Ernesto was thrilled to see the nice, new pool at Mahékal. They did about 10 million dollars worth of upgrades. And all the staff are still there. I look forward to going back, and I hope that the pool will be heated by then.
While on vacation in Playa Del Carmen, we came across a fisherman, a.k.a. “Hawaiiano”, who showed us a large Coronado fish and what parts were for people and, of course, the pelicans!This fishy scene was part of our daily entertainment on the beach. Everyone, including me, was taking video and photos with their iPhones. Hawaiiano sure was a local celebrity fisherman!
Ernesto and I have been to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico seven times. Playa del Carmen, or just “Playa” as the locals refer to it, is a coastal resort town in Quintana Roo on the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico. Playa is located 70 km south of Cancún and 20 km west of the island Cozumel.
Avenida Quinta, a.k.a. 5th Avenue
We have certainly seen Playa grow into a more commercial resort city, but I think it has its charm intact. There are more convenience stores that sell cheap trinkets and t-shirts, but there are still quaint restaurants and artisanal stores that dominate the avenue. I did notice that some of the local vendors have become more aggressive in trying to draw tourists in to their stores. One particular vendor prodded a tourist by saying, “Hey, where are you from? I have something to show you. Stop! Hey, I said Stop!” Read more