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Old 12-10-2006   #1 (permalink)
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Walking distance?

Hi to all,
Our 1st trip to PDC is over New Years. Thanks for all the great info. We rented a villa in Playacar I just north of Fisherman's Village. I'm still confused how far the walk is to 5th Ave. Can we safetly walk (I mean stumble) back home after an evening of beverages? If not, can we find a cab?
So confusing................I'm sure I'll have this all figured out by my 2nd trip!
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Old 12-10-2006   #2 (permalink)
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I'm not sure about the walk but taxi's are easy to find and cheap.
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It's a good long walk at night, even if you're sober. I'd recommend walking in to town, but taking a taxi back. Though I think it's safe in terms of danger from others, you just might be a danger to yourself with all the obstacles you're likely to come up on.
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Taxis cost alot more if you take one in Playacar. You might consider walking to and from the villa to 5th ave, and then hailing one in the street. For example a taxi from Plaza Antigua to La Ranita (10th street between 5 and 10) is 14Pesos. A taxi from Fishermans village to La Ranita would be at least 50Pesos.
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Everywhere is walking distance....if you've got the time.

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Sorry, Couldn't help myself after reading your subject line. Nothing constructive to add...
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It's a good long walk at night, even if you're sober. I'd recommend walking in to town, but taking a taxi back. Though I think it's safe in terms of danger from others, you just might be a danger to yourself with all the obstacles you're likely to come up on.
I've encountered some of those obstacles myself... ouch!!
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Old 12-10-2006   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks for the tips. I am a little worried that if we start meeting peeps our walking skills could be severely diminished.
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Our first trip we stayed at Fishermans, easy walk. Only resorted to a cab twice:
After my wife's B-Day shot at Yaxche (what was in there any way) and getting our luggage back to the bus station.
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Originally Posted by Susie Q Roo
It's a good long walk at night, even if you're sober. I'd recommend walking in to town, but taking a taxi back. Though I think it's safe in terms of danger from others, you just might be a danger to yourself with all the obstacles you're likely to come up on.
I concur with Susie! We stayed in a villa just south of Xaman Ha and that walk wasn't bad, but from Fisherman's on the way home - take the taxi and pay the 50 pesos...totally worth it, at least to me it would be.

Now it's not a bad walk from your villa to 5th Ave, but the likelihood that you'll stay anywhere near the south end of 5th is not good...most of the "action" is much further north, hence a much longer walk.

Have fun!
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We have stayed at Fisherman's a couple times and most nights we walk back. We like to walk and like the exercise after we eat. It is kind of dark in some areas, but we have always felt safe. I would guess that it's a good ten minute walk from the south end of fifth. Sometimes, depending on where we end up, the weather, the time of night and/or our condition we take a cab. Either way works.
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Our first trip we stayed at Fishermans, easy walk. Only resorted to a cab twice:
After my wife's B-Day shot at Yaxche (what was in there any way) and getting our luggage back to the bus station.
I must ammend my post to agree with what FireinMN said. It is an easy walk form Fishermans to the ferry pier, but it is still a long walk up to the interesting part of 5th.
Since we've been staying at Playa Maya , we rarely find ourselves south of the bus station.
We usually walked up to town mid-day and I barely remember walking back
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You stayed at Xamah Ha? How long did it take you to walk to 5th? What did you think of the condos? Is there a restaurant or place to get some food there or closeby? Just curious! Thanks
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Our first visit to Playa was in 2001...we stayed at the Riu Playacar.

We walked into town easily but weren't sure 'bout walking back at nite. We stopped at the 'tourist police' booth to enquire about safety walking or taking a cab. There were 2 guys in uniform inside the booth and 1 standing outside.....none of them could speak English!

Go figure.
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Old 01-11-2007   #14 (permalink)
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Stayed at Xaman Ha two years ago and it is only a three to five minute walk. In my opion you are staying in the best location you can. Tried to get in there this year, but didn't work out. Stay on the beach in town. Have fun, enjoy.
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Thanks for the info. I am thinking Xaman Ha looks pretty appealing! So, were you just not impressed with the beach around Xaman Ha? Were there any loungers or anything located on the beach?
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