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Walking from the VIM

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Walking from the VIM

First time to Mexico, can you walk for miles like you can in Punta Cana or are there no other resorts close by. We really enjoy walking from resort to resort. Any other suggestions of adult only resorts where you can do this?

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1. Re: Walking from the VIM

Love the VIM - you can walk for miles in both directions but resorts are not one after another like PC. I do love that about PC though. Secrets Silversands and ERC both have resorts in both directions. These are both adult only since you first mentioned VIM (also adult only).

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I enjoy the fact that there are not a lot of other resorts in the immediate vicinity of the VIM. You can walk on the beach in either direction for some distance before you encounter other resorts. There are a smattering of private homes, and some are vacant whereas some are occupied. You should have aqua shoes or some type of foot protection if you do decide to take a stroll along the beach front. There will be stretches of great sand and also areas with rocks and some debris.

We like it this way because when you are walking you don't feel as if you are tresspassing on other properties. Being more isolated like this also keeps the VIM beachfront from getting overrun with wandering natives selling their wares.

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"You should have aqua shoes or some type of foot protection if you do decide to take a stroll along the beach front."

I think this may be something that varies from time to time. I've been to the VIM four times and have walked a LOT (including all the way to Maroma Beach to the south) and never needed water shoes.

There are no public beach bars or restaurants (or washrooms) that I'm aware of outside of Playa del Carmen and Puerto Morelos, neither of which are within walking distance of the VIM. If you decide to go for a lengthy walk, make sure you have plenty of water (and sunscreen!) with you.

Edited: 12 August 2013, 14:17
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4. Re: Walking from the VIM

Good information! Thanks to all!

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5. Re: Walking from the VIM

Always carry a bottle of tequila with you. Never know when you will need it for a snake bite. BTW I always take a snake along with me. No problems.

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LOL - Don Carlos, you are a hoot!

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