|The beach at Playa del Carmen|
|I had to suffer here for seven days!|
|My room was in the building on the left, with a nice pool view|
|If I were a kid, I'd go apeshit!|
|View from the Privilege lounge, where I had breakfast every morning and G&T time before dinner|
|An interesting way to plant trees (entrance of Xcaret)!|
|Cerveza Pescadores is a small craft brewery, the only one (currently) in the entire region|
|Size does matter|
As I said, Playa del Carmen has become an important and populous place, about 35 miles south of sprawling Cancun. When I came down here for the first time, about 40 years ago, this was nothing but a tiny, sleepy fishing village. Seriously, this was not even a hole in the wall. And now? All the big hotel corporations are represented, and the traffic is horrendous. Still, it's fun to sightsee. Puerto Morelos has changed a lot in the past two years, too, and I think it's about ready to become a new major player on the Riviera Maya. The formerly dead center around the market square now has dozens of restaurants and even more shops, and there is lots of building activity up and down the coast.
|"My" beach at the H10|
Overall, this was a fun and relaxing trip, and now it's time to start fasting for two days before Thanksgiving!