Tuesday, June 21, 2016

#CAOLTRAVELS: PLAYA DEL CARMEN

Seriously thinking of starting a #TravelTuesday segment because it seems like every week I have a new travel diary to catch up on. Good problems to have...fully aware here:)

Today's visual story is quite a short one since I was only in Playa for a short 48 hours. #storyofmylife

I flew into Cancun Saturday morning , where the longest immigration line ever (in the history of mankind) awaited. I asked around to see if this was the norm- I certainly don't remember standing in line for over an hour prior to sippin' on margs by the beach last time I was in Cancun. But apparently this is what you can expect 90% of the time when you're flying in on the weekend. I know who will be investing in a couple glossies prior to arrival next time- me!

Post-immigration nightmare, the hour-long bus ride to Playa was the next task at hand. A short conversation with a fellow tourist from Argentina and about a thousand deleted iPhone photos later, I finally arrived to my final destination: the pretty Playa del Carmen. 

After dropping off my bag at our Airbnb and a quick shower, my fam and I headed to the Thompson Hotel for an early dinner at Catch. And yes, I know what you're thinking, 'can she be any more gringa choosing to eat at a house-hold American club over the real, authentic stuff?' But trust me on this one, when you've spent over six hours flying plus two hours trying to leave an airport plus an hour-long bus ride and all you've had to eat is a Jamba Juice smoothie, you will pretty much eat whatever's put in front of you. 

We rose early on Sunday to head over to a cenote, which was our main objective during this trip. A few locals recommended one that conveniently had a deserted beach as its next-door neighbor and so went for it. At Xcacel we dipped our feet in the water, attempted to swim in the cenote and soaked in the sun before we had to head back to the airport. 

Overall it was a pretty great weekend adventure but I totally recommend spending at least 4-5 days in this little slice of heaven of a place. Playa and Tulum both have so much beauty to offer and it should definitely be enjoyed thoroughly! 

Stay tuned for more travel inspo coming your way (this weekend) via insta and snap @chelseaasoflate. 

Next stop: Nashville!

xx,
Chels.


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28 comments

  1. Lovely post.

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  2. Yes, please, start a #TravelTuesday so I can live vicariously through your photos. For 48 hours, it seems like you had a lot done and enjoyed beautiful beach days. I've been meaning to go there or Tulum for a long time, hopefully soon.

    XO,
    Maria
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  3. Nice post. Love your Bikni. you know you are looking very cool. Also love your Jute handbag...

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  4. Beautiful photos!! You looks so cute! Love all those places!
    Love,
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  5. I really need to go somewhere, This place looks amazing,,

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  6. I can't believe you were queueing for over an hour! But sounds like it was worth it in the end. Gorgeous photos and I love your outfit too!
    Brigitte x

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  7. Wow, these pictures are just stunning <3

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  8. beautiful post! your photography is amazing!
    xoxo

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  9. Oh my god, I have fallen in LOVE with your photos! Is there any chance you spill the secret on how you edit them?
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  10. How awful does that line sound? Well at least it was all for a good cause because those pictures clearly show you had a great time!

    -M

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  11. Awesome photos! I love your bathing suit :D

    Have a great day!
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  12. I loved this post ! it is an amazing place to return to !

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  13. SO beautiful...these pictures just gave me travel-envy.LOl!
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  14. These pictures make me want to book a trip right away!

    X Merel
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  15. OMG lovely collection and your look.Adorable.
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  16. Such cute phone case! Great blog post girlie.

    XO, Jessi
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  17. Beautiful photos, looks like you deserve all the margs you want for waiting in that line.

    xx Falasha
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  18. Stunning pictures! Makes me want to travel :)

    xx

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  19. love this laid back style.. esoecially that top!! xxo
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  20. Beautiful photos and I love your swimsuit :-)

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  21. These are wonderful travel photos. You definitely know how to travel in style.
    xoxo
    Ramona

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  22. Wow, such beautiful pictures and amazing location. I love Playa. You look absolutely gorgeous in white top.

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  23. Love those sandals! Great for summer.

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  24. Man, Chelsea, I don't know how you do it. I'd be exhausted! I LOVE being in new places, but the actual travel portion (and freakin' immigration processes) kill me. You should do Global Entry!
    xo
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  25. Your vacation pictures are giving me major wanderlust! I was just in Tulum in March and couldn't believe how beautiful it was! Playa Del Carmen is next!
    xo
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  26. Such lovely pictures! What an amazing place xx

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  27. These photos are amazing, this is really a beautiful place, you must have a lot fun there :)
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  28. Beautiful pictures and I love the outfit and swimsuit you wore! And yes, you should start a #TravelTuesday series! xx

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