About Playa del Carmen
Day 2 (Playa del Carmen): I had booked the taxi through the hotel the night and the driver picked me up a 8:45 sharp for my 11:30 am flight to Cancun. The return taxi booked thorugh the hotel cost me only 180 pesos (~14 USD) I ended getting there pretty early, around 9:10 ish, as there was virtually no traffic getting there, being a lazy Sunday morning, as the driver said.
Playa del Carmen
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65 Kms from Playa del Carmen
Today, Cancun is known for its beautiful sandy beaches and luxurious resorts. It’s hard to imagine that just a little over 40 years, this place was no more than a coconut plantation with only three residents. Cancun’s story starts in the late 60s, when a group of Mexican economists undertook a study to find an ideal travel destination in order to increase tourism and income within the country. Once the research was complete, the economists analyzed the data and concluded that Cancun was the most desirable site in Mexico. Four short decades later, the area is home to more than 700.000 people, and generates a third of country’s overall tourism revenue. Not bad for a former coconut plantation.
63 Kms from Playa del Carmen
In today’s day and age, finding a good hotel is pretty easy, in fact, I found the Sol Caribbean Travel website after just a few seconds of googling, and managed to book a room five minutes later. However, choose the hotel wisely, because that’s where you’ll spend most of your time. My sister and I stayed at the Sunset Royal Marina, and if you were thinking about spending a couple of days in Cancun this summer, I highly recommend it. But enough about the accommodation, let’s talk about the good stuff.It’s hard to imagine that any place in the world has more adventure parks than Cancun. There, you will find more than a dozen parks advertising everything from kayaking and rappelling to ziplining and flying over water with a jetpack. My sister’s boyfriend (who visited Cancun the year before) recommended the Xplor Park, so we spent a day ziplining and exploring the underground caves. Also, the pizza was surprisingly delicious.
61 Kms from Playa del Carmen
TulumA Pre-Colombian Maya walled city with a spectacular Caribbean coastline makes Tulum one of the top beaches of Mexico.