Playa del Carmen Recap

It was hola/adios this visit. All was well at Sandy Toes. I found some new restaurants and stores, and was sad to see that others were gone.

I love Playa del Carmen, but for those who would like to come visit this beautiful town, I would suggest maybe next year. Unfortunately, the gorgeous beaches that PDC normally has is overrun with seaweed and algae. I heard more than one disgruntled tourist. I personally went to the beach once, never set foot in the ocean, and had no desire to hang out again. Hence, all the shopping and blogging I did.

My Playa Purchases

“I wasn’t planning on buying anything this visit, but…”, are famous last words, at least for me. You already saw my Old Navy haul. Well, aside from that I also bought:

This great big fringed beach towel from Oysho which was on 50% sale.

I also got these sandals from there for 30% off. (Notice how I reference the sales to justify my purchases.) I’m hoping they’re as comfortable walking around as they were in the store.

This blouse from Stradivarius called my name…in stripes and in black…

Along with some of their on $10 perfume since I didn’t bring any this visit.

Just when I think I have the shopping madness under control, I found Dine n Dance women’s clothing store and had to purchase this linen coverup and dress.

This cover up has gray metallic ribbing which you can’t really see in this pic and side pockets. Perfect for walking around 5th after the beach.

And isn’t this the sweetest linen maxi dress you’ve ever seen? I love the pale pink color. It’s my favorite purchase from this visit.

Obviously, Sandy Toes took a back seat to this visit.

Funky Art Store in Playa del Carmen

El Jaguar Dorado is a small store on 8th between 10th and 15th. It’s full of art and cheeky miscellaneous things made from Mexican artisans. The textiles feel boho and come from Chiapas in the south of Mexico. It’s a fun store to browse and if you’re looking for a more unique gift from Playa rather than the usual souvenir, you should definitely check this store out.