November 24, 2010
I can highly recommend visiting an island in the Caribbean… see pics below to see why.
The ferry crossing from Cancun was only 30 mins, so we grabbed the opportunity to have a cold beer and take in the splendour of the inviting Caribbean waters.Â Our hostel (PocNa) was a 5 minute stroll over to the other side if the island and we settled into our 2nd floor room overlooking the sea – and we even had a balcony!
After waking up at the crack of dawn due to the sun streaming into our room, we made our way to the beach – and what a beautiful beach it was… glorious!Â Sandbanks everywhere, so you could walk quite far out. I purchased my own snorkel kit, so we spent hours in the rock pools visiting the locals.
Unfortunately our daybag got nicked off the beach just meters from where we were snorkelling – so after running around and checking all the dustbins, we dashed off to the hostel to make the necessary card cancellation calls.Â We were gutted – my camera, wallet (not much cash), and DylÂ´s sunglasses were the most annoying losses, so we spent the rest of our Sunday afternoon in the police station filing a report for our travel insurance.Â Luckily one of the tourist people were called in for translation assistance otherwise we would have been there all night…
The following day we spent at the beach bar – updating the blog, calls home, re-ordering bank cards, and generally not going back to the beach where our bag got stolen.Â It was time to move on.
A quick bus trip to Playa del Carmen – what a delightful little tourist spot for our American friends, but nothing compared to Cancun!
Our hostel (Popul Vuh) was a super little place, meters from the beach and very chilled.Â Out of all the many hostels weÂ´ve stayed at, this breakfast was by far the most impressive – the restaurant bit situated right next to a Mayan ruin – an old lighthouse back in its day.
After a fabulous swim, we took a stroll down the main street to check out the neighbourhood, and managed to find Dyl some new sunglasses and a new daybag for me.Â It felt good to start replacing the things weÂ´d lost.
We decided to move on to Tulum the following day – weÂ´d read about the amazing ruins on the beach, so we looking forward to heading out.
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