Where We Be
What a gorgeous Airbnb location! We kept alternating between
lounge chairs at the pool and lounge chairs at the beach.
Christmas in Playa del Carmen, Mexico
This short trip gave our family the chance to
enjoy Christmas together at an all-inclusive on
the Riviera Maya. The whole family stayed
together at the Riu Palace, an all-inclusive just
outside Playa del Carmen. Just prior, the two of
us and my mom stayed at an Airbnb right on the
beach in Playa del Carmen proper. Both parts of
the trip were wonderful.

We arrived at our Airbnb at El Faro Residences
and immediately fell in love with the fantastic
beach and pool view from our balcony (shown
left). We also thoroughly enjoyed being just a
block away from Av. Quinta, the happening
pedestrian avenue in Playa del Carmen with
restaurants and shops galore.

Our transfer to the Riu Palace let us enjoy all the
fun of an all-inclusive -- "free" meals and drinks
at numerous restaurants and bars on premises,
perfect pool and ocean setting, and even a
tequila dispenser in our room! Luckily, we only
had three nights at the all-inclusive, which
limited how much damage we could do!
(In-room tequila
dispenser! Yikes!)
Riu Palace -- Riviera Maya
Airbnb -- Playa del Carmen