Playa del Carmen on Mexican Independence Day

18 Sep

After the Mexican show on Wednesday, Jorge and I got together with some friends and we drove down to the city of Playa del Carmen for the night to continue celebrating Mexican Independence Day.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Playa del Carmen, it’s about 40 minutes down the coast from Cancun. It has this great pedestrian street that runs parallel to the beach, called Quinta Avenida. This charming avenue is filled with amazing bars, restaurants and shops. It’s possibly my favorite place in the world.

We missed the Grito at 11 pm because we were in the car, but as we were pulling into Playa del Carmen, we did get to see some fireworks from the car window:

We parked the car and began to walk around Quinta Avenida. It was packed.

There were many interesting characters all around:

We decided to go to one of our favorites, Guanatos.

Then we spent the rest of the evening just out on the street… because that’s where the party was anyway!

I think these people had the right idea…

After awhile, we decided to just grab our cooler from the car and find a street corner to party on.

We spent awhile hanging out and enjoying our drinks (except for me, because strawberry Caribbean Cooler is nasty, FYI), then decided to head home around 3 am. Fun night with amazing friends! I love Playa del Carmen πŸ™‚

My friends in their Mexico soccer jerseys… and unpatriotic Jorge.

Hubs and me

Me with Viri, one of my best friends πŸ™‚

11 Responses to “Playa del Carmen on Mexican Independence Day”

  1. laurencancun September 18, 2010 at 3:32 pm #

    Laura – Great pics!!!

    Gill wore his jersey that night too! Hahaha, jorge was just trying to be different! LOL!

    I love your bag/purse btw!

  2. Kristi S September 18, 2010 at 4:34 pm #

    What a fun time! I would love to attend a celebration like that in Playa del Carmen! I agree, one of the most beautiful places in the world πŸ™‚

  3. Ang September 20, 2010 at 2:15 am #

    LOVE Playa Del Carmen! sooo much – it looks like you had a great night!

  4. joeandharryabroad September 20, 2010 at 11:15 am #

    This looks like SO much fun! x

  5. Ashlie September 20, 2010 at 2:25 pm #

    Looks like you had a great time in Playa. We considered going but decided to stay in Cancun.

  6. gringation September 20, 2010 at 5:15 pm #

    Thanks for the comments, guys! No doubt about it… EVERYBODY loves Playa del Carmen. What a magical place πŸ™‚

  7. Holyoke Home September 20, 2010 at 8:48 pm #

    I’m feeling claustrophobic just looking at how packed that street was!

  8. GRRRL TRAVELER September 20, 2010 at 9:23 pm #

    What is Grito? Okay, so not everyone wears cultural garb for independence day but some wear clothes which inspire patriotism like soccer shirts. Cool. πŸ˜‰

  9. KfromMichigan September 20, 2010 at 9:31 pm #

    Great pic of you and hubby! Where was your Soccer shirt? I wear mine all the time .. VIVA MEXICO!

  10. Lady Mama September 21, 2010 at 1:45 am #

    Wonderful pictures. Looks like a fun event!

  11. Ceri May 12, 2011 at 10:56 pm #

    What a fun night. It looks so awesome. πŸ˜€ I love that you went to Playa Del Carmen – that’s where I’ll be studying in November. πŸ˜€

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