Travel Blogs from Playa del Carmen
Driving along another 3 lane dual carriage way highway again reminds you of the inadequate roads infrastructure we put up with in Nth Queensland. It is interesting to compare the differences between our two countries. Spaced every few kilometres along the way are opulent residential developments and resort/spas. All with grand entrances and …
... and jumping out of the water, some were huge, we also saw a few Dolphins. Everyone had been given their flippers, snorkel and goggles as well as a life jacket on the way out and the rules were explained to us all very thoroughly so we all knew exactly what to do. The area was crowded with boats so we flanked around the outer for a bit trying to spot one, soon enough the guide spotted one, the captain got the boat into position the older American couple who ...
... fed drugs to entertain a bunch of gringos?
But I couldn't help myself. They are beautiful.
Same thing goes with the dolphin tour we took. Exploitative? Yes? Are the animals well taken care of? Definitely. Cool to ride on the back of a dolphin? Absolutely.
And they were more trained than Sheena ever was, that's for sure.
It's always a fine line between enjoyment and exploitation. Hotels are built and people get jobs and ...
... area; the white-sand beach is literally steps away from the cobble-stoned streets . . . so we took the time to relax and chat while enjoying a couple of buckets of beer and snacks while Cindy’s teens explored a bit more on their own. Her daughter even had a massage on the beach. We planned so that Cindy and her kids (ages 17 and 20) would come to the Riu Lupita in order for us all to be together for the "Dolphinus Swim with the Dolphins" tomorrow.
After doing ...
... over to my hotel.
27th June - weather bit **** today so just gonna go get settled in at my hotel & get my bearings for the area. Hotel nice and modern. But of lunch back at ma & pa's then hide from rain for a little while. Out for diner and few drinks then calling it an early night and heading back to my hotel to part catch up a bit.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking