El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel
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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 …
... of Quintana Roo. Tulum was one of the last cities inhabited and built by the Mayas; it was at its height between the 13th and 15th centuries and managed to survive about 70 years after the Spanish began occupying Mexico. Old World diseases brought by the Spanish settlers appear to have been the cause of its demise. One ...
... live, I would probably prefer Tulum in the long run. It really has more nature, forested area, chilled locals and spiritual events happening. However, Playa just has more work opportunities and generally more happens here. I am currently going to 4 dance classes a week! Salsa and Bachatta. Playa does have a great vibe, and there is a large international expat community here. Unfortunately my Spanish in not being developed as fast as it should be due the the fact ...
... night out! The food was great :) Once we were ready we set off to coco bongos, there was quite a que outside but it didn't take long to get in. It had cost us 60 dollars but it was an open bar all night! We had a good location at the side of the lower level which was all standing, round the side were seats and tables for people who had opted for those instead of being down on the floor. The show was great, it was split into 24 separate ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsEl Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel Playa del Carmen
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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