Barrio Latino Hotel
Travel Blogs from Playa del Carmen
So we arrived in Playa del Carmen and as it was the afternoon we were briefed on what there was to do at the hotel. Spent most of the day just wandering the streets and grabbing some local cuisine (tacos of course!) and had a few beers or cervezas as they´re known! The next morning we woke early as we had a trip to Tulum, swimming with turtles and …
We caught a surprisingly nice, coach-type public bus from the airport south to Playa Del Carmen, where we found our gorgeous little hotel, complete with hammock outside the door! After a quick wander, we found a nice restaurant for dinner. Nath had one of the biggest steaks I've ever seen and I had some delicious local fish. We sat out on the deck …
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Chichen Itza is a sacred Mayan site dating back to 1000 BC. It is amazing how they built the pyramids so precise and with so many special features. Twice a year the sun will create the shadow of a 7 segment snake going up the steps, and the steps are graduated by a centimetre all the way to the top to ...
... we left for an early night. Breakfast is included and brought to your room (I don't think they have a dining room here) but room service is always welcome! At 8.30 as requested we had a knock at the door and a lady brought in a tray of coffee, orange juice and pastries, not bad for £60 a night. We ate it on the balcony. So we have spent the first day just wondering around the town. It was really hot today and quite busy because a large Carnival cruise ship ...
... chilled out, but still is a bit annoying, a lot of ATMs only give out American money and shops have their prices in American dollars, I just don't get why? We are in Mexico! They use pesos, not USD! Don't cater to Americans, just because they are to stupid to use another currency, use your own currency pesos and let them deal with it. We got very annoyed, almost walked the entire strip looking for an ATM giving out pesos, the ones we did ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services