Before The World Ends...Part 17
Posted 29 May 2012 - 07:49 PM
The outside looks small but the interior was huge. The place looks like it was set up to handle tour bus groups. It had washrooms that could accommodate at least 15 people at a time along with a huge dining area. We were the only people there. I guess they are getting ready for the future. They even had a large gift shop.
The property was nice along with the views of the jungle. I had no complaints about the food except it took a while to be served. I don't think they are used to having customers.
We took Trudy home and left in a hurry as we wanted to catch the next car ferry home. On the way back to Tulum we realized that even if we broke all records we still wouldn't have enough time to catch it. We are stuck here until 6:00 pm so let's go down to the beach.
I love Tulum but it has changed so much. I stop by every year but something hit me this time. It used to be there were maybe a dozen or so places you could stay at. All the names were familiar but now there has to be well over a hundred places. Prices ranged from $80 pesos to $600 pesos a night depending on what you wanted. There were always quite a few people but most were backpackers. It was a great place to just relax and get away.
The beach is still one of the nicest in Mexico but with the number of tourists coming now it will never be like it was.
I have probably stayed at Cabanas Tulum a dozen times. I don't even recognize it today with all the remodeling they have done except for the layout and the area. There is a restaurant there now called El Bistro which looks like it took the place of their old one.
We stayed and had a few drinks at the bar. Everything is nice about it but somehow I feel enclosed.
I wanted to go down to Mar Cribe which is now Marachi Beach. It is a little south of the ruins and is one of the nicest public beaches around.
Posted 29 May 2012 - 07:51 PM
It's time to get to the ferry. We still have another 45 minute drive but Gordon is good at making time in the car. We made it with 20 minutes to spare.
A sunset cruise is always nice. One thing to mention is the car ferry price is going up. The price is increasing from $380 pesos to $500 pesos for their special rate unless you have a Transcaribe local plan card. We did manage to get the discount rate as it just came into effect and there is a one month grace period to give you time to get it. All in all the trip was good. The good thing about staying or living on Cozumel is you are only a short distance from the mainland and you could spend a lifetime exploring everything around the area.
Posted 30 May 2012 - 03:47 PM
Still, the beach is lovely and there is a nice assortment of restaurants.
Posted 30 May 2012 - 09:14 PM
Posted 31 May 2012 - 02:16 PM
We did find a decent room at Las Palmas Maya, across the road from Cabañas Tulum and Om restaurant for $65 US a night. It wasn't great, but it was clean and comfortable, and easily better than the few places in town that I have seen.
There was a place a little further north called Parayso that is on the water and was advertising rooms for $75 US a night this past weekend. I stayed there a few years ago, the bed was hard and the pillow was rigid foam, but there was a refer in the room and it had a nice ocean view. It came with the ubiquitous swan/towel.
Posted 01 June 2012 - 06:31 AM
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