The Royal Haciendas Resort
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Our "annual" late April visit to Playa. This trip was spiced up by the global "swine flu" scare. The resort was virtually empty, which was a shame since the epidemic was primarily a media frenzy and not an actual epidemic.
... the golden sun and book reading, Senica and I did a tequila tasting. I never would have thought I'd like tequila so much but we actaully found the tequilas they served to be worth sipping and savouring, as they were sweet and mild - nothing like the salty powerful shots we normally grimace at in North America. We stocked up on tequila at the duty free shop on our way back home to Yellowknife (via Cancun, Miami, Montreal, Kingston, Calgary, Edmonton - ...
... The best DJs set up there over the summer. Playa del Carmen doesn't stray from chart music at all, and as a result the music in clubs is ******* awful. I can understand that it is the music that appeals to the great unwashed (I am a culture snob, and proud), but surely there must be one place on a Monday night that has the business sense to offer a more alternative night? Just from the people we were with, there must be some kind of market for it?
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After the talk we headed to dinner. Juan took us a restaurant off the main street so it wasn't too busy or expensive but the food and the service were really great. We got a free Margarita so I have tried the tequila in Mexico but I am sticking with the rum... This was our last night with Carolyn as she is flying home a day early tomorrow but the rest of us have one last night all together so we decided to save ourselves for that and it wasn't too late a ...
... all the stock off @ 50% off. This is the same store that had a wall hanging that I wanted to buy last year. It was still there so I picked it up for only 70 pesos = $6.06 Can. A fantastic bargain. Obviously, the 3 of us were feeling a little hosed after a few more drinks so Glen was good enough to give us a lift the 4 or so blocks home. A fun night with what I hope will be lifelong friends. Thanks treating me Vic and Sara! Buenos ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking