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Mexico city, Mexico
February 4, 2005
From journal Playa del Carmen on a budget
Apple Valley, California
October 6, 2004
From journal Relaxing in Mexico
May 13, 2004
We have been to the Riviera Maya four times and trust me that this is not Cancun or Cozumel. Still, if you want QUIET and relaxation, this is the place. . .
From journal Grand Mayan Palace
September 18, 2001
From journal Playing Around in Playa del Carmen
Brooklyn, New York
April 1, 2001
Dead center is the pier, where the ferry to Cozumel docks. North of the pier is a busy public beach area, and south is Playacar, much quieter with, in my opinion, better swimming but somewhat dull if you like people watching.
People watching here is perfect. Because of the strong European and South American presence here, topless sunbathing is pretty common. The young international flavor of the beach makes it special here, much more enjoyable than nearby Cancun.
There is little shelter from the sun along this beach, and conveniently, the beach front restaurants and clubs will rent you a chair or some shade for about $2.50 to $3 US for the day. Money well spent, in my opinion: the sun can be brutal, even in the cool winter and spring months.
From journal Paradise in spite of Cancun