It’s started. Except for our brief rainy interlude, the temperature around here has started to rise again. And when it goes up it really goes up, making anywhere but somewhere the breeze is blowing uncomfortable. Here are some tips for staying cool in the summer in Playa del Carmen.
1- Try some refreshing new drinks!
Mexico is famous for fresh fruit juices and they are so easy to make at home – all you need is a blender, some ice, water, fresh fruit and some imagination. Things like watermelon, pineapple, and oranges blend best. There are some interesting fruits in Mexico that you can also try if you like – pitaya, guava, and tamarind. My favorite mix is really easy to make – mix some water, ice, and mint leaves in a blender, and presto!
2- Drink water!
It will keep you cool and staying hydrated is very important, especially if you tend to sweat.
3- Hit the beach!
It’s the best place to stay cool. And if you get too hot the ocean waves are right there to cool you down instantly. Try to find a spot under a palapa or you can rent some shade with an umbrella and beach chair or bed. There are some nice beach clubs around that offer great food and a wide variety of beverages, so you don’t have to lift a finger.
4- Jump in the pool!
Another great place to cool off – without having to worry about the waves knocking you over. Just remember your sunscreen because nothing burns more than sunburn.
Whenever you do begin life in paradise, these tips help you stay safe and sane the summer season.
-by Bea Lozano