Quintana Roo Journals

R&R in Quintana Roo, Mexico

A January 2004 trip to Quintana Roo by noelle_1

La Posada del Capitan Lafitte Photo, Quintana Roo, Mexico More Photos
Quote: We spent 10 days relaxing in Quintana Roo. We saw three Mayan ruins and visited Playa del Carmen. We stayed at a not-quite all-inclusive resort that has a nice family feel.

La Posada del Capitan Lafitte

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La Posada del Capitan Lafitte Photo, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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This is a nice, family-owned, semi-inclusive resort with about 70 rooms. Each room has ocean access and the resort is right on the sandy beach. It’s much more laid-back and friendly than the big resorts. There’s less emphasis on drinking too. Breakfast and dinner are included in the room cost. They can accommodate vegetarians (ovo lacto). Food is good, tasty, and clean. We did not get any food poisoning. There were many families and travellers of all ages, and many return visitors. There were lots of Italian and German tourists and few Americans when we went. The staff is exceedingly friendly, and speak English and Italian, as well as Spanish. Things to do include: beach lounging, hors...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 7, 2004

La Posada del Capitan Lafitte
Hotelera Punta Bete, SA de CV
Quintana Roo, Mexico
(800) 538-6802

Tulum Mayan Ruins

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Attraction | "Tulum/Coba tour"

Coba - Nohuch Mol Pyramid Photo, Coba, Mexico
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We took a guided tour to Tulum and Coba with a group called Kukulcan Tours. Our guide was Alonzo, who does many of the tours. It was around US$60 each for the whole day, which included transport from our hotel, lunch and admission as well as guided tour. We rode in an AC van. The tour had eight people all together. We first went to Tulum -- a Mayan city on the Caribbean coast, about 45 minutes outside of Playa del Carmen. To get there you drive down some narrow rural roads through real-life, very poor Mayan villages. Tulum itself is a small collection of buildings, but very well attended, likely because of its ideal location. There is a small beach you can swim at, and you can stay in Tu...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 14, 2004

Tulum Mayan Ruins

Tulum, Mexico

Playacar Avario - The Aviary

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Attraction | "Playacar Avario"

Playacar Avario - The Aviary Photo, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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The Aviary is a well kept natural area with native Yucutan birds. There are some small mammals and lizards too. We saw pelicans, toucans, flamingos, turkeys, ducks, and parrots, among others. There is a short, winding trail through the park - the whole thing takes about 90 minutes if you really take your time. There are clean bathrooms and a reasonably priced pop machine too. They give you a map with species identified when you pay the admission fee. There are also books in English or Spanish about the different species you can borrow. We did not have binoculars but did not feel at a particular disadvantage. All in all, it was a nice break from the city. To get there, go left at the fir...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 14, 2004

Playacar Avario - The Aviary
Avenida 10
Quintana Roo, Mexico

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noelle_1

noelle_1
Midlleton, Wisconsin