Playa del Carmen

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  • Day14

    Heute haben wir zum ersten Mal unsere Schnorchel-Masken getestet und konnten direkt am Hotelstrand die ersten bunten Fische, einen kleinen Rochen und einige Korallen sehen. 😊🐟🐠🐚🦀
    Funktioniert super, das Wasser ist angenehm erfrischend und ziemlich klar. 🌅
    Außerdem hatten wir wieder Besuch von den auf der Anlage lebenden Nasenbären. 😍

  • Day18

    Für alle Schleckermäuler... 😉😋 Das Essen hier ist sehr lecker und abwechslungsreich. Neben dem Frühstücks- und dem Buffet-Restaurant gibt es acht weitere A la cart Restaurants in denen man sich (mit Reservierung) verwöhnen lassen kann.

  • Day13

    Nun sind wir am vorerst letzten Etappenziel in Playa del Carmen angekommen und haben den Mietwagen gegen ein wunderschönes All-Inclusive-Resort ausgetauscht. Hier im Paradies dürfen wir noch eine Woche urlauben!💞

  • Day11

    Johann war heut zum ersten Mal tauchen. Er hat sich für ein kleines Schnuppertauchen entschieden. Erst gab es ein wenig Theorie von Keila in der Tauchschule, dann ging es in den Pool zum üben. Im Meer haben wir dann zwei Tauchgänge mit Keila gemacht. Es war sehr schön. Und Johann ist ein Naturtalent im tauchen.

  • Day4

    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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  • Day7

    So after a busy few days today was my chill day and a chance to catch up on my blogging.
    Found a great place called Indigo Beach which was right on the beach - literally. My research told me that it had wi fi and the waiters left you alone - perfect!
    It was abit out of the centre so it was more chill.
    Alot of the places play loud club music during the day!

    You can see my table in the corner where I spent about five hours helped by a margarita and some authentic mexican nachos. But check out what I got when I ordered 'abit of fruit with some yogurt'! Servings are large here.
    You could even lay on a sunbed in this cafe.

    At one point it started raining and everyone disappeared so I had the place to myself. So nice sitting under cover right on the beach in the rain with a margarita!

    Walked back along the beach - the beach is receding as you can see and all of the cafes restaurants and hotels look like they are getting closer to the water!

    Finally a shot of me with my special heat/humidity hairstyle!
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  • Day1

    Happy to have finally landed in Mexicoo! Woke up a bit jet lagged this morning and took the opportunity to walk along the beach in Playa Del Carmen whilst the rest of the tourists were still asleep.

    I've also been craving tacos for days so I got myself a nice taco combo for lunch 😋

You might also know this place by the following names:

Playa del Carmen, פלאיה דל כרמן, PCM, プラヤ・デル・カルメン, 플라야델카르멘, Плая-дель-Кармен, پلائیا دیل کارمین, 普拉亞德爾卡曼

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