Playa del Carmen

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  • Day62

    Playa del Carmen

    December 9, 2018 in Mexico ⋅ 🌧 25 °C

    Den heutigen Tag habe ich am traumhaft schönen Strand von Playa del Carmen genossen.
    Die Strände in Mexiko sind in der Tat fast weiß und das Meer ist türkisblau.
    Im Gegensatz zu Fidschi ist die Temperatur hier auch sehr angenehm bei knapp unter 30 Grad und das Wasser ist leicht erfrischend, aber auch noch immer ziemlich warm wenn man mal drinnen ist.
    Ich genieße meinen tollen Strandurlaub :)
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  • Day64

    Strandurlaub in Playa del Carmen

    December 11, 2018 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Nach so vielen neuen Eindrücken auf meiner Weltreise brauche ich hin und wieder etwas Pause zum Erholen.
    Dafür ist Mexiko wirklich perfekt.
    Heute und morgen werde ich also nur am Strand verbringen bis es übermorgen dann schon zu meinem letzten neuen Land Kuba geht.

  • Day17

    Farewell 2018..

    December 31, 2018 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    It was the nicest way to end the year- a gorgeous day spent in luxurious surroundings, lying by the pool overlooking the ocean.

    Everything was wonderful - the buffet breakfast, the weather, the view... it was relaxed and very holiday-ish.

    We ate lunch on 5th Ave and the girls went shopping at the American stores - spending ages in Forever 21!

    We looked for somewhere to have dinner - everything was fixed price tonight - even the food court - starting at $US75!
    We decided instead to get a pizza (take away) before attending the New Year’s Eve party at the hotel - $US 60 for access which includes no food - just music and fireworks. But last year I promised Alex a good NYE party and so she got one.

    We danced until it began to rain, then ran for cover and waited it out. Danced again until the mid Iggy fireworks and went to bed just before 1pm. Goodbye 2018- you were hard work!
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  • Day18

    Welcome 2019

    January 1 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Buffet breakfast... swim... sunbake... stroll down 5th Ave.. buy trinkets for presents and souvenirs... repeat.

    It’s such a horrifically overpriced town, I am now resigned to ignoring the prices to do what we like because bargains are impossible to find. Hiring a cabana by the hotel poolside today cost $US175 - crazy!!! So there’s no point stressing. For these 4 days we will pay what we need to. But it’s certainly not the sleepy relaxed beach town Ben and I visited all those years ago.Read more

  • Day20

    Fun in the sun

    January 3 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    I have to say it’s been easy to get used to this slothful way of life - especially after the early starts and intense touring (which is also waiting for us in Guatemala).

    I’ve offered the kids a choice of activities; scuba diving, swimming with dolphins, visiting the ruins at Tulum or even a massage - they say ‘yes’ to everything - but perhaps tomorrow. And now this is our last full day and we’ve done none of this. And no one is complaining.Read more

  • Day61

    Mexiko :)

    December 8, 2018 in Mexico ⋅ 🌙 25 °C

    Heut war ein sehr langer und anstrengender Reisetag von 3 in der Früh bis 21:30 Uhr.
    Ich hab heut demnach noch nicht mehr gemacht als mein 1. mexikanisches Essen zu essen und das war echt extrem gut und billig!!!
    Ich hab zwar noch fast nichts von Mexiko gesehen aber ich bin schon sehr begeistert.
    Mit den ADO Bussen sind die Verbindungen für Touristen echt extrem gut und billig. Von Cancun airport fährt alle 30 min ein Bus 1 h nach Playa del Carmen um ca 9 Euro.
    Playa del Carmen ist sehr touristisch, aber noch im angenehmen Bereich.
    Zum Essen im Restaurant bekommt man anscheinend immer Nachos mit 3 Saucen und Limetten gratis dazu. Und mein Burrito war echt ein Traum und riesig. Und das alles um nur 5 Euro.
    Ich denke, ich werde hier noch sehr gut speisen :)
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  • Day65

    Ein letzter Tag in Mexiko

    December 12, 2018 in Mexico ⋅ 🌙 21 °C

    Schade, dass ich morgen Mexiko schon verlassen muss. Es hat mir hier richtig gut gefallen. Ich hab zuvor noch nie so einen weißen Strand mit türkisblauem Wasser gesehen. Und das mexikanische Essen ist auch richtig gut!!
    Zum Schluss noch ein paar letzte Eindrücke von Playa del Carmen.

  • Day3

    One with the Dolphins!

    January 5, 2017 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Great day today!

    Caught a ferry to Cozumel and hired a car as only way to get around island.

    The best beach Punta Sur is right at the end where you can lay in a hammock gazing at a gorgeous beach with a margarita in hand!

    But the best part of the day was swimming with two dolphins, a sea lion and a mother and baby manatee. Wow!

    Had an hour with the sea lion with only four of us - such a beautiful animal. Got to cradle her and got a kiss!!

    The dolphins were incredible - did the dolphin on each side while you hold a fin and they drag you along and then each one pushes you up in the air so you actually stand up and do a big face plant at the end - fun!

    The best one was when an american women's bikini bottom slipped down but she managed to stay upright in the air while pulling it up! Well done to her I say!
    Just as good was the reaction of the six mormons from Utah who didn't know where to look!

    The manatees swim around following the cabbage leaves held by the trainer - they are incredible up close.

    Paid an exorbitant price for the photos and that was after I got them down by $40US with two prints thrown in! Tripadvisor is full of complaints about the cost. But I wanted those photos!!

    Which brings me to the rip off prices here in touristy Playa del Carmen! I wanted a cheap fan and was quoted from $15 to $64!!!!! As if!!

    Its just not worth shopping from the small shops as the bargaining in the heat is exhausting.

    Even though its touristy its a good place to base yourself and walking the main shopping street is fun looking at all the restaurants and goings on. Some of the bars have swings! Now thats a bar I can go with!

    Photos - the lovely Punta Sur with the hamocks!
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  • Day317

    Passing through Playa del Carmen

    June 11, 2018 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    On day three in Cancun, we decided to take a one-hour-forty-minute bus trip to the nearby beach town of Playa del Carmen. We first needed to get to the main bus terminal in Downtown to then catch another bus to Playa del Carmen. When we arrived at the small beach town, we were met with tonnes of seaweed that had washed up on shore over night. There was no way that there was going to be any swimming so instead we hit the street markets for a bit of shopping, although the three amigos (Julie, Jason and Ricky) walked away with only a small bounty.

    The bigger bounty was captured in their gullets as they grazed their way through the streets, dodging other tourists. After lunching on tacos and fajitas and after a wild goose chase in Walmart for a new umbrella to shade Jason from the harsh rays of the Sun, the three amigos hit the road and returned to Cancun.

    Next stop: Back to Cancun

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  • Day2

    Playa del Carmen, Mexico

    October 12, 2018 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Muchos Saludos de Playa del Carmen! Wie erwartet ist es hier sehr touristisch, aber wir haben im "Hinterland" ein schönes Plätzchen gefunden...

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