Since these photos have been buried in my hard drive for a few years, I forgot that we had seen quite a lot on this trip.
We made our home base in Playa Del Carmen and explored the area from there.
Playa Del Carmen
Playa Del Carmen is a touristy beach destination just about an hour south of Cancun. It's a developed area with a lot of hotels, restaurants, souvenir shops, and boutique shopping—making it an ideal location for any tourist.
We heard that Playa Del Carmen didn't have the same party reputation that Cancun has, which is why we chose to stay here. Though if we had wanted to party, there were plenty of night clubs and party spots for us to choose from.
We discovered the Michelada here, a sort of bloody Mary beer. It's beer mixed with tomato juice, lime, and Worcestershire sauce. Very refreshing.
We traveled by bus further south and stayed in Tulum for a few days.
Tulum has miles and miles of super soft sand and blue water.
There are big and small hotels along Tulum's coastline. We chose a small hotel and stayed put.