Hotel Riu Lupita
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With only 90 minutes of free Wifi per day and the slowest upload speed of all time... its been a struggle to try and keep my blog up to date. Its the end of day #1 in Mexico and it was a pretty great day!! Slept in due to the late night and hangovers but hey we are on vacation nothing wrong with that!! Met with our Sunwing rep Nicolas and picked …
Our last full day at the resort was spent at the pool side sipping frozen drinks and developing a sun burn by the end of the day Marshall looked as though he may be Mexican and I resembled a cooked lobster! The nights entertainment was very good, Michael Jackson was resurrected and performed an awesome show! (Mexicans sure like MJ)
Well as you can imagine it was a very late start to the day for all of us... :(
After finding some much needed coffee and a light breakfast we made our way to the Beach Club where we recovered from our hangovers in the sun loungers and taking a refreshing swim in the ocean. Later we had a buffet supper and watched some of the entertainment but …
... come to realise as the Mexican relaxed attitude, by whispering to me 'I'll pretend I just didn't notice' and with a smile waved me on. Great, I got on, but she planted a seed of doubt. A seed that could eventuate into a wee problem when I landed in Mexico. Here, there may have been a ticket I didn't have, but I for sure wanted my taco!
Arriving in Cancun was a surprise. The landscape and increased heat were as expected but the airport wasn't. No where does it ...
... departure, but the problem was I had already used up all my BZ$$! Made a deal while in line to pay pesos for BZ money so I would not be stuck with a bunch afterwards, then almost lost all my money, (US and Pesos) when I dropped my ziploc ontop of a crack on the dock. Thankyou God! I found out later en route that I didn't need to worry as one of the ship's men came around and exchanged all BZ for pesos. Whatever! Now I know. It was 1hr 40mins to ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Riu Lupita Playa del Carmen
We took the 7 a.m. airport shuttle for the 9:40 a.m. flight to Cancun. After 5.5 hours flying time, we arrived at 5:30 p.m. Cancun time. It was dark already; we paid $30 US each for the airport shuttle to the Riu Lupita all-inclusive resort in Playa Car (one of the built-up tourist sections on the Mayan Rivieria), which is a short drive from downtown Playa del Carmen (a quaint seaside Mexican town). The resort was decorated with festive Christmas lights, and a 10- or 12-foot high electric "Blue" Christmas tree. After a meal which included Mexican cerviche (Randy's recipe is better!), we enjoyed watching a group of lithe, young, beautifully-costumed, and very talented modern dancers.
While we were enjoying the entertainment, we watched the couti mundi, a nocturnal animal of the racoon family, run wild around the resort. These animals have long snouts, long furry tails, and appear to be about the size of a small dog. They run rapidly around the tops of walls, come up to the steps of the restaurant (we even saw one jump up on a dining room table at the Mexican speciality restaurant), rustle through the bushes and run through the resort site in the dark.
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