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Old 03-03-2013   #1 (permalink)
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1st time to playa

Hi , me & my wife are going to Playa for the first time march 30 thru april 6. Please give us some advice on must do things & anything else that would be usefull. We booked our Hotel at Sandos Charocal.
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Welcome to the forums! Take some time to read through these forums a bit.

Find the trip reports and read through those to get an idea of the different types of things to do or "not" do.
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Welcome to the forums! Take some time to read through these forums a bit.

Find the trip reports and read through those to get an idea of the different types of things to do or "not" do.
Yep. Good advice.
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search the forum, but here is a start

Here

Here

Here

Here

January guy has some great trip reports and put an epilogue on the end of one of them Here

Without knowing your age or interests that's all I got for now

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Old 03-04-2013   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for the reply's. We are very excited about our trip !
We are a younge 50+ yrs old. The reason I didnt put are age down is because I didnt want people recomending the Bingo parlor EXT..
We still like to drink & go out at night & party !
Other things I would like to do
1) snorkel, wheres the best place
2) See some ruins, Chitzenitza or Tulum or another
3) Xcaret , is it worth the price ?
4) maybe deep sea fishing
Is it better to book excursions after you arrive or before?
Is there any haggling on excursions or are they a set price ?
One more thing : I love Mariachi music, I'm a little disappointed to go to Mexico and listen to American Music !

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Thanks for the reply's. We are very excited about our trip !
We are a younge 50+ yrs old. The reason I didnt put are age down is because I didnt want people recomending the Bingo parlor EXT..
We still like to drink & go out at night & party !
Other things I would like to do
1) snorkel, wheres the best place
2) See some ruins, Chitzenitza or Tulum or another
3) Xcaret , is it worth the price ?
4) maybe deep sea fishing
Is it better to book excursions after you arrive or before?
Is there any haggling on excursions or are they a set price ?
One more thing : I love Mariachi music, I'm a little disappointed to go to Mexico and listen to American Music !
I don't know of anyone on this forum who'd recommend the Bingo parlor! Heck, many on here fit that same profile, and drinking is very enjoyed, sometimes too much, partying is good, and eating out is great. All the trips you've mentioned are good choices, for snorkeling many like Akumal Bay just South of Playa, all the ruins are great, it depends on how long you want the excursion to take, all the beach clubs often have booming music, but not Mariachi. Someone on here will know where to hear some good Mariarchi music! WELCOME!
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