A Brief Glimpse of Playa Del Carmen


When traveling from Point A to Point B there are many places we pass by. Sometimes, it's an airport that connects us from both points, other times it's a romantic city like Paris. In 2009 Paris was the place in between my point A (San Francisco) and Point B (Barcelona). This trip the exotic locale in between my point A (Cozumel) - post coming soon - and point B (Tulum) was Playa del Carmen, an old fishing village that is now more a resort town and only a ghost of it's historic past.

Because of the time constraints, our time in Playa (as it is fondly called) was very limited to coming and going, although as part of the "going" we were able to sit down for a meal in one of the local restaurants. Unfortunately, we don't have any usable images.

However, here are the photos we took while coming to Playa del Carmen.

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A 40-minute ferry ride from Cozumel with very reliable schedule.

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Resorts line the beach.

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OUR WORLD TUESDAY

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Comments

  1. Hi Maria, you already know that your photos always make me envious, not only of the trips but also the photos. That was a very lovely color for a cruiseship. And yours are so vivid and detailed considering that you're moving while taking the shots. Am drooling with envy!

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  2. Wow, those resorts look huge! I think I prefer the Tulum beach. Aside from the ruins, it also looks quieter.

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  3. Looks like a prime vacation destination!

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  4. You've given us a fine glimpse into this wonderful place. I especially like the water quality in the shot with the most ocean showing. Very good post.

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  5. Great shots. It looks so colorful.

    You asked about leftover tobacco smells at the renovated warehouse. When the renovation began, before the hard wood floors were sanded and polished there was a lingering tobacco odor. However, by the time the renovation was completed and the offices went in, I didn't notice it any more. The building is one that the company I worked for renovated to use for offices so I followed the progress. The first building I worked in when I used to commute was across the street and used to be a factory for BC headache powder. They'd already been in the old BC building a few years before I started working for them. I've gone to meetings in all of the buildings they've renovated so it's interesting to follow the progress.

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  6. Would love to walk along that beach and splash in the water.

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  7. A beautiful place and heavenly beaches!! Reminds me of trips I've made to the coast of Mexico -- great memories!! Wonderful captures and they are the next best thing to being there again!! Thanks for sharing! Have a great week!

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  8. wow ! fantastic shots of a very beautiful area ~ especially the beach ~ thanks, carol ^_^

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  9. Lovely water! Just feel like jumping into!

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  10. Great shots of the place. The beach is very pleasant.

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  11. Love the color of the water, so inviting... it looks mighty busy though. But the beach looks wide enough to hold a lot of people. :)

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  12. Yellow looks great in a sea of blue. I miss jet skiing.

    Hazel

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  13. The different shades of blue are so beautiful!

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  14. Busy busy beach! That's a great color for the ferry! Thanx for sharing.

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  15. Looks like a relaxing and lovely place!

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  16. The water looks so inviting but then I just wish I could travel back during the time of the conquistadors and see the undeveloped beaches they saw then.

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  17. Ah, those wonderful Mexican beaches!

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  18. Such vibrant photos!

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    - The Tablescaper

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  19. It looks soooooo inviting! I particularly like your viewpoint/perspective of image 6, and how it leads the eyes down the beach. The water color is gorgeous!

    ~Lindy

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  20. Love the colour of the water!
    And all those yellow buildings look rather nice, too :)

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  21. The Mexican beaches are so beautiful! I was surprised how large the resorts are!

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  22. Wow that's a lot of resorts and extensive beaches, would love to visit someday, thanks for sharing. Come link up with us on Travel Photo Mondays.

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  23. The fishing village has certainly exploded into resort style ambience. Beautiful water colours. Love the beach scenes.

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