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Old 07-09-2015   #1 (permalink)
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Isla Mujeres, Tulum, Playa, Puerto Morelos y Mas

I am finally getting around to writing my trip report from the last 2 weeks of May. The characters portrayed in this report to the best of my abilities are myself and my husband, his parents and my parents. The husband and I took an overnight flight from San Diego to Cancun, made it through customs in around an hour and as of 9am on Sunday were officially on Mexican soil. We connected with our Easyway representative who got us all set up with a rental car. We had no problems with them, very friendly and efficient service. The Toyota Avanza did look like it was going to be a tight squeeze once we picked up both sets of parentals and all the luggage but we couldn't be worried about such details, it was time to get the vacation started

We drove from Easyway location in Cancun to the ferry station to Islas Mujeres. There was a nice and safe underground parking structure for a pretty decent price. We enjoyed the ferry ride over looking at the beautiful turquoise water. Since it was Sunday there were a lot of mexican families on the ferry with us. Immediately after getting off the ferry we were inundated with hawkers but after walking a little way from the ferry it wasn't as bad. We ended up renting a cute little golf cart from a place called Ciros for a couple hours which was really fun. The husband got a little crazy with turning in the golf cart and yours truly flew right out! With only my pride hurt I decided it was time for some refreshments. We stopped by the soggy peso and enjoyed good margaritas. We drove around half the island in the golf cart and checked out the statues and little park on the point. After taking the carts back we had time to grab a quick bight at Bally Hoo right by the pier and ferry. The fried fish tacos were one of the best I had on the whole trip . I almost made a side trip from Tulum just for those tacos again and the habanero salsa. The habanero salsa was kind of an oil based texture and it was soooo good. I even asked if I could buy some to take with me but they said they didn't have enough. Oh well, it gives an excuse to go back to the Roo.

Back to the Cancun airport we went to retrieve our parents. You can see in the picture of us in the car that we were packed in there like sardines. By the time we found them and got on the road it was starting to get dark so we just strove straight to our destination...Tulum beach. We got there just as it was getting dark and we were home. We stayed at Casa de Las Palmas which is right on the beach in between Nueva vida ramira and la Zebra. After quickly putting our stuff down we were all hungry and thirsty so walked next door to La Zebra for dinner. Dinner was just ok, I probably would only go there again for lunch or drinks but the atmosphere was really nice and we enjoyed the salsa dancing. After a nightcap or two back at our rooftop we all stumbled off to our respective beds awaiting our first full day togeter.

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Nice......looking forward to the rest of your report......sonofdob
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Isla's water looks so good. Didn't see much of that around Playa the same time.
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The fish and shrimp tacos at Bally Hoo rival any I have ever had.
The cheese burgers at The Soggy Peso......ditto.
And Soggy's margs..... WOW
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Great start, can't wait for more!
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Old 07-12-2015   #6 (permalink)
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Tulum continued

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Our home for 10 days on Tulum Beach "Casa de las Palmas" The days kind of all run together in my mind now, I guess thats how I know I had a good vacation.

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We definitely did a lot of this! Since we were staying in a house a lot of the mornings we had eggs chorizo fresh mango and papaya outside on our little patio.
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Our first full day we packed everyone in the car and headed Akumal to see the turtles. The experience was not what I remembered at all. The tour group people were really aggressive, the whole bay was packed and there seemed to be less turtles. I probably wouldn't go back again. After spending some time there we drove around the neighborhoods by Half Moon Bay and stopped in for lunch and drinks at a spot called La Buena Vida.

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We had such a good time at Buena Vida, wonderful drinks and food. The more adventurous of the group climbed up in the treehouse and had a couple beers. There's a little bucket you send down when you want another round. The only challenge is getting back down the latter after said beers

That evening we picked up a bbq chicken in Tulum Pueblo and made tacos with all the fixings and enjoyed our rooftop view.
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Love this! For some reason I can't see the pictures in your first post ..
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