I loved looking at all the handpainted pottery and stalls of authentic Mexican things. We tried to go to Ek Balam afterwards but got there just as they were closing. Maybe next trip!
I wanted to experience some real Mexican culture so we found a little roadside restaurant. It was just a husband, wife, and their young daughter with a tiny kitchen and 4 little tables. We were the only ones there (the man had flagged us down on the street!) It was fun to be adventurous and the food was really delicious.
On the last day, Dave and Ryan were on a different flight so they dropped Becca and I off at Playa del Carmen to do some much needed shopping. The pottery was beautiful. "Tropical" was the best restaurant in the world (Becca wants to go back to Cancun just to eat there again and I have already tried to recreate our meals since we've been home.) We missed Alaina but will definitely come again with her. Fun family times.