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Old 06-06-2016   #46 (permalink)
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Old 06-15-2016   #47 (permalink)
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We were booked at the Nacional Beach Club in the Piedra Malecon Bungalow. It was our most expensive accommodation of the entire trip: 1400 pesos. I romanticized about a bungalow overlooking the beach, however it wasn't nearly as nice as I'd expected, sadly.

Firstly, when we arrived for check-in, Evan was not around, and the staff seemed to not know what to do. It probably took a good 20 minutes before someone was found that could check us in.

It's a funky place, which I liked, but I think I'd choose one of the other rooms in the hotel part if we stayed there again. I knew there was no A/C, but I was hoping the breeze from the ocean would be ample...I was wrong. At least there was a ceiling fan and a floor fan, but let's just say they got a lot of use. Since it is right on the malecon, you can't really open the shutters much unless you want the pedestrians getting an eyeful.

The bungalow was very very tiny (cozy?) with a palapa roof. The bed in on a concrete platform in the very middle of the room and the "headboard" is a short wall that separates the bedroom from the bathroom...oh yeah, there was no bathroom door at all, so you better be comfortable with whomever you're staying with, In one corner, there was a small wardrobe, and in another corner there was a small desk. The bathroom was sufficient, but the lighting was very poor and cast a green hue on everything. The worst past was the shower: what is it with every single shower in Mexico not having a curtain that goes to the floor, or some sort of way to keep from flooding the entire bathroom?! There was water literally pouring across the floor, so we had to use all the towels to clean up.

I'm sad that you didn't enjoy Evan's it's often known as the best breakfast in town partially due to his fresh smoothies, and homemade bacon. His drinks are usually the best on the Malecon in my opinion especially his margaritas and bloody mary's. Luna de Plata is my favorite for italian. We are heading back the 13th of July and hoping for good things at Nohoch Kay as my daughter says it's tradition to have our first meal there.
Can't wait to try out the local waterpark/zipline/ropes course.
I have like 10 new places to try out for meals but it's difficult as each place can change so quickly.
100% agave's food has never gotten back to where it was like 5 years ago for me when it was by the soccer fields I miss it!
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Thanks so much for the awesome trip report with incredible pictures. Made me hungry! We still love Playa but did venture further last February when we were in Playa. We went to Campeche which we found to be super friendly and I think one of the cleanest cities I have ever been it! Spent three days there and loved it. Had some great meals and met some great people. We also went to Isla Holbox but since my hubby was sick, we didn't stay long enough to really enjoy it. Since we were relying on buses, it was a pain. Getting there was easy - leaving was not. And a week in Chelem which was awesome but we don't like the water nearly as much. Loved the adventure of going to different places though.
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Old 07-17-2016   #49 (permalink)
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Really great trip report. I haven't been on here in quite some time and first stop was the trip report section. Wasn't disappointed!!! Thanks!
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Love it! We're heading down Thanksgiving day, can't wait . 😊
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Old 09-26-2016   #51 (permalink)
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We are headed to Mahahual at the end of October. Wife is a little nervous about the bus ride. mostly done all inclusives and condo in Playacar. This should be fun.
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Love it! We're heading down Thanksgiving day, can't wait . ��
to Playa? not sure how long you will be in town for, but we arrive from Isla on the 29th. Peep Meet at The Dirty Martini around 9'ish.
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Were staying until the 14th of December, love the dirty martini ��

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Were staying until the 14th of December, love the dirty martini 😎
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