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First Time in Playa del carmen...few questions...

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First Time in Playa del carmen...few questions...

First time ever to Mexico...we leave in 20 days, we are so nervous, and yea excited! I'll be posting a ton, as I have many questions.. as for calling home, saw that we should get ATT calling card and use Telmex phones... can we not just dial out of our hotel room? Also as i understand it transportation from cancun to playa del carmen is bus... but it drops you at bus station i assume on 5th avenue..how far is Riu Tequilla from there... do we take taxi?? Thanks!!!

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1. Re: First Time in Playa del carmen...few questions...

RIu tequila I think is in Playacar...so you will have to take a taxi..it's probably about 1 mile from bus(long walk carrying bags in the heat!!!)as far as calling to USA ATT card from telmex phone should work or you can buy telmex cards down there about .80 cents to call home...Take this advice from an experianced MX traveler DO NOT CALL HOME COLLECT & DO NOT USE HOTEL PHONES...IF YOU DO YOU WILL BE IN FOR THE SHOCK OF YOUR LIFE!!...You may also be about to get the bus to staop in Playacar...just asked with some pesos in your hand ,that seems to work well in MX...HAVE FUN!!!!!!

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2. Re: First Time in Playa del carmen...few questions...


If you booked your trip through a travel agent it most of the time will include transportation to your resort as well as back to the airport. If not than yes you can take the bus and than a taxi, you can also get private transfer by booking a van to drive you, they will be waiting outside the airport for you than.

As for calling home, as the other post said, do not use the phones in your room or in the resort unles they offer you a telemex phone to use. The resorts usually charge an enormous connection fee and it will end up costing you around $60. for 5 minutes.

We always wait to buy our calling cards until we are in Mexico, to many of the ones you buy in the US don't work for international calls even though they say they will.

Have a great vacation.

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4. Re: First Time in Playa del carmen...few questions...

Great point on the time share stuff. After picking up luggage and clearing customs you will encounter "INFORMATION" booths on both sides of the hall exiting the airport. DON'T stop to ask anything. These are not info booths, they are the time share people and will be asking you where you are staying, etc.

Walk out of the terminal and representatives from your agent will be there to great you and get ypu on your way on the appropriate bus.

Time share people hounding you in and around the PDC area..... tell them you are leaving in 3 hours and don't have time.

This is one of the few negative things about PDC.

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5. Re: First Time in Playa del carmen...few questions...

aruba44, you will love playa...the city is awsome. and you will be getting out of this single digit temps!!! :)