It was wonderful, 5 days in Cozumel and then 7 in Playa del Carmen.
and now the food....
Tons of tropical fruits and chips and guacamole. We ventured into town in both destinations to purchase items from the grocery store. Both hotels had kitchens...
Playa del Carmen
Playa del Carmen
and dorm sized fridges, so we were set.
My stash and Jon's :)
Including poolside homemade guac to go!
We went out to formal restaurants very seldom, but we had the best Ceviche in the world one night. We couldn't even control ourselves long enough to take a picture, here's a shot with a huge dent in it! Oh well, when in Mexico...
The best part, courtesy of a near pathological obsession on Jon's part, was Tacos al pastor. You can purchase these little babies at taquerias after about 7 pm. They are shaved off a giant roasting piece of meat, served with pineapple slices and assorted salsas. Holy moly! Heaven.
This was probably our favorite taqueria, although we frequented many. See the hunk of meat in the back. mmmm, Suzanne, do not drool on your computer!
We also visited really amazing marketplaces in the inner city portion of the town.
If you venture away from the beach, you get to see some really neat restaurants and shops that are used by the residents of the town. Including this stand (taqueria Molina) that some of Jon's extended family owns. NO one can ever eat too many tacos! Really a great place for a gluten free girl to travel. I printed allergy cards, and with the help of Jon we asked about wheat and beer used in marinades. I only encountered one taco filling I couldn't eat. Most foods are made with whole ingredients and almost exclusively 100% corn tortillas and chips. And good lord, its delicious.
Oh I can't wait to go back.!!!!!