|Playa de Carmen, like the other cities along the Yucatan|
shoreline, basically didn't exist 30 years ago.
|The beach at Playa de Carmen is lined with huge resorts,|
and they stretch 60 kilometers up to Cancun and 30
kilometers down to Tulum - the Mayan Riveria
We were corraled by a very nice American woman to a time share resort with promises. It wasn't worth it - a very hard sell (not from her), but we got a jeep for $20 and a bottle of tequila. The jeep was a fun way to see the island. The beaches were lovely on the eastern side and we wished we had more time there. The big reason to spend time here would be to dive and as a result of my surgery, that's over for me now. Scott didn't want to go out on his own with a dive boat so he'll wait till we catch us with diving friends further south.
|We rented a jeep to drive around Cozmel|
|The east side of the island is undeveloped except for a|
few casual beach bar/restaurants. We're on
|The eastern side of Cozmel, looking south|
|And looking north.|
|We stopped in the Rasta Bar for some refreshment|
|And a short siesta|
|Blow holes dot the limestone rocks that occasionally|
reach out between the beaches
|Inside there are lagoons with abundant wildlife - here|
|A surprise bonus on the ferry trip back to the main land,|
a 5 piece band, playing 80's rock and roll.