Mexico 2008
                                                              Cozumel  Thursday, May 22, 2008                                                                    Day1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  


                                                             Travel day from Cancun to the ferry town of Playa Del Carmen - about 45 minutes South of Cancun.  The once sleepy
                                                             fishing village was expanded into yet another "Turista Mecca" - shopping, resorts, and restaurants abound.
                                                             Instead of a taxi ride just to the Cancun bus station, our driver pitched an offer to drive straight to Playa Del Carmen.
                                                             Since the offer was less than $20 more and eliminated all the transfers with luggage, the offer was gladly accepted.
                                                            Summer season hadn't started quite yet; however, the queue for the ferry was long.  Once aboard, the ride to Cozumel
                                                            island was only 30 minutes; however, the waters were high and looking through the ferry windows at the horizon was 
                                                            key.  As always, there were considerate sellers of snorkeling, SCUBA, and other activity packages.  
                                                            Upon arrival and walking through the gantlets of auto rental, time share property, and activity kiosks, we transferred
                                                            to the boutique type hotel Casa Del Mar.   Our two story room included an upstairs living room, full bath, and small
                                                            kitchenette.  Walls included the natural rocky stone of the island and extensive wood and reeds for door inserts and 
                                                            trim.  Dining was a pleasure in the open air and high thatched roof restaurant.  Enchiladas pollo were fresh and 
                                                            flavorful with the verde lime induced sauce.  
                                                            A short taxi ride down the road was the Intercontinental Presidente resort.  We visited during the afternoon to enjoy
                                                            lunch by the cove and arrange for tomorrow's dive expedition.



                                                                        Playa Del Carmen Port    Playa Del Carmen Port    Playa Del Carmen Port

                                                                                    Cozumel    Cozumel Scenes

                                                            Casa Del Mar Hotel  Casa Del Mar Hotel  Casa Del Mar Hotel

                                                            Casa Del Mar Hotel - Pool and Restaurant  Casa Del Mar Hotel - Restaurant Ceiling   Casa Del Mar Hotel - Pool Deck

                                                                    Casa Del Mar Hotel Room 407 Interior - Upstairs    Casa Del Mar Hotel Room 407 Interior - Upstairs    Casa Del Mar Hotel Room 407



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