The Rotary Club of Playa del Carmen Seaside held its very first organizational meeting just over two years ago, on April 24, 2012. Since its inception they have been actively involved with many worthy charity endeavors throughout the Riviera Maya.  To commemorate another year of service the only English speaking club in District 4200, celebrated their 2nd year anniversary with pizza and cake at Wah Wah Beach Bar over looking the turquoise water of the Caribbean Sea in the Riviera Maya, Mexico.

 2 Years Serving Playa del Carmen  

Each of the club's 38 members has donated time and money to the betterment of the community.  In the past year alone this wonderful group of bighearted expats and Mexican nationals has raised over $100,000 MXP for local charities.  Their friendship and enthusiasm is contagious and their good works have not gone unnoticed by the communities they serve.

First Meeting Members 

This fun loving group has been involved with KISS- Keeping Kids in School, donating patience and love by reading to kids while helping them with schoolwork.  They raised funds for the program and collected school supplies for low income families in need. 

They also dedicated hours of volunteer service to various beach clean-ups and even worked together with the local municipal government to clean, paint and restore a neighborhood park badly in need of attention in the downtown area of Playa del Carmen on 20th avenue and 40th street.

A well deserved pat on the back

A MUCH DESERVED pat on the back for a job well done for this philanthropic group who together with a Rotary chapter in Denver, Colorado provided $20,000 dollars to the local Red Cross and is expecting a 40 foot trailer packed with medical supplies and equipment worth up to a 1/2 million dollars as soon as July of this year. 

Playa del Carmen Seaside Rotary Club 

These Rotarians donated volunteer hours of service work and goods to a local women's shelter, and even collected money on the streets of Playa del Carmen for the Red Cross.  They worked with the local DIF, installing a water heater for their hydrotherapy system that is a great benefit to many families in the area. 

 Seaside Rotary Club

For their 3rd consecutive year the Rotary Club of Playa del Carmen Seaside is will be fundraising at their annual golf tournament November 1st.  They look forward to another year serving the communities of the Riviera Maya and making this part of the world a better place for those who live here for generations to come. 

Congratulations on a job well done! 

May 2014-2015 bring even bigger and better achievements for this wonderful group of selfless individuals!  Thank you Rotarians!




Lisa Love Juliot


Lisa Love Juliot walked across the California, Mexico border with a backpack and the intent to travel all of Mexico and Central America.  Nine years later, her journeys continue throughout the Riviera Maya and Yucatan Peninsula.  She currently resides in Playa del Carmen and spends her time exploring this magical area.   She enjoys working for, a local Playa del Carmen real estate company as the Social Media Community Manager.  A long time blogger and travel writer, sociologist at heart and amateur photographer she is enthusiastic about Mexico travel and culture.  Follow Lisa on Twitter, Facebook/BuyPlaya and Google+ to find out more about her adventures in the Mexican Caribbean and information about living in Playa del Carmen.