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Old 02-20-2014   #31 (permalink)
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Great start. I love that hotel. Never heard of it before now. Thanks!

And there seemed to be 'lots of activity' in front of the Blue Parrot.
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Great report, and you get extra points for doing it while there.
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Great start. I love that hotel. Never heard of it before now. Thanks!

And there seemed to be 'lots of activity' in front of the Blue Parrot.
it's a great spot...yes there was more "activity" that did not get in the shot as well....looked like some sort of college tanning team...
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Tulum. What a beautiful beach…if you’re down here take a day trip and check it out…you will not be disappointed.
There are a few options to get there and back. Going down we took the ADO…72 pesos…to the ruins and then walked…20 mins…into the beach. As soon as you crest this last hill on the way you in the see the spectacular colour of the sea.











The beach here is long, wide and flat. It is not crowded and very quiet except for the sound of the surf. Not too many people either. We strolled along the beach and decided to make Playa Paraiso beach club our base for the day. 50 pesos for a lounger with umbrellas and access to the washrooms and showers.





They have very good food and drink options as well...menus conveniently located on the trees.



Beers were ice cold at 35 pesos per but the Dos Equis we ordered came in cans…not a problem for me but I know some people prefer bottles…we also ordered up fish tempura…110 pesos…shrimp quesadilla…115 pesos…while Len and Carol had some sort of mixed plate with shrimp, beef, chicken, cheese, pablanos, etc and came with tortillas…I think in the neighbourhood of 245 pesos ?









The food was very good although you do pay a little bit of a premium to be on the beach with no other available options. We spent the rest of the day in the water, wandering the beach and laying around.




















The water colour and clarity here is amazing…an example with these two gopro shots…





To get home we took a taxi from the area right behind the beach club into the town…70 pesos…and were dropped at the ADO station. We timed it perfectly as the next bus was only a ten minute wait. Travel time between Playa del Carmen and Tulum is about an hour but well worth the time it takes. We had a great day…again…...sonofdob

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Great report, thanks for writing this!


Rider Pride peeps, eh? ....we are a bit crazy!
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Great photos! The water looks fantastic in the shots. It's been a few years since we went to Tulum. We did something similar...colectivo to ruins...then walked down the road to beach ending up at the El Paraiso beach club. Just a gorgeous, wide beach down there.

Missing out this year with no trip the last week of Feb but your daily trip report is a good fix. Wishing you sunny weather and nice cold cerveza(s).
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Thanks so much for doing this, I am checking in every day for your updates!!
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Great photos! The water looks fantastic in the shots. It's been a few years since we went to Tulum. We did something similar...colectivo to ruins...then walked down the road to beach ending up at the El Paraiso beach club. Just a gorgeous, wide beach down there.

Missing out this year with no trip the last week of Feb but your daily trip report is a good fix. Wishing you sunny weather and nice cold cerveza(s).
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Although we are doing a daily report wifi at Casa de Gopala is somewhat intermittent...it's working great when I do not have time to post activities and very slow or not at all when I have time to post......bear with me though and we will get everything posted here eventually......sonofdob
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Enjoying your report very much! Love your pics. The water pics in Tulum are amazing. Can't wait for the bar crawl pics!
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Thanks for sharing,,giving me ideas!!!
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Although we are doing a daily report wifi at Casa de Gopala is somewhat intermittent...it's working great when I do not have time to post activities and very slow or not at all when I have time to post......bear with me though and we will get everything posted here eventually......sonofdob
Yeah, 4 am seems to be a better time, but yah I know, 4 am. Great reporting though, so get up and try 4 am.
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Enjoying your report very much! Love your pics. The water pics in Tulum are amazing. Can't wait for the bar crawl pics!
Tulum rocks...we'll be posting from Puerto Morelos soon...crawl pics on deck...

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Bar Crawl. Now that was a lot of fun. We started off at Mom’s at 18:30…moved on to Manne’s Biergarten…carried on to Bar Ranita…finished up at the Dirty Martini Lounge…all wrapped up by about 23:30. We had some good laughs with old friends and hopefully made some new friends.
Thanks Heather for hospitality at Mom’s…




Thanks Manne and staff…especially for the tequila…
















Onward to Bar Ranita…one of our Playa favourites…the coolest sound track in all of PDC…















And finally The Dirty Martini Lounge…

















We had a lot of fun with some great peeps…special thanks to LB4Playa who played the part of drover who from the rear kept the group moving along…...sonofdob
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