It is a little ironic that the last moments in Mexico we held on to so dearly were in the city that we had so much drama with the last time around – Playa del Carmen.
But this time we did it differently.
We shopped locally. We ate at family owned restaurants. We stayed at an apartment rental far away from “the strip”. We managed to only visit Walmart once (we had to find a carabiner!). We only went to the beaches that locals went to – and made our way around town via bike. This time, it was one of my most favorite experiences we have had in Mexico.
As we sat on my sarong on the beach, dozing in and out of sleep, listening to the waves lapping on the shore, I came to a realization.
“I could totally be here for the rest of my life and be happy.”
Just like that I had a serious attitude adjustment about this town that I had despised so much.