After 4 days in Playa, time to package and get the car we rented to move from Playa to Tulum. Usual breakfast in the garden, followed by some swimming. Me and Michela packaged everything while Tommy was watching cartoons on the iPad (unfortunately from time to time, that’s the only way to keep him quiet and do something without having to check every few seconds that he is not starting a dangerous adventure).
Car rental and transfer
Believe it or not, in a small Chevrolet Beat we fit all our luggages quite well (actually the trunk is quite big). We got it from America Car Rental, initially we tried to book with Europecar (since I have discounts for it), but it was not possible to rent baby car seats, which we needed.
After a quick lunch, we greeted Iliana (that was super kind with us). We started moving from Playa to Tulum. The idea was to stop somewhere on the road, but the kids where sleeping, so that was not an option, so we decided to buy groceries (mostly milk and water – besides of course a new dummy for Giò) and to head directly to Casa Mango (on the road between Tulum and Coba).
At Casa Mango, Adone was waiting for us (his wife Angelica and his daughter were on holidays). He welcomed us in his magic cabanas in the middle of the forest. Adone also has a small rancho and kids got excited looking at donkeys, chickens, and pigs. He provided us with lot of useful insights for Tulum’s surroundings.
We then went for dinner in Tulum in a Taco place. Smallglobetrotters where looking for Honorio’s Taqueria (check), but it was closed, so we ended up in the next place. We got a strange combination of tacos (more lucky the kids) and the guacamole was great. The place had kid seats, so no that bad, the problem was that it was airing and horror movie, and Tommy got hypnotised by that… No one offered or thought about changing TV channel. So we run a way for a little walk in the crowded centre of Tulum: very touristic.
After that, we went to sleep in our cabana in the forest to experience the magic of a night in the wilderness (well, almost). The sound of the forest cuddled us all night 🙂