13.12.2017 – 20.12.2017
Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, Akumal, Tulum, Xcaret, Bacalar, Chetumal and Cancun
Our first stop was in Puerto Morelos, amazing lovely city/village!!! You could make some snorkel trips there for around 350 pesos / 20 dollars (see image). Awesome view and the beach is just breath-taking…
After some sun we went to our accommodation in Playa del Carmen, where we enjoyed the night life. Try out an Ice Cream at Amorino (Calle Quinta). We met the Swiss gang again and we went to different bars right next to the beach. For the finishing we went to a club called Abolengo bartina (no cover) where we enjoyed the night with Vodka!
After a hard night, it was the day of Cozumel. The ferry was 135 pesos each way, check the internet for the schedule so you can optimize the time on the island. On the island we rented a scooter for about 20 dollar a day. For us it was a quick visit on the island. But I heard snorkeling or diving is beautiful there. Next time on the island I will have a look on that!!!
Days were running by and before we arrived in Tulum, we stopped quickly in Akumal. In Akumal we attend a snorkeling tour where we saw big turtles, rays and other fishes.
After a small siesta we headed to Tulum, where I ate one of the best fish in my life (EL Camello)!!! At night we accidentally crashed a wedding… hahaha congratulations to the lucky ones and enjoyed a Caguama (big bottle of beer) in a funny bar.
Xcaret Park, it was time!!! Xcaret Park is a privately owned and operated theme park, resort and self-described ecotourism development located in the Riviera Maya, a portion of the Caribbean coastline of Mexico’s state of Quintana Roo. Despite the heavy rain in the morning the day was awesome. With the rise of the sun and the different activities (river and secret cave attraction!!!) the day was awesome!!!!!
A must is the show in the evening from 19:00 to 21:00. They show the diverse culture from Mexico and even play ancient football and fire hockey. It was really entertaining to watch!!! I have to go again to Xcaret, next time without heavy rain.
Before we left Tulum we had a look at the ruins and we also went to the playa! After a short swim we headed to Bacalar.
What can I write about Bacalar? Hm, lovely quite village, good for relaxing, no night life at all, perfect to recharge your battery. My recommendations in Bacalar are following:
- Pizzeria Bertilla add some artisanal beer (like the calavera)
- Sailing trip on the lagoon (reservation Casa Lahar)
- Canal de los Pirates
- Isla de los Pajaros
- Cenote Negro
- Eat Marquesitas with nutella
- Eat in El manati for breakfast
We still had some time, so we went quickly to Chetumal. Cannot write anything about the city, nothing really special, but yeah we were there.
It was already time to go back to Cancun. For entertainment during night time we went to the hotel zone in Cancun. For drinks and a good view go to Chuchito Pérez, that night when we were there, was special deal: 2 for 1 per person, amazing. Yes you can imagine two big fancy cocktails per person. After that, we wanted to enter some clubs, one was really special and also had no cover but we left after 10 seconds due to the crazy girls inside. The other clubs were empty or expensive and empty. Therefore around 1 or 2 am we called it a day and went back to our accommodation.
The rest of the time we spent at the beach (Playa Delfines). There is free parking and the beach is amazing!!! For breakfast we went to la Organica, look at the food, delicious!!!
It was time to give my Ferrari back, pack our stuff and take the plane back to CDMX.
- Puerto Morelos next time I will spend a night there
- Ice Cream at Amorino (Playa del Carmen)
- Enjoy a cocktail at Abolengo bartina (Playa del Carmen)
- Cozumel, rent a scooter, dive or snorkel
- Xcaret (safe the braclet for the tower in Cancun)
- Tulum ruins and the beach
- El Camello (Tulum) try the fried fish or ceviche (really big)
- Pizzeria Bertilla
- El manati
- Sailing trip in the lagoon (reservation Casa Lahar)
- Chuchito Pérez (Cancun)
- Playa Delfines
- Eat at la Organica