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Arrival in Tulum Welcome to paradise?

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After eighteen bus hours, we finally arrived to Tulum in the famousRiviera Maya. We were looking for sun and paradisiacal beaches and the only thing we found was a rain and wind storm. Perfect! In other words, we have given ourselves a whip for nothing ...

Next to the bus station is the Charlie's restaurant that Tanya had recommended. We had breakfast there quietly while we watched the rain fall. The center of Tulum has nothing. It is a long street with shops and restaurants, nothing more. The beach area is quite far from the center, so it is best to go by taxi. Taxi prices are regulated and for taking you to the «new» beach area they charge 50 pesos (3 euros).

The beach area is divided into two: the old zone and the "eco-chic" zone. Prior to Travel to Mexico, many people had recommended me to stay there because it was quiet and cheaper than Cancun or Playa del Carmen. But the reality is that that was yesteryear. The Tulum beach area has become one of the most expensive areas of the Riviera Maya and it is difficult to find a room for less than 100 euros a night. We stayed at the Posada Margherita, run by some Italians (very Italian) who on Tripadvisor left very well.

The hotel was small. It had about eight rooms and we had one on a first floor with a balcony overlooking the sea, but the sea could not be seen because the vegetation covered it. It was pretty, but I expected more. I don't know, for the price we paid I expected better finishes and at least one bar of soap to wash my hands. Ok, it was ecological, but maybe sometimes green be used to charge you more and give you less ...

I guess the rain and fatigue affected my mood, but suddenly we were at 12 noon without knowing what to do. Beach? Visit ruins? Discarded by the weather. So we sat on the porch sofa and let the hours go by until the weather eased a little and we walked to see if there was a place to eat nearby.

Along the beach small hotels were alienated very fashion that prevented direct access to the beach. After ten minutes walking, we arrived at the old hotel zone of Tulum Playa and entered the Zamas restaurant, which we had also recommended. But here is our surprise when we opened the letter face to face with reality: we were no longer in Mexico, we were in a US dependent republic. UU. or Europe, because at least prices indicated that. For a meal of a plate and a water per person we pay a total of 500 pesos (30 euros). Of course, the fish was fresh, but in Barcelona I would have paid almost the same. So, all at once, we saw that in two days we were going to spend the budget we had for five days.

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