I didn’t stay too long in Placencia, only for about 5 days…it is a small beach town with not too much to do. I made my way north through Belize, I must say ii was not a scenic ride. It looks like Belize needs to do some infrastructure work on their roads, but all in all it was a smooth ride to the Mexican border. Exiting Belize was a very quick and easy…it was one of the best borders to cross. I arrived in Chetumal, Mexico around 4PM, and found a hotel that was clean and safe. While in Chetumal, I had my front and rear brake pads replaced and my luggage rack adjusted since it got bent pretty badly when I crashed in Guatemala. I spent 3 days in Chetumal touring the town and just being lazy, but that got old, so I packed my stuff and headed to Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
My ride to Playa del Carmen was uneventful, but it was nice to enjoy smooth roads and proper road signage. Playa del Carmen is a small resort town about 45 minutes drive south of Cancun, so I found a hotel about 2 blocks from the beach (which is very nice). So nice, I decided to stay at the playa for 30 to 60 days. I found a long term place to stay after I left the hotel, and it is 2 blocks from the beach and only $290.00 a month. It’s not that great, and I will have to search for a better place for my final month in Playa del Carmen. So right now I am just getting to know the in and outs of Playa del Carmen and making new friends every day.