Magic Blue Hotel
Travel Blogs from Playa del Carmen
A colleague at work went to an all-inclusive here, but that's not really our style, so we booked a DIY trip and really enjoyed it. The first three or four days we stayed at Magic Blue, which was pricey, but super nice. The beds were soft, the rooms were clean and modern, and it was close to the action (read: restaurants). The next few days we …
Monday morning started with Spanish lessons at a fantastic local school, Solexico. Jim and fellow volunteer Andi went straight into the beginner's class and were lucky enough to be the only two in that class leading to a week of very personalised lessons. Sian went into one of the intermediate classes with an interesting group of classmates from Brazil, Turkey, the UK and the US. Each weekday from 9am to 1pm we went along for three ...
... a bar on 5th Ave. as Darinka insisted we try a shot of Mezcal, similar to Tequila but tastes about the same. It turned out to be a great night and Mezcal treated me way better than Tequila ever has.
Thursday Marco, Darinka, Vivek, and I would go to "Dos Ojos". This is a Cenote which is an a series of flooded caves where you can snorkel and scuba dive. Dos Ojos (translates to Two Eyes) and has remained in the top ten, if not the top ...
So Mexico was as great as ever (6th time here!) although this particular trip special shout outs have to go out to "The Black Death" (poor Gary) who unleashed the Kracken far more times than was necessary OR convenient for my Dad's liking, and also my "unidentified insect bite" that lead to a trip to the medical centre far too early into my trip for my liking (I made it 3 days without ...
... dove off the side of the trampoline and then headed over to do one more waterslide. Then we headed back to shore.
I spent the rest of the time on the beach, laying in a beach chair and enjoying the sunshine on my face. And a beer in my hand, of course. It was the first time the whole cruise I’d actually gotten a chance to sit and really enjoy the sunshine and warm temperatures. But all too soon it was time to get back on the boat and sail back ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service