Cancun 2014

The Xoximilco gondola dinner ride

Saturday

Flew to Philly, then cancun at 7:45, got to Cancun at 12:50 pm. Airport transfer was through canada tours, $53 round trip, plus $1 for a Corona on the ride. We hung out at pool until Jeanne and Eddie  arrived, around 6. For dinner, we ate on site. Had the fajitas, were so-so.

 

Sunday

Breakfast buffet at El Mortero, amazing spread. Got 10% discount at desk, total for the four of us was $77.  I tried several atm’s, but none worked. Then, I realized that I hadn’t told Suntrust that we were traveling to Mexico. Went to Walmart for groceries. Sandwiches for dinner.

Monday

Took a taxi to Kukulkan Plaza and walked around, then Pplaza La Isla. We went to La Parilla for a late lunch. Eddie had enchiladas, and liked them. We had the filet flambee, but it was undercooked, and the flavor wasn’t good. That evening, we all played Chicken Foot on our patio.

Tuesday

We hired Gregorio through the front desk to take us to Pplaya at 1 pm, then to Xoximilco for an evening Gondola tour. We paid $150 for the Playa trip, and $90 each for tickets to Xoximilco. It was fabulous, good food, mariachis, mayan culture, beer and tequila included.

Wednesday

Took a one hr jungle tour through Aqua Tours. Eddie didn’t want to go, so Jeanne went with us in the one boat, and the guide took another one. It was $35/person, and was fantastic. We went all over the lagoon, under the marina bridge to the ocean, and back. We hit a rain storm coming back, but was thrilling.

Thursday

Jeanne and Eddie left this morning. Silver recommended Mextreme for breakfast, and it was very good. KK had quesadillos, and said they were very good. I had the alambre benito–beef, bacon, peppers, and cheese–excellent.

Friday

Dinner at the blue gecko. very good. It’s owned by a Texan. We had the bbq shrimp, brisket, and pulled pork tacos. All of them were good, but we voted shrimp as the best.

Saturday

We left for the airport at 11 am. KK almost caused a delay because she couldn’t find her Mexican exit papers. We bought vanilla, tequila, and mescal at the duty free shop. But, we found out in Philly that you can’t bring alcohol through on a carry on bag. Fortunately, I was able to cram it all into her bag and check it in before our flight.

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