Friday, December 11th
I slept through sunrise this morning and woke up to brilliant sunshine.
It was bittersweet to think this was our last full day in Playa but I was also anxious to see what lay ahead. When I opened the slider I was in shock to feel the cold blast of air- it was still pretty chilly. We decided we’d walk around town this morning and take some photos and shoot some video footage. We’d start in the north end and see where we’d end up.
We made coffee and went down to the lobby to check email first. I walked the beach a little while Brian took a turn.
Matching shoes? Check.
We drove uptown and found a parking space on 26th and walked over to Chez Celine.
We both ordered continental breakfasts of croissants, baguette, jam, juice and coffee/latte. I actually think that croissant was about the BEST I have ever tasted- so flaky and buttery. We lingered for awhile and then grabbed a couple more croissants to go.
Yaxche’s new location
We strolled around town for a long time and then headed toward the beach.
I was getting thirsty and we decided to stop at El Pirata for a swing and a drink.
We ordered sangria and I was a little disappointed to see that it was basically lime juice mixed with a little simple syrup, with wine poured on top. We might just have to go back to Las Cazuelas later… this just didn’t cut it. I have always enjoyed El Pirata in the past but I this time I was also not too keen on the baaaad disco music they were playing. Brian was not really feeling up to par today and we decided we’d keep walking the beach and look for Jim & Donna who were supposed to be doing a beach bar crawl, and also hoped we’d run into John and Cheryl. Brian wanted to feel good for our long drive tomorrow and planned not to do any more drinking, so we figured we’d just keep walking and pick up the car tonight. So we walked south on the beach until we ran into John and Cheryl who had set up camp by Mimi del Mar. We sat and had a beer and a coke with them and decided to have lunch together at La Tarraya.
Brian passed on lunch but I had my favorite there- the garlic fish filet- excellent as usual and only 45 pesos! Cheryl and I tried their sangria which was tasty and strong! (Kinda like their margaritas which always bowl me over…) It certainly gave me a buzz for the walk home. We walked through the Playacar ruins and back on to the beach.
Back at Fisherman’s we rested, then regrouped for a trek back into town for our last night in Playa.
We slowly made our way up to Las Cazuelas.
Brian wasn’t very hungry still so we ordered some tapas and I had more of their tasty sangria. We listened to Mike Grabow across the street at Luna Blue as we ate, and were glad to see some familiar faces gathering there. We joined them soon afterward- Andy, Rick, Sue, Rob, Dave, John, Cheryl and hey- there was Tim (cazador) and DeeDee! It was great to see them again. We also caught Jim and Donna who were just heading off to dinner. We had a lot of fun that night, and it was nice to have our car waiting right down the block. We finally said our goodbyes and got back to Fisherman’s about 11. I sat out on the balcony, shivering a little, but watching the lights twinkling on Cozumel. I’d miss Playa, but boy was I excited for tomorrow….