Fiesta Inn Ciudad del Carmen
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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Travel Blogs from Ciudad del Carmen
Having arrived very late the night before ( or early depending on how you look at it!) we enjoyed a late breakfast and left at around midday. Our intention was to visit Palenque, an ancient Maya temple in the jungle. However, things didn't quite work out that way! We were only two blocks away from the hotel when suddenly Jan was involved in a collision with another car - a Mexican driver :-( ...
... the warm, bath-like swimming pool until around 10pm, until we were eventually called over by an older Mexican lady. We had to acclimatise ourselves next to the fire, and say some old Mayan word before entering the Temezcal. Inside, we all sat down in a semi circle and had to draw crosses on burning hot stones with a piece of wax like, eucalyptus smelling rock. Then there was lots of chanting, darkness, and heat for the next 90 minutes. I had to state what I wanted to get ...
... my bed, which was nice. That evening we had a few beers at the bar and played cards til about midnight. I came 2nd. I was robbed. As we were just about to go to bed, a guy with a flashlight turned up complaining that there was a snake in his roof, just chilling out. Apparently according to the handyman at the lodge it was poisonous. Cue a terrible nights sleep for me, alone, in my dark , potentially bug and snake ridden ...
... around it. The place had no wifi or much technology at all and it fitted snug into the jungle! Really cool experience. The next day we walked to the Palanque ruins which an ancient Maya site. 59 paso to enter and it was a beautiful walk through the jungle past waterfalls and large green trees which opened up to the famous archaeological site. It's estimated ...
Side trip: Merida
The bus trip from Chichen Itza to Palanque would have been 10ish hours and may have been an overnight bus trip. I am a little nervous of night bus rides so we have decided to break up the trip and stop off at Merida.
We get the bus at 9.45am from Chichen and we are in Merida by 12pm. It is another hot walk of about 3 blocks from the bus terminal to our hotel – El Jardin. We are greeted by Elsie our host and she is a nice lady, ...