For those of you that know me, you know that I love the beach. I crave very hot weather, powdery white sand and crystal clear waters.
My stays in both Playa del Carmen and Cancun were little pieces of luxury. Together with three new friends, we checked into all inclusive resorts in both beachside towns.
In Australia it is rare to find an all inclusive resort so I had never experienced this type of holiday. It was good but there is a trap .... the cocktail intake was very high and drinking commenced quite early in the day. But it's hard to refuse ... actually I didn't even try.
I loved Playa. While it is jam packed with tourists it has a load of charm ... kinda like Palm Cove in far north Queensland but on a much bigger scale.
Cancun on the other hand is the Gold Coast on steroids. You wouldn't be mistaken for thinking you are in the US rather than Mexico. But the beach was amazing. And the fact that a little man would deliver cocktails to you on the beach made this place perfect.
There were loads of random dudes dressed up like this ... one way to try and make money I guess.
With my fabulous friends Teresia, Olga and Gemma ...
After this luxury I headed south to Tulum. Mmmmm amazing beaches. Think the finest white powdery sand you've ever seen .... it compares to White Haven beach in the Whitsundays. I spent a few days relaxing on the beach and swimming in the clear blue water.
But I did manage to do a little bit on sight seeing. It wasn't hard as the Tulum Ruins are perched on a cliff overlooking the beach. I wandered around checking out the ruins but actually had more fun watching the iguanas that seem to run the place.
I wandered through the ruins for a bit but soon the water beckoned .... there is nothing quite like the waters of the Carribean.
A few more pics .....
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