We stopped in Playa Del Carmen to grab a bite and also to see the area. Playa Del Carmen is another very popular tourist destination in Quintana Roo. I will probably spend 1-2 nights in Playa Del Carmen on my next trip to Tulum. You can also go to Cozumel with a ferry from Playa Del Carmen, which is also another thing I have to do next time I’m there. What did we eat in this short stop? Of course ceviche and margaritas. Duhh!
After filling our stomachs, we got back on the road and after about an hour later we made it to our villa in Akumal. We stayed at Las Villas Akumal. Akumal is a 20 minute drive to downtown Tulum (Boca Paila). I’m glad we stayed there because the villas are very private and they are right at Turtle Beach. We didn’t even know that before we got there. Our hotel was full of iguanas and they were very friendly and adorable. Who doesn’t like iguanas, right? We spent the day relaxing on the beach and by the pool. We had dinner at the hotel and planned our adventures for the next days.
For dinner, we went to the cute little village in Tulum and found a nice Argentinean restaurant called La Parillada Tulum. We had Argentinean steak and it was delicious. They had live music and a Spanish dance performance so we had a great time there.