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Old 06-06-2017   #1 (permalink)
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Playa for 5 weeks!

Hello fellow travelers! I have a few questions for you here. My daughter and I are renting a condo in the north end of playa close to cocoa beach for five weeks from the middle of August to the middle of September.
1. We are both vegetarian although I eat seafood and she made dabble in seafood but is primarily a vegetarian. Looking for some great restaurant recommendations where we can have actual authentic Mayan or Mexican cuisine that has solid vegetarian options, even if it's seafood for me and a cheese quesadilla for her!

2. Looking to do whale shark tours as well as Rio Secreto, Kantun Chi ( can we do this on on our own?) and a tour to Coba. Any particular companies or guides you can suggest would be appreciated.

3. Also wondering how the situation and Akumal is for snorkelling at the moment. I've read a couple of different reports for there's been security and issues and it seems to be largely resolved but I'm curious as to whether not we can go snorkelling on our own or have to be part of a tour? Also looking for a good snorkelling tours to do with a nine-year-old.

4. We want to do a different day trip every week we are considering visiting Puerto Morelos, potentially Cozumel, is Tulum too far for a day trip, and possibly a few beaches in the area, Xpu-ha, Playacar, or?? suggestions appreciated.
Thanks in advance!
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Old 06-07-2017   #2 (permalink)
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La Senda and Bio Natural are good vegetarian options, and you'll have a Bio Natural quite close (5th and 42) if you're staying at Coco Beach
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The 8 Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Playa Del Carmen
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Old 06-09-2017   #4 (permalink)
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Hubby and I are mostly vegetarian (no meat, but we eat fish, eggs and cheese) and we've never had a problem finding lots of great food to eat in Playa. A couple places off the top of my head that I would recommend are La Cueva del Chango, which is right near where you are staying (on 38th St), and Kaxapa Factory (Venezuelan). Do you eat pizza? If so, I recommend Piola, also on 38th Street near where you are staying. We also liked Los Hijos de La Tostada, which is on 5th Avenue near 38th, so also within a close distance of where you are staying.
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Hubby and I are mostly vegetarian (no meat, but we eat fish, eggs and cheese) and we've never had a problem finding lots of great food to eat in Playa. A couple places off the top of my head that I would recommend are La Cueva del Chango, which is right near where you are staying (on 38th St), and Kaxapa Factory (Venezuelan). Do you eat pizza? If so, I recommend Piola, also on 38th Street near where you are staying. We also liked Los Hijos de La Tostada, which is on 5th Avenue near 38th, so also within a close distance of where you are staying.
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Old 06-09-2017   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks folks!

I've been to a few restaurants in playa and had many great experiences, it isn't hard t find vegetarian food but my biggest challenge is finding authentic Mexican food that offers vegetarian options. I'm not going to Playa del Carmen to get a salad if you know what I mean! La Cueva del Chango was one of my favourites when I was there and will definitely hit that up, is there anything at El Fogon for a vegetarian ?

Thanks for all the advice so far!
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Yes, there are options at El Fogon. We've eaten there a few times. The challenge (if I remember correctly) is that the menu is in Spanish, so make sure you bring Google translate with you.
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