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grocery shopping/getting around in town

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grocery shopping/getting around in town

we're staying in a condo for a month in January on the far N end of Playa del Carmen, near New Elements. wondering how far the mega grocery store is from New Elements/(near Grand Coco Bay resort area). is it a reasonable walk with groceries or is getting a cab a must? If a cab, any idea of the cost. also we are looking at transportation from and to the airport and have contacted Cancun cab that has a shuttle for 100 round trip for two. any other ideas of who to contact? we talked with Lomas travel and they charge for a private limo unless it is to a major hotel. Ideas?

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1. Re: grocery shopping/getting around in town

Soriana , 30th Avenue between Calles 38 and 40 will be the closest, Mega,30th Avenue and Constituyentes would be next. Check out this map from "in the roo"...

http://intheroo.com/map

It's a easy walk to either place a taxi back is always a good idea, taxi's easily available out front of the stores and should be 30 pesos to return.

We stay near Elements and use USA transfers, cost is 109us$

Edited: 11:09 pm, September 21, 2013
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2. Re: grocery shopping/getting around in town

Also on 30th on the north side of Constituyentes you will find DAC, a small market with the best fruit and vegetables in town.

Tony & Cheri

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3. Re: grocery shopping/getting around in town

great top question on Airport Transportation

Your two best options to get to Playa is

Ado bus, then a quick taxi

Private transfer (I find Canadian Transfers cheaper and nicer - free cold water / cold faceclothes / preorder cold beer)

Spokane, Washington
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4. Re: grocery shopping/getting around in town

wow, thank you all for your info and recommendations!!!!

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5. Re: grocery shopping/getting around in town

We are also spending January in almost the exact location as you and had some of the same questions.

Have booked Canada Transfers for our rides and they were very prompt in sending us confirmations.

Their reviews are positive.

Have also ordered a set of PDC maps from Mapchick. Haven't arrived yet but they look like they will be very helpful in finding restaurants, shopping, etc.

Spokane, Washington
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6. Re: grocery shopping/getting around in town

we have the set of mapchick maps from a year ago and found them helpful on previous trips to different all inclusives. we're staying at the G-31 "SEA BREEZE" Les Alizes for a month beginning in January and just trying to figure out shopping for food. we can't tell on the map chick maps the scale, as it shows a blue line with 1/4 mile, but white lines segmenting the blue line,so not sure if the full blue line is 1/4 mile or if each segment is 1/4 mile. It looks like the Soriana grocery store is small but closer.

we'll read the reviews of cancun cab and Canada transfers before a final decision, as they are both virtually the same price (100 and 99 respectively).

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7. Re: grocery shopping/getting around in town

We just booked with canada transfers for our upcoming trip. Ramon there is great and quite quick to respond. We used them in April and thought that it was the best private transfer weve used in the area. Price is good, fleet is practically brand new, free pop and water, and you can pre order beers for $1 each if you want. Great service there

Edited: 12:01 pm, September 22, 2013
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8. Re: grocery shopping/getting around in town

The "full" blue bar is 1/4 or1/2 mile depending on map you are looking at.

Ignore the white lines.

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9. Re: grocery shopping/getting around in town

thanks!

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10. Re: grocery shopping/getting around in town

We used them this month. Service was great.