Film: Party at Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Jessica Peterson

Blue Caribbean waters, colorful local dance, ice cold cocktails on a steamy day — this is Riviera Maya, Mexico. I checked into the postcard-perfect Barcelo Maya Grande Resort in Playa del Carmen for a week to document my experience. The resort is one of five on the expansive oceanfront property. I wandered the palm tree-lined paths day and night in awe of the natural beauty of the beach and the manicured pools and landscape of the resorts. As an all-inclusive, I could drink and dine whenever I needed a respite from the party or the sun. It was, in a word: magical.

Jessica Peterson of Global Girl Travels at Barcelo Maya Grande Resort, MexicoRiviera Maya, Mexico beach palm treeJessica Peterson of Global Girl Travels at Barcelo Maya Grande Resort, MexicoBarcelo Maya Grande Resort, MexicoJessica Peterson of Global Girl Travels at Barcelo Maya Grande Resort, Mexico

Film by Jessica Peterson. Production assistance by Tim Peterson.

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Jessica Peterson is a travel filmmaker, photographer, and journalist. She released her first documentary film about indigenous culture on Guam in 2016, after having lived nearly 7 years on the Pacific island. Jessica is currently on the Great American Roadtrip in her Airstream trailer.
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