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New Year’s Resolutions When You Live in the Caribbean

New Years Riviera Maya Mexico

Living in the Caribbean can be like living on a different planet some days. We do not have the change of seasons like in many parts of the world. We wear much less clothing than the average human. We have tans 365 days of the year. Since we live a different lifestyle, we also have different resolutions for the New Hear. Here are a few we wanted to share with you.

Flip flops Riviera Maya Mexico

Add to Your Flip Flop Wardrobe

Footwear in the Riviera Maya fluctuates between none and flip flops. Flip flop collections are a mush, and we have learned you can never have too many. There are daily comfy ones we have by our door for easy access coming and going. We have ones for special occasions which normally have some bling on them if you are of the female persuasion. Then we must make sure we have a collection that matches all the colors in the Crayola Crayons 64 pack. No matter how many pairs you have, there is always another reason to buy another pair. Check out some of the local shopping areas and retail stores so you can add to your flip flop wardrobe.

tacos el Pastor Riviera Maya tacos

Eat Tacos Only 3 Times a Week Instead of 7

This is a constant reminder for us. When you live in the taco capital of the world, this is an ongoing process. Taco stands come alive at night with tacos sold on every corner and the different aromas drifting through the streets. Temptation surrounds you. For us, tacos are their own food group. We also know that we need to keep a balance in our diets. We begin with this idea of 3 nights a week and slowly watch ourselves escalate back to 7 times a week by the end of the year only to renew this resolution next year. At least we tried. If you are looking for some great tacos, here is a list of taco places you can check out while in the Riviera Maya.

Find a New Tanning Spot on the Beach Each Week

This poses a conundrum for us. With the Riviera Maya being so vast, with a coast that constantly changes, we know we have many beach options. But when you live for convenience it’s easy to find that favorite spot and stick to it. This is a new item for my New Year’s Resolution List because I want to expand my horizons. If not every week, I would like to find a new spot several times a month. Not only will the view change but often the vibe and company you will keep will change as well. How exciting to be able to go to the beach to connect with yourself and find new friends to share the experience with. Not sure where all the beaches are and what to expect?. Read about all the different beaches in the Riviera Maya.

hairstyles for the beach in the Riviera maya

Embrace the Wild Beach Hair Look

We recognize that in other parts of the world there are actually products that are made to make you look like you spent the day at the beach. When you live in the Caribbean, you have to be prepared to love and embrace that look because it wins out over everything else. If you have a special night out and pay for that blow out, get ready to enjoy it…hairstylists in the area are great at putting some magic into your hair, so take advantage of their expertise. On other days, tropical breezes and humidity are your natural hairstylists here. Why fight a war that you will not win, embrace the sexy, breeze tussled wild hair look and hope it’s in this year’s Vogue.

Sweating Is A Way to Display Your Inner Glow

Just by stepping outside you will find your body reacts to the humidity and beautiful sunshine immediately by perspiring. When you can realize it’s not just you and that it is unavoidable you can spin it to your advantage. Sweating is detoxifying. People pay lots of money to sweat at the gym or in the sauna. Living in the Caribbean gives that to you for free. It also gives an extra glow to your tan so you won’t need that shimmer cream after all.

We know we live in the best place in the world. We are grateful for this opportunity and that we can share it with visitors who become our friends. Come and share our resolutions with by coming for a visit in the Riviera Maya. If you don’t know about the Riviera Maya and all it has to offer, read more about this area and how to get here!

Crystal is an expat mom who has been living her dream in the Riviera Maya since 1998. She is the first to admit that her kids get her out exploring and trying new things from beaches to cenotes, dance classes to organic markets. She is a great supporter and advocate of local businesses and grass roots organizations that bring new ideas and products to the area. She is particularly good at finding family activities and healthy food options that take you off the beaten path and into local neighborhoods. Her passion lies within the arts community whether it be painters, musicians or dancers.