posted on Feb, 21 2012 @ 09:26 AM
There is basically zero crime. That BS is all media hype by the corrupt MSM to try and keep any money from flowing down to Mexico. They want those
tourist dollars to stay in their own extortion racket. There are no gunfights in the street. Any American city has at least ten times the crime of
even Mexico City.
If you are not here for the nightlife, don't go to Cancun. It's lame, like a Disneyland imitation of Mexico, complete with Hooters, the Gap and
Senor Frog's. Playa del Carmen is less Americanized but still party headquarters
Tulum is much more laid back. Basically full of what we call the "hempies", the new version of hippies. Granola munching backpackers. Actually
the hempies are posers who want to pretend they are granola munching backpackers, but still want A/C and hot running water. You will love it if that
is your cup of tea. And in Tulum you are right next to the Sian Ka'an Biosphere, which I think is the best thing around here. If you like NO PEOPLE
you will love it. A giant nature preserve, something like 140 thousand square miles. Look at it on Google Earth.
If you don't know the area, on Google Earth it's easy to find Cozumel, the big island off the east coast of the Yucatan. Go straight ashore to hit
Playa del Carmen, then south to hit Tulum. Right there there is a loooong, skinny peninsula that comes out and then goes parallel to the coast for
about forty miles, all within the Biosphere. It creates a similar situation to the Florida Keys, where you have the Atlantic on one side and the Gulf
on the other. Here you have the Caribbean on one side, white beach, coral reef, turquoise water, and a shallow bay on the other of marl flats like
Florida Bay, teeming with bonefish and tarpon. If you are into fly fishing, you want to try for some bonefish, the most fight per pound of anything
in the sea. Bring fly rods if you are into that and definitely don't miss it.
You can drive to the tip of the peninsula, the road is bad so it's slow going but you can make it. There is a tiny fishing village called Punta
Allen at the end. Those guys will take you out to snorkel or fish the reef or go for bonefish on the other side. On google earth you will see that
beyond that is the good stuff, but you can only get there on a boat or a seaplane, there are no roads into the Biosphere.