March 2018 - Playa del Carmen, Mexico...Party Playa

4 Nights in Playa del Carmen (Playa as it's known locally) full of food, especially seafood and drinks, roof top pool and late nights in this party town.  Manage to check out a Cenote as well.

Is this known as Party Playa yet?

Made our way to the ferry terminal in Isla Mujeres which is about a 4 block walk. Ferry for $14 USD to Cancun, a $6 USD taxi to the Colectivos (Vans) to Playa which cost $3 USD finished with 12 min walk to our fantastic apartment with rooftop sitting pool.  A perfect 4 days of fun and relaxation on the mainland.

Nice contrast

Anavyantas, little slower and not any cheaper

But definitely less people


Heading to Cancun

Chau Isla Mujeres

Speed vs finess

In to the big city of Cancun.

Don't take the back seat!
Crammed like this for 1 hr or more.

Hot walk, but happy to be off that bus/van/colectivo.

Roof top area, so nice

























































Great spot in Playa; Petit Maguey

I can live with this


Tight beach area, not sure that's the best part of Playa.  I am sure the hotel brochures are sexier than the actual beach fronts they boast.  Beware!





Big hotel - Grand Hyatt

Busy And this is at the end of the day.

Possibly my favourite lunch spot ever!  Chiletin has a great vibe, great seafood and good drinks to get a guy back on track. A tribute to Chiletin.

Soup shooter to start. Ojo Rojo - Red Eye

Tuna Burger

2 Ojo Rojos is better than one
  
Like coming back from the bathroom
to your food, except sub in "the Pool"

Tostados, so tasty and only $2.5 each

Hey guys, "concrete anchor bolts"

Too spicy! Shrimp cocktail - "Aguachile"

Shot from next door hostel tower bar
Enjoying a swim before lunch...at the restaurant...nice

Perfect



Other moments around town.

Recommend: Chiletin for eating seafood, La Perla Pixan for authentic Mayan food, La Ranita for drinks, La Changla for live music.

Ran in to my old boss Grant and
 Tracy (Entec) on the street.

Dancing girls outside a $55 all you can
drink bar. "Mandala"

Out front of a live music bar "La Changla"

Last litre of the night for me at
Karaoke bar "Bambu"

Not a bad Hefeweizen from the can!

Check out the 200 ml beers, Ah cute

Homemade Margaritas by Sterling

Fried up Crickets at La Perla Pixan

La Perla Pixan

Cricket taco.  Taste like soya'd pumpkin seeds

COOL! knitted type thing...


Cenote Chaak Tun which is cold and dark and very overpriced.  $30 USD for 1.5 hrs to swim with rental gear (light did not work).  Stay tuned in the next post to see how you should do a Cenote proper!

Manicured area = could be expensive

Going in to the cenote cave



Definitely one of the good photos of the day

What?

Camera dying...

Staglamites


Screwed up camera, flashlight didn't work and we arrived late so we were the final group of the day and everyone wanted to go home.

Sterling and I listening to the guide



Roof top sunsets so great

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