When we woke up this morning, we didn’t really have a plan. We are staying waaaaay outside of the Playa del Carmen strip area so we wanted to head back and see what was over there. Again, we didn’t really have a plan so we asked the guard at the complex where the collectivos were and headed out.
It turns out that the collectivo spot was in a residential area (makes sense, right?) that had a few shops, a pharmacy, and a small playground. We let the kids play for a bit and another family showed up. Since they had small children and we were all together, I asked them about the collectivos. They told me that the bus stop across the street went to the beach …. so we headed over there and hopped on. Lol
It was a pretty short ride. Everyone was really nice and a few even laughed at my corny jokes about being hot. We met a couple that was vacationing from a town near Mexico City. They helped us by telling us where to get off the collectivo and which street to walk down.
We hopped off and ran into a franchise called Don Sirloin. We had beef tacos, chicken tacos, french fries, guacamole, and a wierd bottle of horchata. Lol We ate and then headed to the beach. We didn’t know how far it was or what it would be like, we just started walking. Lol
We ended up on this cute little beach right in front of some pricey-looking resorts. The ferry to Cozumel was also right there. We hadn’t planned to get in the water but we couldn’t resist. We let them run around in the sand and jump waves. It was a really nice time.
After getting out, the littles fell asleep (hey, they are only toddlers) so we put them in our toddler Tulas so they could fall asleep. Of course, the sleepy dust overtook them by the time we made it to the mall (a 5 to 7 minute walk) so we put the hoods up and let ’em rest. We walked the strip and saw what all the fuss was about.
It was crazy and I’m happy we didn’t stay there. I think my partner would have liked it. He likes the noise and proximity to food. Lol Anhyoo … we walked back down to the Mega Supermarket and hopped in a taxi (only 60 pesos this time) because we were both tired.
We made it back to the AirBnB only to realize that there isn’t much around here and the food delivery services wouldn’t recognize the address. Ugh ….