Quintana Roo, México - Cancún, Playa del Carmen, & Tulum

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Cancún, México - Natural Beauty

After a couple of weeks of roughing it, we headed to the beach, for a bit of well-deserved relaxation!  So off we went to the beautiful beaches in the state of Quintana Roo! 

First stop, Cancún!  We weren't planning on coming here at first, but then we figured, why not swing by really quickly to see what all the talk is about . . . not that impressed though! 

Actually, gotta admit that the beaches are nice, however the city’s just another tourist trap.  Just a place with hotels and a bunch of restaurants, that’s it. 

So we decided to set off for Playa del Carmen, which was supposed to be a lot less impersonal.  And it was.  This beach town was a lot cozier than Cancún.  Not as developed, but still very cute.  Very different feel here, for sure.

Cancún, México - J on the rock
 

And still we wanted to get to an even more chill place, so we headed to Tulum.

I’d definitely tell you to visit this small beach town, if you’re looking to relax a bit.  We decided to stay the night, and what better way than to crash on the beach, so that’s what we did!  Got a perfect spot too!  No worries at all, just complete silence, and the sound of the sea!  Very peaceful and relaxing! 

Definitely did us some good after all the distances traveled throughout Mexico!  A great way to bring our adventure here to a close. 

Looking back at our time in this lovely country, can’t really say we had any major setbacks; the people we met along the way were so wonderful to us, and we hope to see some of them again some day!  Adios México!!

Pour Cancún, ça va être rapide.

Cancún, México - Relaxing in Cancún
  Pour ceux qui veulent y passer leurs vacances, c’est l’endroit rêvé où il ne faut pas aller, sauf ceux qui aiment rester à l'hôtel toute la journée.

TOUTES les plages appartiennent aux hôtels, elles sont toutes privées (sauf qq'unes !), l’eau est très jolie, mais tu ne peux pas t’y baigner !

Pour profiter de la mer des Caraïbes, il faut faire 30km, Playa des Carmen, et là, tu peux nager tranquille dans une mer turquoise. Mais on n’est pas resté longtemps, tout était trop cher, donc on est descendu sur Tulum.

Dans cette ville, tu peux t’acheter des morceaux de plage, comme dans les photos. Tous les proprios louent leur plage pour y manger, dormir, pour les touristes quoi ! Mais on a été plus malin ! A la nuit tombée, on a trouvé un petit endroit gratuit, et on en a bien profité !

ganku says:
Great Blog!! How did you get around Mexico? Did you bus,cab or fly?
Posted on: Jul 20, 2011
LittleRice says:
Hey Arnaud, tu nous l'a fait pas a nous celle la, ces photos sont prises au Lac de St-Antoine....:)
Posted on: Mar 04, 2008
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