About Enrique A
Lives in Playa del Carmen
Since Jul 2009
35-49 year old male
Hi there, as you have already noticed I am based at the Mexican Caribbean a beautifull place full of color and life, wonderfull landscapes, beaches and the extraordinary blue caribbean sea, such a paradise... I was born in Mexico City , i used to live in downtown, pretty close to the place in wich the archaeologist Eduardo Matos Moctezuma, found the ruins of the Main Temple of the Aztec Civilization. I am a Story Teller, i always knew it, and when someone listen to my words i feel so glad, because i can bring back to the life the magic of the aztecs, the mayas, the ancient cities that grew up in the middle of the jungle, and i can stil hear the roar of the jaguar, the song of the quetzal and i give a new dimention to the motives of the heroes that created our country and left a legacy that now we call History.
Historic Sites, Castles, Monuments & Statues
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Bars & Clubs
To kick-start your morning, there's nothing better than some freshly baked pastries and a delightful breakfast which is also very nicely served. Breakfast menus here tend to include salad, a beverage, and a delicious pastry — so that you have something sweet to go with that delicious cup of coffee.
After breakfast, the Visitors Center is a great place to orientate yourself, and you have the bonus of being able to visit the art exhibit while you're here too! You'll get lots of useful information from the staff, pick up pamphlets for places you'd like to visit, and even purchase tickets for events that are happening while you're in town.
A peculiar yet interesting place to stop by is the Wax Museum, which is unique thanks to its diverse display of more than 100 iconic figures from history, sports, and entertainment. For some it might seem a little bit creepy but for curious travelers like myself, it's a marvelous experience to explore these replicas face to face!
St. Augustine is rich in history and folklore, so coming to the Pirate Museum is a good option for visitors looking to learn more about what this port used to be like, the people that came here, and what treasures they brought with them. A huge plus is also the beautiful premises itself, and the view you can enjoy from the terrace overlooking the Matanzas River and our next spot, the Castillo of San Marcos.
There are lots of reason why visitors flock to the Castillo. Some may be attracted to its historical masonry and the 17th century feel that this fort oozes in its every detail; for others it's the mix of cultures that have converged here throughout the ages; or perhaps it's the story behind this marvel, and the life-changing battles that have happened here. Whatever your reason, I know kids and grown-ups alike will have a blast discovering all of its secrets and learning about its ancient history.
After a busy morning exploring museums and landmarks, you should be ready for a little pit-stop. Relax and refresh with a nice cold brew or coffee and a delicious sandwich and salad combo here at The Hyppo, which serves nothing but the freshest meals around. Popsicles, freshly squeezed juice, baked goods...you name it, The Hyppo has it, and all with a homemade taste that will make you wish you more space to fill!
A place for the curious that are not afraid of new and creepy things, whether the wacky artifacts on display here are real or not, you're bound to have fun exploring. From Sasquatch to Aliens to Exorcisms, decide for yourself what's true — and for those looking to get more hands-on, there are even special movie nights. Scary!
A beautiful and well-preserved colonial house that may not be huge, but with each room you enter, you'll take a step further into the times that this property was built. Made out of quarried coquina rock, and with gorgeous details to admire both inside and out, you'll find yourself completely immersed in the experience of how this place used to be as soon as you step through the door.
Once the site of the famous Alcazar Hotel, the Lightner Museum still retains all the opulence of this bygone era. With beautiful architectonic details, sensitively renovated rooms, and great collections on display, plus gorgeous gardens to lose yourself in, this spot is a must-see.
A beautiful seaside boardwalk that's perfect for browsing, St. George Street is lined with shops selling knick-knack and souvenirs of all sorts, so you're bound to find something of interest here, in between admiring the sea views. Why not take a quick break from all that shopping and grab a cup of coffee or a nice cold beer? There are plenty of cafes and bars to choose from.
After that long walk, a visit to the distillery is a great way to wind down before dinner. You'll learn incredible facts about how the distillery began, the process they use to create each liquor, and then end your free tour with some delicious drinks — the perfect end to a day spent walking around in the heat.
Coming to the Ice Plant is the best way to round off your day. With a huge cocktail menu, delicious entrees, and plenty of tasty snack options too — however hungry you are, you won't be disappointed here. From roasted oysters to a simple plate of local cheese served with soft pretzels, every dish is guaranteed to blow your mind.