Riu Lupita Hotel
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We took the 7 a.m. airport shuttle from Richmond, Vancouver, 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 Cara (one of the built-up tourist sections on the Mayan Riviera), which is …
On our second morning in Cancun, Cindy arrived at the Riu Lupita sans family. Randy hung out at the resort while we three gals hopped the 9:30 a.m. shuttle to Delphinus at the Riviera Maya to participate in the dolphin swim. We had decided to do the middle-lux activity, which meant four people to one dolphin ($159 US), as opposed to twelve people …
Following breakfast, we took the Riu Lupita shuttle to Playa del Carmen to meet up with Helen's Richmond Hill, Ontario friend Cindy and her family at Senor Frog’s. Pat was very surprised at the touristy section--a shady outdoor shopping center with high-end clothing boutiques, funky, offbeat little shops and jewellery stores--smack-dab in the …
MEXICO - PLAYA DEL CARMEN
Finally we made it to the beach to scrub off the dirt from the junglecamp. We had a 14 hour freezing busride by night, its like a butchersdelivery the meet is not supposed to get too hot. (same aircon stuff as asia). Playa del Carmen is a typical holiday place for X+¿* ;-) like a nice "Ballermann". No actually not so bad but coming from a nice …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsRiu Lupita Hotel 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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