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#1 detroit...(texas)

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 09:05 PM

Saturday we headed out for the 7:00 a.m.  ferry to Playa. $156 pesos for adults....$93 pesos for kids.

taxi to the main bus station....$50 pesos

 

Breakfast around the corner a couple blocks from the ADO bus station in playa ( the main bus station )

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Tickets for the 9:20 to Chetumal   $252 pesos for adults    $ 126 pesos for kids

 

In Chetumal before 2:00 p.m.  taxi to the pier from the bus station..$50 pesos

 

Water taxi ticket to Caye Caulker  $45.00 us for adults   $34.00 us for kids

San Pedro Belize Express water taxi is ok to do business with.  more on this later :)

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 Pay the tax to leave Mexico...$295 pesos each,  no discount for kids.  (cash only ?)  ((and pay it again to re-enter Mexico))

 

Immigration at San Pedro and then on to Caye Caulker. Arrive around 6:00 p.m.  Lobster Fest is under way and going strong.  We found our room at Caye Caulker Condos.

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  We would definitely stay here again. The pool and roof top make perfect add ons to super clean rooms with a kitchen.  Really nice folks running the place.  The mosquitoes are mean as hell...  much worse than Cozumel. All the food we ate was great. It is more expensive than Cozumel.   We stayed for three nights, planned on four but the mosquitoes were really bad.  Headed back to Cozumel on Tuesday morning. 

 Guess what -  its raining hard... waiting at the water taxi pier for the " Water Jets international" boat.  They show up about 30 minutes late...with an open top boat.   About 25 people piled in and  rode to San Pedro in rain so hard the driver had to search for the channel markers.  I would ride with the "Belize San Pedro Express" company again,  but never with "water Jets"

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 Change clothes at San Pedro go through immigration and pay exit tax- $47.50 belize for adults ($23.75 us)  no charge for kids.  change to a covered boat for the trip to Chetumal.  

All the other charges back are the same as the trip down. 

 Back in Cozumel around 7:00pm  and checked into the Villa Blanca.  The rooms here are nice and clean.  Folks are super friendly.  

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We ate  dinner at La Hach right back to the room.

 

 

Wednesday Nemo's for breakfast .  rain is covering the garden at the Villa Blanca.  Breakfast was wonderful. 

rain slowed down a bit and we made a run for down town.  Shopping and lunch at Woodys

Hooters for dinner.... and the Rangers game, but we didnt stay long enough to finish the game.

 

Thursday Casa Denis for breakfast again.  The tacos and Empanadas are great and really too cheap.

Shopping again and then to Playa Azul beach club.  Olivia likes this one.  

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We do too, the food is great.  The mexican plate is plenty for us.

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Argentina Del Sur for dinner......Its great.  The desert empanadas are unbelievable.  Service is top notch.

 

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Friday  Decided to eat a late breakfast at Panchos in side the shopping market on the east side of the plaza.

 On our way to the airport at noon.  Our 9 days have flown by so fast.  but we are happy.


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Posted 10 July 2013 - 08:02 AM

That was a very nice report!  Thanks for posting it.  I would be tempted to follow your footsteps or should I say water trail to Belize at some point.  But the mosquitos are throwing me off the scent.

 

Although it makes me happy to realize that is yet another way in which Cozumel has shown itself to be a very forward thinking city for this part of the hemisphere at least.  The government is very serious and energetic about mosquito control here.  And of course we have, I believe, the ONLY actual sewer system in the entire Yucatan.

 

Also with prodding from our very active Humane Society, the free spaying and neutering program plus active animal control patrolling has really brought the stray dog situation under major control unlike almost anywhere else in Latin America or the Carribean.

 

Sounds as though the people are friendly both places but prices more affordable here.

 

Again, thanks for taking the time to put this together and post it.  


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Posted 10 July 2013 - 10:15 AM

I was in Ambergris last year and the skeeters weren't that bad... I guess it's timing.  A little bug spray and a thermacell, no problem.  On the other hand, last time I was at the Allegro, I recall literally RUNNING back to my room from the hottub due to a swam of them attacking me. 

 

Great report - I'd like to learn more abiout Caye Caulker - It looked really nice and sleepy when I flew threw there...


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Posted 10 July 2013 - 10:22 AM

Well, I guess I was comparing apples to oranges -- the city of San Miguel as opposed to an All inclusive like the old Allegro which, as you point out, might be a better comparison to the Caye Caulker experience reported.

 

No way to control how the All inclusives run their businesses including how often they spray for mosquitos, for example.  These companies are not my favorites.  Businesses onto themselves where most of the money, although made here, goes off island.  

 

Sure they employee staff and that certainly helps the economy to some extent.  But most of the profits do NOT stay on the island and, as I said, they kind of police themselves.  

 

Hence the series of food poisoning scandals a few years ago which were scantly reported but possibly been the reason for the name change and/or sale (who knows which) for it to become next a Sabor, was it?  And then not too long after that a whatever the hell they're calling it now -- Sun Burn Fun or something?

 

Anyway, bad bad me hijacking this thread.  Thanks again for the trip report-- and from someone who stayed and ate at locally owned places.  Double kudos and thanks from Cozumel!.


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Posted 10 July 2013 - 12:29 PM

Love your report. Gracias!


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Posted 10 July 2013 - 11:26 PM


Hence the series of food poisoning scandals a few years ago which were scantly reported but possibly been the reason for the name change and/or sale (who knows which) for it to become next a Sabor, was it? 

 

You talking about when they had Legionnaires in the AC units?


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Posted 12 July 2013 - 10:06 AM

Great trip report, great food porn! Thanks!
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