Caribbean Paradise Resort & Spa
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCaribbean Paradise Resort & Spa Playa del Carmen
Nice comfortable bed & an outdoor swimming pool on the second floor.
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Travel Blogs from Playa del Carmen
... a limp arm dangling (and the missing teeth were driving a desire to purchase a banjo). She was still trying to keep up with daily gym visits we had planned on as well as the tennis hours we had scheduled, but then the most traumatic injury of all occurred (particularly since it happened to me)- apparently when you jog in the humidity of Mexico, a sweat soaked heavy cotton shirt can do serious damage to your nips. I discovered this as we sat through a breakfast in a crowded restaurant ...
... the surfers. And for dinner we drove back to the town, picking up Simba and having Pozole and Frijoles Charros at Otates - a great place with great food and a wonderful newly constructed bar. The entire place is half outside and family owned since about 1990. The owner's son Omar built the bar next to the restaurant and made all the decoration, the bar, the tables and chairs on his own. What a great place!
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... were in Mexico.
There appears to be very little that's authentic about Playa del Carmen. It wouldn't have been my first (or second, or twelfth) choice of destination. But everywhere else on the itinerary was someplace I wanted to see, and geographically, this was the most logical endpoint before
flying home. So life's a compromise, I suppose. And hey, there are worse things in the world than ending my trip with a couple of days on a beach.
Our next destination... Xel Ha natural aquarium theme park. It's the largest natural aquarium in the world. For $40 we had unlimited access to the park, snorkelling with 90 different marine species including a range of fish and stingrays. Unlimited food and drink/alcohol. We floated through mangrove tunnels, went to an isolated beach, saw dolphins being cheeky and showing off, and snorkelled in ...
... them. You then applied any chilli sauce etc afterwards. When you request one you just start eating. A strange economy really. It seemed to work well though because when you have one you want more, and more. Between the 6 of us we probably had about 18 and it cost no more than about £8. Bargain!
We headed off to try and find a place Andrew's friend had recommended that was a little known gem (i.e. cheap for ...