While docked at Cozumel took a ferry to Playa Del Carmen and then headed to Tulum for a visit to the ruins. Well worth the time and money - the ruins are spectacular and something that North Americans are just not exposed to on a regular basis. Playa is also a very nice town to explore and experience - but stay in the tourist areas.
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About Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
A charming Mexican port town on the Yucatan Peninsula, Playa del Carmen is the dropping-off point for excursions to the ancient temples and tombs of Tulum, the only Mayan city over-looking the ocean, and to the exquisite coral lagoon of Xel-ha.
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Shopping here was a waste of time. If you insist on shopping and want to get to the main shopping center TAKE A TAXI! Don't walk. It was like a Southern Rodeo Drive, no bargins to be had. As we dragged ourselves back to the boat we walked along the beach and regretted that we didn't just rent a chair and sit and enjoy the beach. That would have made for a perfect day. However, two in our group went to Tulum and enjoyed their tour.
Visited: Mar 18, 2006
Highly recommend XPlor, Xel-Ha, Coba Mayan Ruins. XPLOR is cool because it has a little of everything. UTV, cave swimming, Zip Lining. Xel-HA is great for snorkeling, cliff jumping, lounging, dolphin swi Coba I liked because it is one of the few ruins you can still climb. Most you can only look at.
We stayed at the Royal PDC and had a nice time. It was an adults only resort so that was great! You also had access to the Real across the street. The pool was awesome, beach was a little small but we walked down a ways and explored the area. Always felt safe.
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