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Travel Blogs from Playa del Carmen
... got rowdy and insisted that Diego party with us. At one point Ryan was actually behind the bar mixing drinks. We all had tequila poppers and flaming shots. I am amazed we all remained upright. A good time was had by all.
Friday and Saturday were dedicated to relaxing beachside and poolside. We dodged short rainstorms, took naps in our lounge chairs, read a lot, watched all the crazy tourists and sipped tropical drinks. It ...
... took a couple of photos blind because it was so bright I couldn't see the image on the screen! Pete had his togs on and I stripped down to my undies (no one here that I know!) and we had a wonderful dip in the salty, soothing Caribbean Sea, it was bliss! Then onto a backstreet for lunch at a place we had seen the night before. Wonderful food, delicious and cheap a d we watched the world go by for a while. The rest of the day passed much the same as a ...
... of tourists’.
‘Go to Playa Del Carmen, it’s much quieter.. and even if you want to go out, you can still go to Avenida 5.’
Sounded okay then. And it was easy enough to get to. ADO buses ran a service every hour but there was also a slightly cheaper collectivo service that ran as soon as they were full. We took one of these and blasted our way up the freeway. It only took some 50 minutes. We bundled out onto the street, got our bearing ...
... which resulted in me being subjected to a casual consultation with a woman who had a face like Joan Collins' ******** in the waiting room who gave me her unofficial diagnosis of spider bite and told me her similar spider bite didn't subside for 4 months...only then to be told by an ACTUAL Doctor that yes my bite was indeed unusual before telling me I would need a "shot in the ass". ...
... even cheaper than the airport!
Along the way we also got a great Spanish lesson for the basics! You must know how to ask where the bathroom is after all!
We arrived at our hotel - Riu Palace Riviera Maya - The hotel was amazing, the attention to detail for the decor and surrounding areas was phenomenal. We had no problem checking in, the front desk staff answered all of our questions!
Vacation had officially ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed