When we moved to Playa del Carmen we of course expected to find a lot of differences in our city. What we’ve been pleasantly surprised by is how many similarities there are. A couple weeks ago we were walking around town and noticed lots of activity around the city center. We soon found out the fair was coming! The Feria Playa del Carmen is an annual event held each July in honor of the Virgin del Carmen, the town’s patron saint of fishermen and sailors. The setup looked very familiar to annual summer carnivals and fairs that we used to attend back in the United States. No way were we missing out on this.
There were lots of rides including bumper cars, a ferris wheel and merry-go-rounds.
And this one which was by far my favorite to watch.
There was a main stage with performances including singing and dancing.
And of course the best part at any fair? The food. Lots and lots of food.
The best part? It all felt really familiar to us. Sometimes we just want to feel comfortable and surrounded by the familiar. The rides didn’t look so safe but sure looked fun. The games were hilariously hard to win. And the food was so delicious and yet so deliciously bad for you. Just like home. And it was so nice to feel, for just a bit, a taste of home.
So tell me, I’m sure you all would have given the food a try, but would any of you have been willing to brave these rides?