Villas Paraiso del Mar
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
TripAdvisor Reviews Villas Paraiso del Mar Holbox Island
Travel Blogs from Holbox Island
... island to head for Playa Del Carmen. I've been to Playa Del Carmen before on a family holiday to Mexico some years ago and from what I remembered it was an awesome place. But I must be getting old as this time I didn't enjoy it as much and couldn't wait to get out of there. We found somewhere to stay but not before we had sat at a bar next to the marina and beach, the guy working was fantastic and even played the Mexican birthday song for me which then prompted some ...
... of the fish but we all had a go too. The fishing soon lost its novelty as it turned out none of use were very good at it! James patiently sat with our line for ages, until we eventually swapped. Re-cast the line and somehow managed to catch a fish almost immediately! It was a very proud moment for me. At one point someone caught a blow fish. It was really cool seeing it puff up, but we obviously had to throw it back because of the poison issue.
After catching a ...
... only wished we had longer to enjoy them all. We enjoyed some amazing fresh sushi as well as a seafood platter which had so much seafood on it, including squid, crab, lobster, fish, shrimp, conch, ceviche and mussels. All for the price of 500 pesos for the two of us (£21!!) We also enjoyed sunsets and cocktails most nights. We found a beach bar where we enjoyed mango margaritas with habenero chilli in it! Yum. The sunsets were incredible with so ...
... to not ask questions about experience we found a taco shop/dive centre that didn't care about safety at all. Sean has never dived before and so had to pretend he was Oskar from Sweden who is an advanced diver. After I explained to Sean that the dive instructors will help us a seedy Mexican man walked out from behind the taco grill with 0 English and said vamos (let's go). Sean was a lot more nervous now as I explained diving and everything to do from breathing underwater to ...
... or hide in their hotels and hostels. After wearing my yellow short shorts for way to long and having decided that my red ones were either lost or stolen I received a photo from my old boss in Puerto Escondido saying thanks for the shorts with him wearing them striking what I think is a body building pose. I was filled with mixed emotions as the shorts that made my pins look so good were now gone which made me sad but the realisation that they had gone to a ...