Ariel Lingad, Peter and I headed to the tequila land of Cancun, Mexico on
March 27-29. We stayed at Dos
Playas and got ourselves an all-inclusive package. Hotel transfer
was US$45 per person so we decided to rent a car with Avis which was about US$32
and was good for the duration of our trip.
The moment we checked-in at Dos Playas, we
started to party! Hotel accommodation was good and decent. It
was comparable to a 3-star Holiday Inn in the US. Buffet was good with
about 8-10 viands to select from plus the unlimited booze!. For CD$70 per person per night
inclusive, it was a very good deal.
I did my usual routine of dipping in the
ocean then gathered sand for my collection. Ariel decided to play
beach volleyball but his body got a shock and he was able to play for only
15 minutes. He almost passed-out hence we had to give him regular coke
to regulate his sugar requirement.
Once Ariel felt better, Peter and I started our
tequila shots. In one hour, each of us had about 15 shots and it
kicked him well. We had a blast until he decided to chill at the
Following day, Ariel and I went to
Chichen Itza. An achievement
that we were able to visit one of the new 7 wonders of the world.
A tour package
was US$55 per person but since we had the car, we decided to take the 400 km
round trip drive. From the hotel zone, we just had to go back to the
airport and followed Mexico-180 highway. One way toll was Peso 187 or
about US$14. We just had to follow the "Chichen Itza" road
sign and it was a
very smooth and easy drive.
Entrance to Chichen Itza was Peso 113 or
about US$9. It was scorching hot but we had a great time bargaining
with vendors inside the park. We got souvenirs for US$5 with a
starting price of US$20.
On our way back, we did not backtrack where
we drove from. Rather, we took the other Mexico-180 highway via
Villadolid. This was an alternate road from Chichen Itza with no
toll. Drive was about 30 mins longer compared to the toll Mexico-180
highway. We passed by small
towns which was reminiscent of the Philippines. This route will pass
through downtown Cancun and we just drove straight until we reached Zona
We had dinner at the Thai restaurant of the
resort and we still looked wasted! We just relaxed on our 2nd night and
prepared for our departure the following day.
On our third day, I just had pictures with
the iguana's that roamed around the hotel and departed for Toronto at noon.