Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

On advice from a stranger while I was working in a bikini store, I stumbled upon Playa del Carmen. And I have never been happier that I took the advice of a complete stranger. I was planning the Mexcian leg of our trip on a particularly quite winter day in the store when a customer said to me ‘if you’re going to Mexico do not stay in Cancun, you have to go to Playa del Carmen!’ I was intrigued! I had never heard of Playa del Carmen, but I was open to new ideas. It was the best decision I have ever made.

Playa del Carmen and our time in Mexico were some of my favourite days travelling. Mexico is such a beautiful country! Every single person we met was so lovely and friendly and we couldn’t help but stop and talk to everyone. Instead of the regular haggling you find from vendors in tourist destinations, the people in Playa del Carmen were wonderful. Everyone wanted to know about your travels, where you had been and why you were there, and there wasn’t the awkward pressure to buy things that you feel in other places. I was so happy that we decided to stay in Playa del Carmen, it is honestly one of the best places I have ever been and I would go back in a heartbeat! The streets were so beautiful and colourful and everything we expected Mexico to be!

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Emma Shaw

Emma is a travel photographer and blogger, living in Melbourne, Australia with her husband Thom in between adventures. She started A Make Believe World to share her experiences, travel tips and destination advice, and to inspire others to travel the world and their own backyard whenever they can.

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