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Old 04-05-2008   #46 (permalink)
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Is the 5 story condo to the west of Playa Palms, (I watched that be constructed in 2006), or has another monster been erected to the North or South? Thanks for your anticipated response.

The one I'm thinking of is due south, between PP and Coco Maya. It's not a real big building, it's just tall. To the west is El Taj, while it is large, it seems to fit all the rules and doesn't create a problem. Phase II of El Taj will be just North of PP on the old Blue Beach site.
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Old 04-05-2008   #47 (permalink)
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More demand inevitably means more supply.
If the clock were to be turned back 20 years, in terms of accomodation availability, how many of the current "fans", and people that enjoy Playa would not have visited the area?

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I'm all for progress. Nothing stays the same. It either grows or dies. However, the process needs to be orderly, not arbitrary based on political connections or under the table payments as encountered by Dpreefer.
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Old 04-05-2008   #48 (permalink)
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The one I'm thinking of is due south, between PP and Coco Maya. It's not a real big building, it's just tall. To the west is El Taj, while it is large, it seems to fit all the rules and doesn't create a problem. Phase II of El Taj will be just North of PP on the old Blue Beach site.
That sucks. Behind...to the right...and soon to the left. The old parrot is getting smothered. We need to schedule one more trip there next year before it's 'dozed for another big block condo-hell structure.
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Old 04-24-2008   #49 (permalink)
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Interesting Thread...

This is an extremely interesting thread. Hi-jacked occasionally, but deserves a lot of input and attention.
I too was a little shocked when I cycled my way down the "new, new fifth" to see the green simply ripped away. Truely "shocking."
I live in Playacar, and I am familiar with the CANTEX "fractional ownership" project there. The Costa Turquesa project dwarfs that by far.
What I did also notice was the multiple "public access" roads leading down to Coco Beach. I think that, if you include the access right next to the Grand Coco Bay Hotel, and the road leading down to Punta Esmeralda, there will be four rights-of-way down to the beach (unless someone convinces the "powers that be" to close a couple of these off).
On a side note, I was offered several fully serviced and titled properties along the "new, new fifth" about a year and a half or two years ago - US$90,000...
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Old 05-01-2008   #51 (permalink)
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That sucks. Behind...to the right...and soon to the left. The old parrot is getting smothered. We need to schedule one more trip there next year before it's 'dozed for another big block condo-hell structure.
The old parrot lost its charm IMO years ago, when they turned it into a techno music,cover charge all you get from the tourists trap. A far cry from the happy Happy Hours listening to a cool reggae band, while sipping 2 for 1 Dos Equis, sitting in swings. What's to miss.
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The old parrot lost its charm IMO years ago, when they turned it into a techno music,cover charge all you get from the tourists trap. A far cry from the happy Happy Hours listening to a cool reggae band, while sipping 2 for 1 Dos Equis, sitting in swings. What's to miss.
I agree, as far as the bar goes. It's not good.

However, the restaurant is now better than ever (at least for breakfast). The manager told me two years ago that his plan was to fix that aspect of the operation, and he finally did.

The hotel is now totally seperate, and we might give it another try someday. We toured the property a few days ago with Victor, and it really appears to be back in form.
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I agree, as far as the bar goes. It's not good.

However, the restaurant is now better than ever (at least for breakfast). The manager told me two years ago that his plan was to fix that aspect of the operation, and he finally did.

The hotel is now totally seperate, and we might give it another try someday. We toured the property a few days ago with Victor, and it really appears to be back in form.
You're right the hotel is totally seperate from the BP. It is now Playa Palms and I am an owner. We fired the manger 2 years ago. Helge is our manager. Victor is the best. I have never seen anything like his friendly demeanor and willingness to please guests. We are lucky to have him. Ask Victor to show you one of the rooms. All have new furnishings. Nice.
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This is an extremely interesting thread. Hi-jacked occasionally, but deserves a lot of input and attention.
I too was a little shocked when I cycled my way down the "new, new fifth" to see the green simply ripped away. Truely "shocking."
And I am going to "hi jack" it again, until some one opens a thread about the "CEMBAY NASSAU" Incident
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Old 05-05-2008   #56 (permalink)
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... and may I add, why don't you just start your own thread in 'General?

You can't start a thread in 'News', but we can always move it from another section to here.
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Old 05-12-2008   #57 (permalink)
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coco beach hotel?

Do you mean the Coco Reef? Just trying to get my bearings.
Anyone hear any news on the Tides development?
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science, smience

I'm an American and taking a "scientific approach" has been implicitly illegal since 2001 when George W. Bush took office
Seriously, I am very impressed with what you have done re: this issue and agree with you that marshalling data and evidence, in combo with creating alliances with sympathetic people, including selective elective officials, is the most likely approach to yield results.


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People! People! People! Take it easy!!!! You may be a bit confused here!
I do not want to be confused with a hippie, tree huger, radical from hell!!! That is sooooo not effective; and you know it! In order to be taken seriously, you must always give room and options for development and progress. We just need to get scientific about it! Besides, we can't say everything is lost, and that every thing is negative or corrupt: There are good people in the government as well, designing good laws, like the one my video talks about. We also have that "density law" that is now in jeopardize with the new Tulum "Municipio". We don't allow towers like in Cancun. At least we are saving SIANKAAN preserve, what I call "The Mexican Everglades". Don't worry about me too much, I carry maze, knive + I'm a black belt.
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Old 06-04-2008   #59 (permalink)
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coco beach ?

Is this developement near Sol Maya and Pummarella restaurant, and what does this mean for Sol Maya? Is This the coco near Shangri La? I cant get down here till October and have not been there in over a year, due to child birth? Whats going on there?

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Old 06-05-2008   #60 (permalink)
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I'd say it's nearest corner is 1 block back and two blocks North of the restaurant.
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