One of our favorite spots for a quick beach fix is Paamul, the funky trailer park community just south of Playa del Carmen. With wide sandy beaches and calm waters this bay is great for families with small kids. The restaurant is right there on the beach next to a large pool that is open to the public. The snorkeling is good with the reef being quite close, and the dive shop onsite, Scuba Mex, can arrange dives for both experienced and beginning divers. Can't bear to tear yourself away at the end of the day? Check into the hotel for a few nights! While it can get really quite hectic on Sundays, during the rest of the week Paamul is rather peaceful and a refreshing change from the busy beaches in Playa. You can bring your own cooler with snacks but it's always good form to order a little something from the restaurant. The food is really delicious and the cervezas are ice cold! They will even serve them to you right on the beach. Lovely! We snuck away for an afternoon with Siobhan and Richard from Ak Lu'um, visiting educator and friend, David Barham, Aunt Jill and, of course, all of our children. The kids practiced death defying dives and flips into the pool and we enjoyed a few rum punches and enlightening game of "Shoot, Shag or Marry". Don't ask. Really.

Paamul

Paamul

Paamul

Paamul

Paamul

Paamul
Cole, Liam and Birdie

Paamul

Paamul
Cool kids

Paamul

Paamul
Liam, Adriel and Cole

Paamul

Paamul
Flippies!!

Paamul
Siobhan, Richard and David

Paamul

Paamul
Jilly and Cole

Paamul
Liam, Siobhan and Birdie

Paamul
Adriel and David

Paamul

Paamul

Paamul

It was hard to pull ourselves away after such a fun day with friends. Finally, after the sun had set, we packed it in and headed home, sandy and salty and looking forward to the next time!

 

 

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