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    Unfortunatel playa is now just like cancun. You can visit tulum, where there are ruins, and if you rent a car, go to Coba. for ruins that are not excavated, and in the jungle. (not as primitive as it seems , and the trees provide some protection from the heat. also in tulum you can find more laid back beaches and hotels. Also I recommend sian caan reserve near tulum.. over 6 years ago

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    Also Jeff, be aware that you are going during high hurricane season I suggest that you by travel insurance, and if a hurricane threatens , get the hell out. I am from New Orleans , so after we had Katrina, there was a hurricane wilma category 5 that stayed over the Yucutan peninsula for one week and it was a nightmare because the consulate was no help and no communications w the states. over 6 years ago

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    I agree with John. Coba was really interresting and didn't have the "Disney Land"-feel that Chichen Itza had, although Chichen Itza was awesome. I went on a tourist operator tour to a small Maya village in the djungle that was great. Repelled 20 meters into a Cenote with crystal clear water. Went on a canoe trip on a small lake and had a great lunch in the village. Half of the villagers took care of the tourists (20 a day) and half of them worked their fields. They got payed by the operator and had built a school, water pumps and a community building for the money. It was a great experience. over 6 years ago

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    Thanks! We are seasoned travelers to mexico but hate the tourist crowds... We love to explore out of the way places with cool restaurants and ruins... Anyone found some of these types of places? over 6 years ago

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