Trip Report Day 6
Day Tripper! (insert Beatles song here). We were up early and ready to meet our friends in Playa Del Carmen. We stopped to apologize to Tony for oversleeping yesterday and he offered another whale shark chance tomorrow. Breakfast at French bistro, a quick stop at HSbC and were were ferry bound. I had been emailing Ara at USA Transfers about a ride to PDC so I was a little surprised that our driver was not waiting for us. We waited the recommended 7 minutes and I proceeded to make a phone call. This was much more difficult than expected. I had made phone calls on previous trips by purchasing a TelCel card at a local shop. Evidenly, different numbers work with different phone cards. We looked up the number with 2 companies and neither worked. Finally, I got change for 20 pesos and used the gringo-style coin pay phone. Success! Ara answered immediately and told me that I had booked the transfer for Monday, not for Tuesday. Wow, what a blonde moment.
Even with my major miscalculation of days, Ara had a driver pick us up 20 minutes later. I owe USA Transfers and Ara a huge apology. I highly recommend their services, especially after fixing my mistake. Luis was our escort to the Blue Parrot in Playa Del Camen. Amy and Craig were waiting for us with beach chairs, umbrellas and a bucket of Sol. We spent the day lounging and playing frisbee in the surf. Lunch was great. Snapper ceviche for me, a club for Michael and burger for Kate. We spent the day lounging and swimming in the cool waters of Playa. A quick stop for dinner at La Parrilla and we were headed back to our Isla. Overall, Playa was nice, clean and fun but I was ready to get back to Isla Mujeres.
Luis asked us if we had ever been to Cancun and offered to drive us through the hotel zone to check it out. We stopped for a 6-pack of Corona on our way to Vegas, I mean, Cancun. If you ever forget how laid back and magical Isla Mujeres is, take a quick drive through the hotel zone. This was our first, and last, trip to Cancun. The new blue lights under the ferry led us back to our island home.
This was the lone picture taken in Playa—the prettiest part of the trip (he he)