Central America - SouthoftheBorder travel blog


















Ferry to Cancun at 9 then took city bus on a tour of hotel row (huge ones on the peninsula-little America), doz & doz at least 2 - 18 hole golf courses and 2 - 9 hole pitch and putt plus tennis, etc. Thought it would be a simple round trip, instead the drivers of 2 buses forced us to get off and then re enter another bus so we paid the 15p fair 3 times to go the whole distance. Unfortunately, the last bus was an R-2 ( should have been R-1 we found out later) but the drive didnĀ“t tell us we'd end up 8 plus blocks from the ADO bus station-even tho we said that's where we were going! All in all for a tourist town very unfriendly, unless you are spending lots $$$.

Good to see the town, lots of empty-for rent-for sale store fronts and ex-restaurants/hotel/hostel type businesses/bldgs. Tourism is really down but that does not seem to affect prices...meals, ONs, transport...all much more than just about everywhere else we've traveled (outside US & Canada)!

Immed got bus (actually waited and we hauled our packs on board instead of stow beneath) to Tulum. Arr 2 pm ckd out Weary Traveler Hostel-not good, but bought bus tickets to Coba for 9 am then got taxi to Cruceros Hotel near ruins-good place! Walked to/thru ruins, tons of tourists, mostly in groups. Mayans really had a great location here on ocean but ruins were pretty sad (couldn't go very near or up to sites even w/ major reconstruction - UNESCO style!).


Had a great conversation w/ guitarist (3 yrs in MX) from CT orig - James. Very interesting story of youth, now 40 yrs old, discovering himself and his passion/soul in music.

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