Playa del Carmen Local Customs

  • Band of coatis (Dec 2009)
    Band of coatis (Dec 2009)
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  • Coati (Dec 2008)
    Coati (Dec 2008)
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  • Band of coatis (Dec 2008)
    Band of coatis (Dec 2008)
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  • 1. Native Animals

    We've seen the large band of coatis on both of our trips to Riu Tequila, in 2009 they were hanging out near the pool and near some of the rooms near the pool waiting for someone to take pity on them...

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  • 2. Pilgrims

    I took these pictures back in December 2003, eight years later we finally had someone tell us what they were doing and that it was connected to the December...

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  • 3. Festival of Guadalupe

    The was the 2nd time we've been in Mexico for the Festival of Guadalupe which is held on December 12th and celebrates the Virgin of Guadalupe and her appearance...

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  • 4. Christmas in Playa del Carmen

    It's always makes me laugh, coming from a city that is cold and snowy in December, when I see Christmas decorations in warm climates. Frosty the snowman would...

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  • 5. Engagement beetles

    When a Mayan boy wants to marry a Mayan girl he catches a beetle and decorates it with small stones, andl also attaches a small chain to it and them presents it...

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  • 6. VW Beetles

    The first car I actually remember my family owning was a turquoise VW Beetle, my favorite memory was doing donuts in the snow in the parking lot while waiting...

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  • 7. Tamales to go!

    Walking down 30 Av on Thanksgiving brought me this yummy dinner...Tamales served from a bike! He had 3 different kinds and i opted for pollo verde (chicken w/...

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  • 8. Fresh Squeezed Juice

    He'll squeeze it right in front of you. From morning until around noon he's on 10th Ave around Juarez. BIG cup for $1 US. What a way to start the day. Then head...

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  • 9. Eat at the Beach Square (main plaza)

    You can get GREAT, cheap food at the square by the beach (Main Plaza) at Ave Juarez and 5 Ave. There are ladies close the the beach with fresh fruit, nuts,...

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  • 10. Odd Bug

    This bug was found on the beach of our resort.It has the head of an alligator (no kidding) it looks like the alligator part was painted onto a peanut shell or...

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  • 11. Flaming coffee

    You must have some flaming spanish coffee while you are in Playa.I think most of the restaurants have their own version of this show.It is the finale after...

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  • 12. La siesta

    I like to know local customs. In Yucatan there are hammocks almost everywhere. I was enthusiastic about the 'siesta'. To take a little rest after lunch rocking...

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  • 13. Money exchange

    There are many money exchange offices, such as this one, up and down 5th street in Playa del Carmen. As you can see by the flags, they accept many different...

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  • 14. Tacos Al Pastor

    These are yummy tacos served throughout MX. They are carved off a large spit, layered with beef and onion. A pineapple at the top at the top gets chipped off,...

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