What is Coco’s Animal Welfare in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

August 27th, 2016

10353033_1013282788681959_1609881129265640252_nnano garza photo of new Coco's clinic 2016Coco’s Animal Welfare is dedicated to reducing and controlling cat and dog populations in Playa del Carmen (PdC) and the Riviera Maya (RM), Mexico, through our permanent clinic facility and mobile spay and neuter clinics throughout the region. Low cost or free sterilization is provided for pets, street dogs and cats, and animals rescued by local rescue groups.
We work with families and communities, providing on-site spay and neuter, or transporting animals to and from our clinic, for those without the means to do so. Control of feral cats is achieved through TNR (trap, spay/neuter and return) programs in local neighborhoods and includes implementing the Cat Café program in hotels and resorts, providing TNR for their feral cats, with annual follow up to ensure the health of their stable, non-reproducing populations.
Although our kitten space is limited, whenever possible we shelter, treat, tame and sterilize kittens less than three months. Our objective is to find adoptive homes for all Coco’s kittens in our care. When kittens are rescued by other people, we offer free vaccines, de-parasite, kitten milk, sterilization, and general medical care, helping the rescuers who take responsibility for adoption of kittens in their care
We are committed to education to ensure responsible pet ownership and challenge negative attitudes and behaviors towards feral cats and street dogs. Our long term mission is to greatly reduce the number of unwanted dogs and cats in our mission area, and to continue to expand our model.

Founded: March 2009

Phone 9841200572



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Happy Travel RM Customer Testimonial

July 29th, 2015

Adam July 25 2015 fishing“On our first day in Playa Del Carmen my girlfriend and I met a local couple who had retired here from Canada. After joining them for breakfast they shared the to do’s in the area and pointed us towards Sherry. They told us she would be able to help us find someone reliable who could take us out fishing. She was able to provide us with several options ranging in price. After exchanging several emails she recommended a local fisherman that didn’t pop up in my google searches. We followed her advice and was the best thing I could have done. By the end of the day we had a great time on the boat and caught a great fish (was damn tasty too). Over all Sherry was more than willing to do a great deal of info hunting to get us what we wanted. This included replying to emails late in the evening an on weekends. We couldn’t be happier with our experience.”

Adam Preymack

Grande Prairie AB, Canada
July, 2015

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Amazing Private Tours to Cenotes

June 1st, 2015
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cenote lagoon tours 1

We have great private guides that can take you on custom tours to many amazing hard to find places in the Riviera Maya. We have some unique Cenotes, Underground Rivers and lagoons that are perfect for swimming, snorkeling or in some cases cavern diving for the open water certified divers. Please ask about private Guides and itinerary options!

You can do a variety of stops… you can go to beautiful beaches along the coastline, beachfront restaurants, swim with turtles, See ruins, Swim Cenotes and fresh water rivers. You can build a wonderful day tour to fit your favorite activities.  For help building your private day tour, just write is an email, info@travelrm.com

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Bicycle Rentals in Playa del Carmen

April 22nd, 2015

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If you would like to rent a bicycle while in Playa del Carmen, this is one of the few places that rent bicycles daily. Many bike shops are just selling bikes, repairing  and selling parts.

But Biciplaya Dos located on Ave 30 and Calle 22 rents by the day : ) I have personally rented and had renters who have also rented with good experiences.

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Fruit for sale… not just in the grocery stores!

April 21st, 2015
fruit for sale from the back of trucks in the neighborhoods

fruit for sale from the back of trucks in the neighborhoods

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New Regularization Program for Immigrants (published in www.playatimes.com)

February 23rd, 2015
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immigration laws playa del carmen

Written by:  Carlos Underwood. Original article can be found online in the www.playatimes.com website or printed papers.

According to information published in the Official Journal of the State on January 12, 2015, any foreign person staying in Mexico who was in an irregular situation before November 9, 2012 will have the right to legalize their status by proving their arrival to the country prior to that date as well as meeting some other requirements.

dato1pag1The Temporary Program of Migratory Regularization aims to establish a proceeding with which the National Immigration Institute (INM) may legalize foreigners without a visa who live in the national territory since that date and who are interested in getting temporary residency.

The main requirements in order to start the process are to prove the foreigner’s stay in the country before November 9, 2012 and to not have a criminal history. For the former, irregular residents can submit plane tickets, electricity or water bills and leases in their name as well as an official document stamped with the arrival date, such as a passport.

According to the lawyer Jorge Zavaleta, specialized in migratory processes, if the subject arrived to Mexico before that date but left the country at some point, he will not be able to start his regularization.

Neither the Official Journal nor the INM publications specify fees for the processes. They are only available by requesting them personally or through a lawyer at the INM office at Plaza Paraíso, on 10th Ave.

The Playa Times spoke with the officers who stated that individuals must pay $1,124 pesos in order to have an initial analysis of their situation. Once the INM establishes that the subject meets the requirements, there are two options: to apply for a one-year visa, which is $3,519 pesos, or for a four-year visa, $14,076 pesos.

This temporary visa is not a work visa but allows those who have it to apply for one, as well as to go out and return to Mexico, since it grants a legal migratory status. In order to get your working visa, you should have a job offer and apply for a status change which is $2,356 pesos, according to the INM webpage.

Those who do not meet the requirements have the right to bring a revised appeal 15 days after the resolution. In case of losing the appeal, the subject must leave the country in the next 30 days but will not pay a fine for having been staying illegally. No migratory authority is allowed to report or deport any foreigner who goes to any INM office in order to ask for information about the program.

The application for the Temporary Program of Migratory Regularization (Programa Temporal de Regularización Migratoria) is available until December 18, 2015. For more information check www.dof.gob.mx and www.inm.gob.mx.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Carlos Underwood - He currently works as a reporter for the Playa times and two other publications.

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Christmas in Playa is full of COLOR

December 15th, 2014
Christmas time in Mexico

Christmas time in Mexico

Holiday Decorations for sale in Dac…. Ave 30 between Constituyentes and Calle 20.

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Few days left of online auction to benefit local animal sterilization clinic!

March 3rd, 2014


At the moment this is being posted, there is 5 days and 9 hours left for bidding : )

A few examples of some of the items currently up for bid in the auction. Ends soon!!!!

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Carnaval Celebrations Playa del Carmen 2014

February 28th, 2014

Just “click” on poster to enlarge text : )
Feb 27th – March 4th, 2014

Carnival Schedule Playa del Carmen 2104

Carnival Schedule Playa del Carmen 2104

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Sign Up Now for Yoga By The Sea’s Teacher Training April 28 – May 28, 2014

February 22nd, 2014
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Yoga By The Sea Teacher Trainings are held in a spacious seaside yoga studio with a view of palms trees and the Caribbean Sea in tropical and safe Playa del Carmen, Mexico, south of Cancun.

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