In December my husband and I spent Three days in Playa del Carmen. We always try to take a trip for his birthday, and Playa del Carmen is one of the few places that is warm in the winter. I did a TON of research on the best things to do in Playa del Carmen before we left and it paid off. We had the time of our lives! If you want to know what made our Play del Carmen trip amazing keep reading.
Day 1 : When we touched down in Playa del Carmen it was a mad dash to our first Mexican experience. I estimated the time it would take us to get though customs and to our hotel (we took an ADO bus). But I never anticipated that there wouldn’t be a runway for us to land on. There wasn’t, and we were late, but The Traveler’s Table was so accommodating.
When we got to the The Traveler’s Table we were met with a 5 traditional Mayan dinner complete with wine, mezcal, and tequila pairings. We ate our fill, learned some Mayan history, and made some new friends. I HIGHLY recommend The Traveler’s Table, it was the most magical dining experience of our lives.
Day 2 : Our hotel had a taxi service that could take you Tulum and back for $160 USD. So, on our second day in Mexico we woke up early and headed to Tulum. We knew we couldn’t go to Tulum without seeing the Ruins so our first stop was Tulum Archaeological Site. We skipped the tour and explored on our own. The site was so picturesque! And it’s crazy to imagine that at one point in time people called this beautiful place home. By noon it was too hot to be outside so it was off to our next spot.
Our very next stop on Day 2 was Sfer Ik Tulum. While planning our trip to Playa Del Carmen I saw pictures of Sfer Ik Tulum and added it to our list of things to do. Sfer Ik Tulum is a one of a kind architectural experience (and is also one of the most Instagramable places in Tulum). I also wanted to see Pablo Escobar’s old mansion (which has been turned in to the beautiful hotel Casa Malca) while we were in Tulum. But, it was on the other side of the city. So instead, we headed back to our hotel and had an amazing dinner at The Grill at 1-26.
Day 3 : We finally explored the city of Playa Del Carmen on our third day. We had a vegan breakfast at The Pitted Date, we visited the shops on 5th avenue to buy some souvenirs, and then we headed back to our hotel the Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Resort to spend some time at the pool.
I’m not really a lay by the pool kind of girl but at The Grand Hyatt I had one of the best afternoons of my life. The Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Resort has three infinity pools over looking the Caribbean Sea. Additionally, it has a beach walk up that takes you right to the water. For $100 USD we rented a cabana for the day and got food and drinks up to $100 USD. The pina coladas were perfect, the food was delicious, and the weather was breezy. Ugh. Take me back.
We spent out last night in Playa del Carmen celebrating my husband’s birthday. Dinner at Rockas Jamaican Kitchen was very good and they made us feel like family! From there we did the Playa Crawl which got us free admission to the top 3 night clubs and all the drinks we wanted.
Overall Playa del Carmen was amazing. I rarely am interested in going to the same place twice (there are so many places in the world I want to see!). But, I would got to Playa Del Carmen again just for the chance to stay at The Grand Hyatt.
My husband and I travel often and people are always asking us for recommendations. So I’m trying to incorporate more of our travel experiences into my blog. If you have any questions about our trip, leave them below! And If you would like to see more of our Play Del Carmen experience venture over to my Instagram. I have a whole story dedicated to this trip!
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