. It has been an important site of ceremonial discoveries that were part of the Mayan rituals.

After discovering a bit more of the history of the Mayas, you will cross an interpretive trail, where you will be able to observe different flora and fauna characteristic of the area. Zapote, cohechen and ficus, is only part of the flora that houses this jungle. In addition to that you can see up close different water outlets from which emanates fresh water springs.

The best way to have a panoramic view of the jungle and the lagoon that connects with the Caribbean Sea is to climb the viewpoint that is located at the end of the trail. Surprise yourself with all the gifts that nature will give you! After doing this tour, you will arrive at the lagoon. The first sight to this one is impressive, its blue tones that contrast with the green of the forest is unique.





A boat will take you to this part of the adventure, stroll along the connecting channels and discover another part of the ruins. This site is perfect to follow the course swimming and learn more about the fauna and flora that inhabits the place, letting you take the flow.

On the way through the canals, we could observe some orchids, different types of plants and fish that inhabit this beautiful place.

Without a doubt Muyil was a unique experience, it has the perfect mixture between cultural and adventure, and the majestic landscapes that give us this natural place are enchanting.



Muyil is a part of the  Maya Ka’an destiny.

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About the author…

Laura Torres is a Psychologist with experience in digital marketing and human resources, passionate about tourism, advertising, gastronomy, cultural diversity and extreme sports such as diving with sharks and sky dive. Lover of independent cinema, literature, writing, photography and music. Creative and curious to experience new things constantly. She has directed digital marketing strategies for different brands in Playa del Carmen and Los Cabos. She has been a social network consultant for more than 30 brands in Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Los Cabos, among them The Baja California Sur Tourism Promotion Trust, the Tourism Promotion Trust of the Riviera Maya, the Association of Hotels of the Riviera Maya and the Association of Real Estate Professionals of Playa del Carmen.

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