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Playa Del Carmen Megathread

Discussion in 'The New Monster Thread' started by OptimalSkr, Aug 8, 2018.

  1. John Nicholas

    John Nicholas New Member

    Got it. Thank you. Got ahold of Senor Cruz and he’s picking us up tomorrow early and taking us to several. Thank you again.
  2. Phosphene

    Phosphene Gold (finally)

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  3. Rubicon

    Rubicon Avoiding Equilibrium

    Google calls it "Point Esmeralda" (Punta Esmeralda en Espanol). I've seen it referred to as Playa Punta Esmeralda online, but I usually just call it Playa Esmeralda.

    Here's a labeled Google Map:


    A taxi can drive you right to Esmeralda, or just walk along 5th Ave or the beach to get there:
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  4. Gina R

    Gina R New Member

  5. Phosphene

    Phosphene Gold (finally)

    My dear, if there’s one thing I’ve learned, no plan is ever set. :p

    That said, yes, I look forward to whatever the future brings. And I’m brushing it along in the direction I think it’s supposed to go. :D
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  6. Gina R

    Gina R New Member

    Very true! I guess I meant the logistics, for now:)
  7. drezy

    drezy New Member

    He's solid. I think you'll like your time with the man. Enjoy!
  8. drezy

    drezy New Member

    I always bristled at "5 year plans".

    I've finally developed one though:
    Don't get eaten by a bear.

    I'm pretty sure 5 year ago me and 5 year from now me agree with me on that goal.
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  9. John Nicholas

    John Nicholas New Member

    You are correct. He was terrific and we will use him again for the next trip. Very good man. A good resource as well.
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  10. drezy

    drezy New Member

    I had a really good thought provoking discussion with him roughly around social entropy and personal responsibility.

    Up to that point I had no idea there were perspectives that were non-Texan that had any merit at all.
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  11. caroline

    caroline Moderator

    shame on you!
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  12. drezy

    drezy New Member

    That one was too easy.

    Obviously everyone's entitled to their own wrong opinion.
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  13. mbhemming

    mbhemming Gold

    I met a friend last year in PDC. She lives in Veracruz Mexico. I will be moving to Latin America on December 9th. I'm going to spend 3 months in Veracruz before traveling south to Guatemala.

    Does anyone know if Veracruz has an enhanced magnetic presence that far from the impact place?
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  14. Rena3

    Rena3 Gold

    Just got my tix for PDC this Dec! Son’s gonna miss some days of school but this is worth it... lots of cenote and sunrise beach time ahead :)

    In terms of recommendations, when we went last time, we loved Cenote Azul and the Yal-Ku Lagoon in Akumal.
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2018
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  15. mbhemming

    mbhemming Gold

    At about 1 minute in, there is an interesting first hand account of how Tulum effects his energy levels.

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  16. Sun Disciple

    Sun Disciple AKA Paul...That Call Drop'n Canadian

    I will be landing In PDC/Tulum area DEC 9th for my annual cenote tour. I will be hitting a different one each day if your in the area between the 9th and 15th feel free to send a message if you wanna hook up.
    I also found some interesting timbits here is a mineral analysis of 5 different cenotes around tulum.



    Also I found that Cristal bottled water is sourced from cenote system so it makes a good choice while down there as it should be D depleted.
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  17. Gina R

    Gina R New Member

    very cool! I'm interested in linking up. I'll be in PDC as of 11th!
  18. GringoPerdido

    GringoPerdido New Member

    After visiting many cenotes, Sac Actun is by far my favorite. It's the coldest (and most expensive).
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  19. Gina R

    Gina R New Member

    Hi all! I'm off to Yucatan tomorrow. I'll be in Isla for a week and then PDC for a week then at some point Tulum. If you are around, reach out and let's meet up!
  20. GringoPerdido

    GringoPerdido New Member

    Good for you! I’m in PDC til the 9th.
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