When we go to Playa del Carmen we're usually quite content just to sit back, sip beer or margaritas and enjoy a day at the beach or around the pool. We've been going down for so many years now that it just feels like home. We've seen the touristy stuff that we wanted to see now it's more a matter of relaxing and enjoying our time with each other and friends in Mexico. We love having friends come to stay with us while we are there so that we can take them around and show them all the things we enjoy about Playa.
One thing that it took us a few years to get around to doing was taking the ferry over to Cozumel for the day. So we finally did that with our cousin and his lady and we made a great day out of it. We weren't interested in all the touristy shops which are right a the foot of the ferry terminal so we rented a jeep and set off on a trip around the island. Which only takes a couple hours - well that's IF you don't stop at EVERY watering hole along the way. Everywhere there was a patch of sandy beach there was a little "restaurant" set up so you could stop for a beer and a bite.
I think the funniest thing we found on Cozumel were the "big name" companies in direct competition with each other, right across the street from each other vying for all the business (HAHAHA) but they were in such a remote area on the island that there was obviously no business.
If you click on the pictures to enlarge them you can check out the signs on these buildings to see what I mean.
We certainly had fun that day driving around the island. Perhaps we'll have friends we can take there on our next stay in Playa.
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