After a quick flight from Guadalajara to Cancun early in the morning, we picked up our rental car and headed south toward Playa del Carmen, as we couldn’t check into our AirBnB condo until 3:00 pm. By the way, “we” includes our good friends, who traveled with us.
Jim had been there many years ago, when it was a sleepy village on the Gulf of Mexico. We drove toward the beach, past many shoe and souvenir shops to find several beach volleyball games happening. There were lots of young people, but no hotel or other restaurants, which was our goal for an enjoyable beach lunch. We ended just up from the beach at a typical Mexican restaurant, enjoying tacos, Aztec soup and guacamole, followed by a visit to Walmart for some groceries.
We found our way to the Bahia Principe Golf Resort to the condo, but needed to make a stop at the golf club first. There, we found out that the restaurants in the resort were part of all-inclusive packages. Most likely, they cater to the visiting golfers who are drawn to the tournament quality courses here. But, you can buy a 24 hour package of four meals for $60 US. One day’s worth might be okay. We’ll decide after we do more exploring of the available food options in the nearby towns.
The condo serves our needs, with two bedrooms, each with an ensuite bathroom, nice patio, air conditioner in each bedroom, plus one in the living room. It even has a washer and dryer, which is a plus. And there is a huge pool almost outside our door. The real negative is the distance from the beach, which is on the other side of the highway.
Today, we will continue exploring and get a beach fix…