Well, it’s not that difficult to fell in love with this place for the European mind, after all. Especially after living for a week in Cancún, which feels like part of the big USA (the malls, the shopping, the all inclusive madness overall, the dollar ATMs, the high scale hotels and entertainment). We got here first when we took the diver for a bumpy ride to Cozumel.
Those of you who are not familiar with diving spots of the world, Cozumel and the coral reef around is considered to be the second best place to dive. It was pretty fun to try snorkeling here as well, spotting tons of fishes and a ray amongst the meter high waves and the windy-rainy weather. Well, that’s what you get if you end up at Cozumel the day before they close down the harbour due to weather conditions.
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Just like Cancún, Playa del Carmen used to be a tiny fisher village some 40 years ago, now it is a youthful booming tourist location, full of 30 something modern hippies who chose not to fell for Cancún.
Playa mainly consists of one huge main street with shops and restaurants, streets and alleys opening from the main street are full of little bars, hostels, and apparently, after a couple of meters walk, the Carrebean itself pops up.