Real Playa del Carmen
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... main pyramid and just lay on the grass and stared at the clouds. As lie-on-the-grass settings go, this has got to be the most impressive.
To the beach!
We headed east and arrived at Playa del Carmen around 7:30 after a trip down a toll road so new that Google Maps shows it as a dirt trail. Immediately I could smell the salty sea air and hear the thumping music.
We passed the main shopping street and spotted the likes of Haagen-Dazs, Forever 21 ...
... the door! After our round of fun we shut the balcony door most of the way and pondered how long the storm would last.
We went out for a little bit around 2pm for a late lunch again at Café del Mar. They had different food and desserts all set out. So we sat down again and enjoyed our selections. For dinner we decided to try the Italian restaurant. Unfortunately for Bryce it was formal wear which really only meant that men had to wear long pants. So he ...
... that you cannot bring your own food and drink and thus our bags were searched by the security. Once through the barrier we walked across the caravan park, with fancy campers protected from the sun by thatched roofs, to access the white sandy beach. It was nice and quiet despite being Saturday. We managed to get ourselves a shade and beach chairs, which to our surprise were free to use. The rest of the day was spent reading, swimming in the turqose water ...
... we decided to head back to our room to get ready to head out to town for some dinner. We strolled the main strip, full of tourist souvenirs, tour companies, jewellery and restaurants and soon enough we found a fantastic place to eat. A round of frozen margaritas were ordered and amazing food to match. It was so great being by the ocean, it was time to enjoy fresh fish, lobster and prawns galore. As we ate dinner, Stuie secretly paid a mariachi band to ...
For the last four days we have been in Cozumel for one thing, scuba diving! Elliott was really keen to do a dive called Punta Sur, which is one of the deepest and best dives in Cozumel. All up we did 11 dives on the Palancar reef, and all of them were drift dives. This means that there is a strong current that we use to our advantage, floating along the reef wall and not having to kick at all! We saw heaps of sea life, most ...