The weather here so far has been very nice. Nights have been cool, in the low 60’s, but it warms to the 80’s very quickly and then has been cooling off in the afternoon. We haven’t done much other than take our 3 mi walk every morning along the beautiful white sand beach.
There is only one large hotel on the beach the Catalonia Royal Tulum. It looks like they have had a good occupancy rate, mostly French Canadians. The other small hotels have had a few couples, so the beach is relatively empty of people. Here is my blog from last year with pictures of the places to stay along the beach. Xpu-Ha Jan, 2011 Blog
We are anxiously waiting for our Canadian friends, Claude & Mags to arrive, they may be here late today or tomorrow. It turns out that Ann & Gerry are stuck at the border. They bought a different motorhome this year but never cancelled their last two 10 yr. vehicle permits.. You can’t have more than one in your name. So they are trying to get paperwork completed that will show that they sold their old RV’s and cancel those permits. If they can get this done, we hope to see them when we return on January 1st.
Right now there is only room for a couple of more campers in the main campground but several others with small rigs could park up on the beach next to Chalio’s place. This year Dierck is collecting money for camping and getting everybody into their campsites. The rates are the same as last year. 250p/night, 1600p/week and 5000p/month all with full hookups. The power here has been 120 volts and steady all day. The exchange rate is better this year about 13.7 p/$, which makes the monthly rate only about $375.
We saw the funniest photo shoot on the beach this morning. A young woman in a wedding dress laid down in the water while the photog. shot pictures of her rolling around in the surf. Must have been her wetting pictures.
We tried out my Skype this morning with video on a call back home. Worked great. So if anyone wants to call us, my Skype ID is keelhauler9, The Telcel service is fast but it drops calls about every 5 minutes, so we can’t stay on-line.
Here is where we are on Google Earth La Playa