Re: Any experience with Playa del Carmen/Cancun?
I've never been there, but always enjoyed these two stories from Jack Gartside
The Circus at the End of the World
The Great Bonefish Giveaway: Page 1
on a Gartside expedition, one survives on one's own skills, going fishless if necessary. Hiring a guide is considered both decadent and an admission of failure — akin to having a pizza delivered while scaling Mount Everest.
The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements.” --- Horace Kephart