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The blue sea of Playa del Carmen

Me, Frans and our neighbours (Sunny_Dolly and Peter) went to Mexico, Riviera Maya in October 2002. That is near Playa del Carmen (about 30 minute drive by buss). We had lovely weather and a great time. Playa is about shopping and tourism.

Art on the

Really everywhere you can see art. From funny wooden people or suns or paintings. You should look up and down and everywhere when you walk at the boulevard, but dont miss what you came for the locals and all the shops !

Fooooooooooooooohooood !!!

When you go to Playa or stay in the neighbourhood in a hotel, you should go to one of the little restaurants of Playa and have a real Mexican meal. Wit a Mexican beer. This is my plate and i had a real good time eating it. It was not soft outside but crispy and inside there was chicken and vegetables....hmmm... look what you have done now....I AM HUNGRY !

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Wonderfull, friendly people and lots of shops
  • Cons:The Cruiseboat - tourists makes it all expensive !!!
  • In a nutshell:Go and enjoy but be ready to pay !
  • Last visit to Ciudad del Carmen: Oct 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • alayola's Profile Photo
    Nov 23, 2007 at 2:01 AM

    Hi, I am from Ciudad del Carmen, and as much as I would like it to look like playa del carmen, well it is not ; ( ... Playa de Carmen is in Quintana-Roo. glad you liked it there. ; )

  • bigmutt's Profile Photo
    Oct 19, 2007 at 2:16 PM

    I am confused; are you writing about Ciudad del Carmen (which is the heading and location of all your writings & photos) or Playa del Carmen? Playa is a very different place than Ciudad del Carmen.

  • RickinDutch's Profile Photo
    Feb 13, 2006 at 3:03 PM

    Nice tips! Birthday greetings from Alaska!

  • eranda's Profile Photo
    May 31, 2005 at 3:16 AM

    nice VT page, i really enjoy after reading

  • doreenellen's Profile Photo
    Dec 1, 2003 at 12:58 PM

    Looks a brilliant place and colouful. Lovely photos. Cocktails and food near the sunbeds would make me want to visit tool.

  • RhondaRuth's Profile Photo
    Oct 22, 2003 at 1:33 PM

    It might have something to do with fire hazards. But I have a neighbor that uses a blower EVERY week in his yard. What an AWFUL noise!

  • bugalugs's Profile Photo
    Oct 15, 2003 at 12:49 AM

    excellent tips Yv, liked the one about the shopping and having a drink :-)

  • dedeckerm.'s Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2003 at 9:43 AM

    Excellent terug !! zoals we gewoon van je zijn ! Prachtige foto's!!

  • Daja123's Profile Photo
    Oct 3, 2003 at 1:46 PM

    Your page is very interesting. What about Mexican food? NMNMNMM....

  • doolemma's Profile Photo
    Dec 3, 2002 at 12:52 PM

    How long are you going to make us wait before hearing about your Playa del Carmen trip????


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