Yucatan Peninsula Journals

The Jungle

A travel journal to Yucatan Peninsula by flamingokid

Quote: here and there in the yucatan

Have I Got a Deal For You!

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After two weeks in tranquillo, rustic Akumal, Guy and I checked into the Grand Mayan in Playa del Carmen. It was a last minute addition to our trip--one of the ubiquitous Internet deals and I decided to take advantage of this one. A week in a luxury resort for $700 is hard to resist, so we didn’t. The place is a sprawling complex of many buildings, many acres, many restaurants, many everything. At reception they slap a color-coded plastic bracelet on your wrist (which you can‘t take off), take an imprint of your credit card and inform you that it is a "cashless" resort. The room is a long way away and we are taken there in a golf cart, the primary mode of transportation. We are reminded of...Read More