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They really love a good hammock in Mexico, and who can blame them?
Caribbean Mexico

May 31st 2015
It was a major priority that as soon as we got to Mexico we hot-footed it to a genuine tropical paradise. Two hours after landing in Cancun we were on the sun deck of ferry traversing a short stretch of the Caribbean to Isla Mujeres, basking in the warmth with a guy playing an electric guitar singing eclectic crowd favourites ranging from Credence Clearwater Revival to Besame Mucho. Author's no ... read more
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Mexican Flag The site of advanced Amerindian civilizations, Mexico came under Spanish rule for three centuries before achieving independence early in the 19th century. A devaluation of the peso in late 1994 threw Mexico into economic turmoil, triggering the worst... ... read more
23rd June 2015

Changing times!
Wise to have left Cancun, and Playa Del Carmen sounds like a nightmare too. I'm so glad to hear that Isla de Mujeres is still as lovely and laid back as when I visited a million years ago, and how great that you went snorkeling there--so perfect! However, it was shocking to read of Tulum's transformation from hippy/backpacker haven when I was there to ultra-chic and expensive. I guess it deserved it--really so beautiful!
24th June 2015

Re. Changing Times!
Thanks for your comments Tara. I can imagine Tulum was a lot more basic not so long ago! it may be more upscale but it still doesn't feel over-developed by any means. And yes, Mujeres is still perfect... long may it remain thus!

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