Royal Hideaway Playacar
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... an hour's time. The ride was a high speed ride over choppy waves and some of its passengers were feeling the effects of the bumpy ride by the time that we arrived at Playa del Carmen. Playa del Carmen is a small town that would be a staging point for our adventure in Tulum. Another hours journey by bus would see us arrive in a large parking lot surrounded by tourist shops, that hosted the entrance to the National Park that was the ancient Mayan City of Tulum. The entrance and ...
... left for archaeology or history. Also, it was brutally hot with the sun beating down, I was sweaty and exhausted and my feet hurt from doing so much walking in flip-flops. We walked up and down the crowded pathways through hundreds of tourists, looking and looking and looking for the access to the beach. But every time we thought we found it, it turned out to be roped off and inaccessible. Donde es la playa?
We finally got fed up and exited ...
... and got changed for rappelling and ziplining. We put on our gear and met our new guide Ulises. He was a funny guy. He walked us over to the rappelling station, gave us a quick 5 minute run through and we were climbing the 70 foot tower. Once we reached the top I took a minute to catch my breath and take in the amazing view. We could see jungle all around us. It was beautiful. We stepped to the edge facing backwards and positioned our feet wide apart and then it was time ...
... our next dive stop, Barracuda and Sabalos. A much shallower dive to around 12m with beautiful fishes and coral reefs. The currents were pretty strong which probably made it a drift dive! Again, it was over all too soon... :( Headed back to Playa and we sat down at a restaurant on the beach called Zenzi with sun loungers and couches to chill out on. Angelos and I were so bummed we missed the nice couches by seconds! We sat down at a table ...
... live, I would probably prefer Tulum in the long run. It really has more nature, forested area, chilled locals and spiritual events happening. However, Playa just has more work opportunities and generally more happens here. I am currently going to 4 dance classes a week! Salsa and Bachatta. Playa does have a great vibe, and there is a large international expat community here. Unfortunately my Spanish in not being developed as fast as it should be due the the fact ...