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General News · 5th December 2009
Richard & Carol
After a 5 and a half hour Bus Trip we arrived and were soon unpacked. The condo is a second floor, one bedroom, spacious affair. Well equipped, maid service 3 times a week., cable, wifi internet, with a beautiful roof patio for swimming, laying about, or having a barbeque party.

It’s situated between 5th and 10th Avenue on 26 st North and called Las Palmas. The area is called Little Italy and has all of 5th avenue closed to all except foot traffic. All kinds of restaurants and shops are on this street, including Starbucks. The apartment is also 4 blocks from the beach. (See pictures in the gallery for this).

Carol had her first swim this day of arrival and this morning at 7 AM we both had a swim. The temperature of the water is so warm; -about 10° F below body temperature, or so it seems. The temperature and humidity inland are high much like Merida, but going to the beach provides a cooling sea breeze.

The town seems active and bustling with many youthful bodies parading about. It is clean, modern, with quaint touches. For Diane and Ray, it is all that Sayulita promised, but didn’t quite live up to.

Today we are going to meet with Tina, Carol’s Niece, who is coming from her morning Yoga Class and meeting us at Starbucks at 11 AM. Afterwards, we are on a hunt for a bicycle shop to work on our two mountain bikes here so we may use them for shopping and exploring.
greetings from mazatlan
Comment by mary on 17th December 2009
Glad that things are going well...your travels capture my curiosity for the other side of Mexico...one of these days! All is well in Mazatlan! Take care, you two!
are you sure you are at Playa del Carmen?
Comment by norberto rodriguez dela vega on 6th December 2009
This is NOT the Playa del Carmen that I remember !

"little Italy", starbucks, and all kind of shops and restaurants ?

So sad to read how globalization have destroyed that used-to-be beautiful little town... all in the name of "progress" and specially for turistas...

oh well, we all have created this monster (if not, what the hell am I doing here in Cortes, right?)

take care amigos !