So we havetwo patches of beach time in our itinerary, which includes the ruins at Chichen, Coba, Ek Balam and Uxmal (Tulum too), and time in Merida, as well as natural sights like cenotes, and nature parks, etc.
If we can chose two from the following, which would offer up the best sand, and water for snorkelling, swimming, and say, boogie boarding, as well as best overall atmosphere and scenery:
playa del carmen and area (with a possible day trip to Isla Mujeres)
Please chose your top two and let us know your reasoning.
We should note that we're not mega resort, large development, buffet types, but we do like high quality beds, linens and "fluff" factor - we try to avoid stuffiness, and we like to travel as a family - but we do like the higher quality accommodations (too bad PDC is so expensive...).
We are hoping to be on a beach or within an easy walk, and a great pool for the kids is key. We have followed some recommendations here already but some places are too expensive, full (or not kids allowed).
If you have any other recommendations for these beach stops mentioned please let us know but for sure please let us know your top two beach destinations out of those mentioned.
As well please let us know which beach destination would make the best start, and the best end, for our trip.
Many thanks again...