A Typical Day In Playa...

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First of all, as a little background, this is my third trip into the great vacation country of Mexico.  In the past I have traveled to Acapulco and Puerto Vallarta with my family.  There have been many times in my adulthood that I have thought of venturing back and traveling into the Yucatan, although this time, it felt like the right time.

 

Playa Del Carmen, or as the natives call it “Playa,” is very different from the other Mexico travel destination.  The others, such as the aforementioned are very congested, with massive hotels and fake Hispanic culture parading around for the “Gringo Tourist.

We probably should be drunk for this photo.
  This is not to say that Playa and the Yucatan doesn’t have its share of this, but it is less spoiled by it then the other cities.  If your idea is huge sweeping resorts, all-inclusive amenities, then any will really do, but if you are looking for something else or more then the Yucatan is the place to be.  Hell, if the Mexican citizens travel there also for vacation then it has to be pretty good.

 

I love Playa and the surrounding Yucatan for one main reason; it is an international travel destination.  It is like jumping into a salad bowl of culture in thee tourist districts, but it also has a unique Mayan flavor that is lacking in other Mexican locales.  There are many stories that I could tell from this trip, but today I am going to write what a typical day in Playa would be like for me if I were to live there.

More 5th Ave

 

I would wake up at a leisurely time each morning, but not to late so that I wouldn’t miss my Yoga session at the Alhambra hotel in the morning.

 

Side note:  The Alhambra is the only place I found downtown that has a Yoga studio, for those that it might matter to.

 

After a relaxing yoga session I would head to 100% Natural for a small breakfast and one of their great all natural drink concoctions.  These are especially “Money” if you were out on a late night of boozing and craziness as I was on a couple of occasions.  After breakfast I take it back to the house.  Hose off the sweat in the shower and change out to my board shorts and grab my snorkel bag and head to the beach.

A friend, and owner of the restaurant.

 

On the beach, a day of activities is waiting to be had.  I would start out with some ocean kayaking out to the reef, where I would anchor in and go exploring the underwater world for a bit searching for sea turtles.  After the refreshing dip, I would head down to the strip of beach where many of the Hispanic tourists hang out for a couple games of beach football (Soccer: for the American readers).  After working up enough of an appetite I would head to one of the beachside restaurant for something light to eat and a couple of big Margaritas.  Depending on my mood that day I might even blaze a cigar while “Chillin” out at the sands edge.

After my lunch and cocktails I would head over to Spa Itza for a relaxing massage, and then hang out by their tranquil and secluded pool while reading a good book.

 

For the night I would have many different choices.  For me, personally, I would shower, get dressed, and head over to La Palette, for a couple late afternoon cocktails.  By the way, while over in Playa, they made the best Margarita and the owners are really cool.  After a couple drinks and a bite to eat I would then head to one of the many bars on the town to meet new people, and make new interesting stories as I have always been good at doing.

 

That would be a day in paradise for me.  What would your day in paradise be?  No matter what it would be, there is always a good time to be had by all in the Yucatan.

patirkc_AAA says:
A day in Playa sounds great! :)
Posted on: Nov 06, 2015
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