Gran Porto Real Resort and Spa
Travel Blogs from Playa del Carmen
6 great, well deserved, days at the beach. Picture this:
- Sunshine, pool & beach
- Kids happy in the kids club, parents happy by the pool.
- All happy with the luxury & all-inclusive food & drinks
- We only moved to go snorkelling at Xel-Ha, visit Tulum ruins and dance the night away at the Coco Bongo show in Cancun. < …
... a red flag flying which did not deter those who did venture in. Anyway there was a nice cooling breeze coming in off the sea.
Back into Playa del Carmen this time on a colectivo and down to the white sand beach for a spot of lunch at Yan Ten - Quesadillas de pollo for 50 pesos / NZ 4.70 / US $ 3.90 and as drinks ...
... and places to stay. She and her friend Francine made sure that I had a great 50th birthday 3 weeks after arriving in my new home. Francine took me on a day outing to Tulum and the Mayan ruins, Turtle Bay where you snorkel with large sea turtles (beautiful creatures), a great lunch at a restaurant there, and then two cenotes on the way back to Playa. Cenotes are unique to this coast. The entire area is located on lime stone, which over the millennia have eroded ...
... Sunday, Monday and Tuesday: The rest of the week followed a similar pattern. After two weeks of constant movement the days by the beach felt well deserved. We sunbathed and socialised until Tuesday, at which point I was ready to go home and rest before my next adventure to South East Asia on Sunday. I'm sure I will spend the rest of my life wanting these two weeks back, but whats done is done and I have had the bloody time of my life. So onwards to ...
... it looked like rain and we were very cold, in short it looked like the next 4 hrs would be fun. Our skipper assured us that this was perfect for fishing as fish like waves. We could expect dolphin fish, barracuda and maybe sailfish or marlin and May was apparently the best time of year to do any fishing in the region. He also told us that he didn't go out the day before as his intended customers were suffering from ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Adjoining Rooms
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool