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The view from our room at the Playacar Palace Hotel encompasses the swimming pool, the inviting beach and the Caribbean Sea. We are only a few steps from Quinta Avenida, Playa's pedestrian shopping precinct and the Cozumel Island Ferry Terminal.
Soon after arrival we start in with a late lunch and afternoon cocktails. When all meals and …
New year, new era! Those crackpots and fruitcakes awaiting intergalactic saviours to rescue them from a cosmic fireball on the 21st of December are no doubt still wiping egg off their faces as the rest of us sail merrily into 2013. But while armageddon didn't happen that day, I did have an appointment with a hospital bed, to be prodded and probed, …
Our first morning dawns typically early so, surprisingly alert, we decide to start the day as we mean to go on with a run to shift the festive pounds - which we'll no doubt put straight back on with the unlimited booze and food that stretches before us. We've chosen this hotel, the Playacar Palace, as unlike most of the other sprawling all- …
The sun is streaming through the windows when we awake bright and early, so our morning run down 5th Avenue is a hotter affair than yesterday. We've decided to spend the first few days chilling on the beach before our schedule of adventures kicks in - Coman's determined we should both relax - so after breakfast we slather on copious quantities of …
It's gone 7pm when we wake from our siesta to the sound of terrible piano covers of Beatles songs wafting up from the lobby. 'Hey Jude' is especially excruciating, almost as bad as Macca's massacre of it at the Olympics. Still groggy we steel ourselves for the celebrations to come. But first is dinner, buffet-style, in Cafe Del Mar. There's a vast …
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet