El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel
Travel Blogs from Playa del Carmen
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Today we started out early and headed to the Mayan city of Tulum. The ruins there were not all that impressive but the ancient city was built only a sheer cliff about fifty yards above the beach so the views were spectacular. The day was very hot so we walked along the top edge of the cliff so we could take …
Friday morning we left Charlotte, NC around 9:30am and after a three hour flight we finally arrived in Cancun, Mexico. Once we landed there were so many planes we actually had to wait for a good thirty minutes in line with about fifteen to twenty other arriving planes until a gate was available. We were stacked up for a long time. Finally, our …
... guide must have heard her and told her she got stung by a jelly fish, she said it didn't hurt too bad and the only had a small red dot on her forearm. Once back in the boat we headed back to shore and the captain gave us a few beers for the journey, we also stopped at a point to look under the glass bottom boat at some of the area destroyed in a hurricane that was left underwater, it used to be a shark farm. We got back to the dock briefly after and ...
While waiting for the bus at the resort we were told Playa del Carmen was one of the fastest growing cities in Mexico. With that in mind we were expecting bustle and construction. That didn't happen.
We were in a "mall" of local merchants and artisians. It was for tourists ...
... was Mexican, and only here for the BPM festival, so I wandered the streets looking for a party. Playa Del Carmen really came alive at night, the only problem was the only "good" music was at the BPM festival, and all other clubs had The Black Eyes Peas playing and plenty of whoop-ping yanks...not really my scene. I came back to Omar's and his friend had invited me over to his place for dinner. His wife was working at a local hotel til late, ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
We had a three bedroom condo that included daily maid service. We overlooked the poo and have better than "partial" views of the ocean. The El Taj is right in the middle of the nightlife and just a couple of blocks from 5th Ave.!!!
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