#8 Leaving Playa del Carmen


After spending a wonderful time in Playa del Carmen, it was time to go back to Belize 😦 and back home to Florida. We both knew that this was going to be a very long trip, but there was nothing we could do about it, so we pulled up our big girl panties and started our trip home.


We checked out of our room at Hotel LunaSol at Noon, but our bus was not leaving until 11pm. Andres told us that we could stay and hang out by the pool/courtyard for as long as we needed and they could lock up our luggage to keep it safe. So we worked on our computers, read, swam, relaxed & journeyed down to 5th Avenue for a lovely lunch/dinner one last time.

5th Avenue

Our bus was not leaving Playa del Carmen until 11pm, so we returned our rental car, AKA “crap-mobile” and then again we rested by the pool. Remember I had mentioned that when we first met Andres that he was so nice and helpful? Well, during the time we were in Playa del Carmen, we got to know him and we were so glad that we did!! The morning of our departure, I had asked Andres if he thought we could call a taxi around 10pm or if we should just pick one up on the street as we had to get to the bus terminal for our 11pm departure. Andres was absolutely wonderful and said he was getting off work at 9pm. He said he would go home and eat and then come back to pick us up and personally take us to the bus depot. We told him that we did not want to inconvenience him and he said, it was not an inconvenience and would meet us in the lobby at 10pm. He was so sweet and he also introduced us to his girlfriend, Jade, who was also lovely.

When we got to the bus depot, we thanked him profusely, we hugged and I told him he is my first Playa friend!! (Not at all the “bad hombre” that we had heard about!!)


Adios Mexico, For Now…