Kava Kasa is a quaint store and studio just off 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen that is getting lots of attention. From its well known donation based yoga classes to its chill-out lounge, people are loving this location and the fun things it hosts. The name Kava comes from the tea served daily in the lounge. Kava is a South Pacific herbal tea that is known for its calming and pain relieving benefits. Try the original flavor or check out one of the flavored varieties.
Tuesday is market day at Kava Kasa. Located on Calle 22 between Avenues 5 and 10, the market is easy to find and even easier to walk to. The weekly markets are a great place to shop and socialize, meet new people and meet up with the regulars customers who love this market. Familiar faces will have you keep you coming back. The variety of unique and new products will keep you on your toes.
The list of products is long so get ready: Fresh baked breads, homegrown sprouts and herbs, authentic Greek meals to go, organic produce, Indian food, handmade clothing, artisan bags, soaps, jewelry, essential oils, Argentinian empanadas, juices & smoothies galore, homemade soups, Italian deli items, yogi power-balls, vegan products, organic teas, and of course the best cup of coffee around. Check out these delicious and unique items from 11:00 am to 1:00pm every Tuesday.
Markets are calling attention to and honoring small local businesses and producers. With so many global brands finding their way into the Mayan Riviera, communities are finding ways to support the consciousness of hand made, organically grown or small production goods. Communities, such as those found in Playa del Carmen, want to retain a balance between big city amenities and a small town feel. As a visitor, local markets give you a feeling for the local community and those who live in the area. , You may find yourself asking locals about their stories of how they moved to a foreign country or how they ended up selling at a local market.
Kava Kasa market is just one of the many markets found in the Riviera Maya. If you want to know more about a new food product made in Playa, Ch’arki Jerky, that is found at the Kava Kasa market, check out this recent Loco Gringo article that tells the story of a new artisan Jerky.