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Travel Blogs from Playa del Carmen
Wow. They is the first word that comes to mind as we walk off the ferry and down the sand road to our hotel . You notice the charm right away. The small colorful buildings, covered in art and hand painted murals. This doesn't feel like Mexico but more of like we landed on a Caribbean island that speaks Spanish. We walk down the middle of the road …
... around 45 mins away - and the cheapest bus option was going to be a 1.5 hour wait!) we took the option of a collective hotel shuttle and soon we were on our way. To say the bright lights, grandeur and fortune of Vegas was behind us would be an understatement. As we drove through the Mexican villages and into downtown Playa Del Carmen you couldn't help but notice the rundown homes and poverty - little children sitting and playing out on ...
... program, so at this point we think that we don't need to go deeper into the cantina issue! :-)
Anyway, at the cantina family day we got some new family members: Joe and Syltan (Russia). Our chinese girls left today and go back to the college life in the states.
This week Rachel our instructor came back from holiday and was ready to go on a dive with us.
We are happy to count Evaristo and Markos from Blue Angel to our new friends.
... Following on with a few bubbles and a "ploughmans" dinner, we planned an action packed day for Tuesday zip lining, canoeing, swimming in an above ground cenote and exploring a below ground cenote with our guide Ricky, who also assumed the role of chief photographer. A great kid with minimal English and a good sense of humour, he decided that while we were in the underground cenote that he would do a Mayan ...
... 45min of swimming and snorkeling, we headed to a nearby restaurant for lunch at 2PM. The restaurant was called Selva Maya Hacienda. Food was actually pretty good. Surprising considering most tours we go on bring us to cheap places. After lunch and a brief thunderstorm, we stopped at a nearby cenote before heading to Valladolid.
Valladolid we didn't do much, a quick 45min shopping stop while the van refueled. It was a ...