Pool Party at the BPM Festival

Earlier in the week, my Brazilian friend Nadia and I had made plans to go to the BPM Festival on Saturday. She’d been the week before and loved it, so it was my turn to experience the excitement.

The BPM Festival was a week-long event with DJs performing at beach clubs and nightclubs every day. We went to Kool Beach Club to see DJs Sharam, Tini Tun and Sander Kleinenberg. To be honest I’m not a huge fan of electronic music, but the atmosphere was killer.

On our drive down to Playa del Carmen, we stopped to pick up another American and another Brazilian, an international group!

We had lunch first (some very expensive but very delicious sushi, ceviche and salads), then made our way to the pool area where the DJ and bar were set up. We met lots of people from all over the world (Germany, Chicago, Israel and tons of Mexican cities) and spent the evening just walking around and hanging out.

Our group of girls (plus some guy whose friend took the picture for us)

 Ok, what was the last concert you went to?

Foodies for a Day at Taste of Playa 2012

Every year, Jorge and I look forward to the annual Taste of Playa food festival in November. Dozens of restaurants from all over Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya show up to this event and offer samples of their best menu items. This past Sunday we got to go, and it was amazing! I had red velvet cupcakes, carrot cupcakes, fish tacos with chipotle sauce, sushi, a beef and cheese bagel and a torta ahogada… and possibly a very, very strong margarita. We saw tons of other things to try, but we were just too full after 2 hours.

There were lots of people just like last year, but I was glad to see that this year they set up more tables where we could eat and drink. (I’m not a fan of eating while holding plates in my hand.)

Check out the pics! As always, click to enlarge.


Me showing off my press pass!

Our friend Taelyn!

blow torching fruit... awesome.

Jorge took the best picture of the day with the Mayan warrior in the background. LOVE IT.

Have you ever been to a food festival in your city? What’s it like?

A Weekend of Triathlons and Tacos

This weekend is gonna be just a little bit crazy!

Sunday morning I have to leave Cancun at 4 am to go to the Xel-Ha triathlon. No, I’m not participating (I have a fear of bikes), but I will be part of the “press”. (How fancy does that sound?)

In the afternoon, Jorge and I will be in Playa del Carmen for our favorite event: the Taste of Playa Food Festival!!! Bring on the tacos, sliders and sample size margaritas. I’ve been waiting a year for this.

If you like running, swimming, biking or margaritas, you follow along with my adventures this Sunday on Twitter with @CancunGringa or on my Gringation Blog Facebook page.