Hotel Playa del Karma
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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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... from the car park we were met with the awe and might of the Pyramid of Kukulcan, also named El Palacio. Kukulcan is a Mayan name for feathered snake. This 25 metre high structure is built as a calendar. It has nine levels divided in two making eighteen terraces, each representing a 20 day month of the Mayan year. The top platform makes up the 365 days of the year and the 52 flat panels on the facade refer to the 52 year cycle of the calendar. On the spring and autumn equinox, ...
... and then it was time to eat again! Lunch was also on the deck and then we sat by the pool watching hoards of passengers enjoying the sun, which apparently has decided to stick around.
This afternoon we decided to attend the art auction – not necessarily to buy art, but I mean, there was a free piece of art for everybody that attended. I won't say it was a waste of time because I have never been to an art auction before, and we ...
... last margarita, also situated on our street – very handy locations these restaurants, highly recommend staying at Pueblito or somewhere on 38th Street when in Playa.
Prior to flying out on our last day we had a massage booked, only to arrive and the store was shut! Unperturbed, we wandered off to get a smoothie then on our way back found the masseuse had arrived and we both duly enjoyed our last moments in Playa, after a 5-day ...
... climbing a 30-meter pole. While one stands on top play and the drums and flute, whle the other four jump off the pole, attached by ropes, and descend by circling the pole upside-down. They'll each make 13 rotations around the pole, symbolizing the 52 years in the mesapotamian calendar cycle. Read more about this ceremony here.
Party like a Gringo
At Senor Frogs, the ultimate American-style bar in Playa, ...
... eight days, I relaxed by the pool, made lunch and read some books. After all, I had earned it after months of travel and exploring. I still felt completed to see something of the area, so I went downtown to the main avenue in Playa. The beach was beautiful, with sand that can only be described as powdered sugar. The main avenue was not really what I wanted at this point of my trip, lots of bars with drunken tourists at 10am, and shops selling tack for ridiculous ...