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Old 07-13-2020, 08:41 PM   #1901
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Re: Official Playa Del Carmen Thread

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its a PDC thread .......
His question wazs about Mexico. But that's ok, nobody usually pays attention to his posting and not sure why I bothered to answer his question, tbh, outside of wanting to be kind to him as a form of change
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Old 07-14-2020, 05:58 AM   #1902
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fair enough
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Old 08-06-2020, 05:26 AM   #1903
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Anyone selling a good chair or a desk? Im coming around 15th august.
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Old 08-06-2020, 08:36 PM   #1904
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"Mexico" is a country and not a city like PDC buddy
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His question wazs about Mexico. But that's ok, nobody usually pays attention to his posting and not sure why I bothered to answer his question, tbh, outside of wanting to be kind to him as a form of change
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fair enough
"It doesn't matter what they talk about you, as long as they talk about you."

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Old 08-11-2020, 12:38 PM   #1905
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Landing in 4days, still looking for desk, good chair or a monitor if anyone is selling
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Old 08-29-2020, 10:11 AM   #1906
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Re: Official Playa Del Carmen Thread

Is there anyone in Playa Del Carmen right now? I am planning to come there in around a month. I have few questions about safeness and we could also grab a beer together ! Send the PM to me, please
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Old 09-19-2020, 10:50 PM   #1907
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Re: Official Playa Del Carmen Thread

Hoping to stay at a hotel for 4-5 days while I look at airbnb's if someone can recommend me one.

Budget like $80-150/night. I posted in here before and someone suggested I stay at a youth hostel for ~$8/night...but would like to be somewhere comfortable with good internet/nice view.
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Old 09-29-2020, 05:09 AM   #1908
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Re: Official Playa Del Carmen Thread

Hi guys,

I'm also looking into Playa Del Carmen but have some reservations. So any advice would be really helpful.

I believe most poker guys on here are in Rosarito, Puerto Vallarta or Playa. I'm leaning towards Playa as it's easier/cheaper to get flights to Cancun from UK(I think)

From what I've read it may be a little safer then Rosario/Tjuana but that could be rubbish. I am a little concerned about safety so if anyone could comment about that pls.
I lived in Thailand for 6 years or so and came home to work back in IT but now back at Uni and it's remote learning for now so fancy getting away. Never been to South or Central America.

Is there a close nit poker community that I can be involved with. Actually doesn't have to be poker just a way of meeting people as I'll be coming alone.

I'll be staying either 2 or 3 months so is it easy enough to find a 1 bedroom apartment month to month leasing? What sort of cost and who would i contact?
I'd also be open to sharing a bigger place if anyone is interested ��

I'm right into golf so I'll be bringing my clubs. Anyone else play and is it fairly easy to get on the courses for reasonable price?

Is there still some kind of nightlife with the Covid situation? Is it a terrible idea to come at this time due to Covid?
Apart from needing a negative test will i likely have any issues with getting in and having visa waiver stamped being from Europe?

Thanks all!
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Old 09-29-2020, 05:12 AM   #1909
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Oh also do pokerstars accept Mexican players. I currently play on UK account.
And do they have any casino live games?
Thanks
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Old 09-29-2020, 01:22 PM   #1910
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Re: Official Playa Del Carmen Thread

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Hi guys,

I'm also looking into Playa Del Carmen but have some reservations. So any advice would be really helpful.

I believe most poker guys on here are in Rosarito, Puerto Vallarta or Playa. I'm leaning towards Playa as it's easier/cheaper to get flights to Cancun from UK(I think)

From what I've read it may be a little safer then Rosario/Tjuana but that could be rubbish. I am a little concerned about safety so if anyone could comment about that pls.
I lived in Thailand for 6 years or so and came home to work back in IT but now back at Uni and it's remote learning for now so fancy getting away. Never been to South or Central America.

Is there a close nit poker community that I can be involved with. Actually doesn't have to be poker just a way of meeting people as I'll be coming alone.

I'll be staying either 2 or 3 months so is it easy enough to find a 1 bedroom apartment month to month leasing? What sort of cost and who would i contact?
I'd also be open to sharing a bigger place if anyone is interested ��

I'm right into golf so I'll be bringing my clubs. Anyone else play and is it fairly easy to get on the courses for reasonable price?

Is there still some kind of nightlife with the Covid situation? Is it a terrible idea to come at this time due to Covid?
Apart from needing a negative test will i likely have any issues with getting in and having visa waiver stamped being from Europe?

Thanks all!
I can't comment on golf or nightlife in Playa during Covid, or the poker community. However, Playa's economy completely relies on tourism, and overall it is very safe. Sure, you can get into trouble if you're dealing or using/buying hard drugs, but overall it's very safe, and MUCH safer than Tijuana/Rosario.

Weather-wise November to April would be a good time to be in Playa, but the summer months are brutally hot.

With the downturn in tourism I'm sure it will be super-easy to find an apartment to rent for a few months. Airbnb.com would likely be your best option for month-to-month rental, but I wouldn't book anything long-term in advance. Find a place you like on airbnb that has lots of good references, rent it for a few days, and then when you get there, if you like it, negotiate a lower monthly rate in person with the owner to avoid airbnb fees.

Playa is nice, but if you're not into diving, imo a month there would be plenty enough time to experience the area. If you've got three months and don't want to do a lot of traveling, I'd suggest spending a month in Playa, a month in Puerto Vallarta, and a month in Mexico City. Interesting read here https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/9...hread-1704136/
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Old 09-30-2020, 02:22 AM   #1911
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I can't comment on golf or nightlife in Playa during Covid, or the poker community. However, Playa's economy completely relies on tourism, and overall it is very safe. Sure, you can get into trouble if you're dealing or using/buying hard drugs, but overall it's very safe, and MUCH safer than Tijuana/Rosario.

Weather-wise November to April would be a good time to be in Playa, but the summer months are brutally hot.

With the downturn in tourism I'm sure it will be super-easy to find an apartment to rent for a few months. Airbnb.com would likely be your best option for month-to-month rental, but I wouldn't book anything long-term in advance. Find a place you like on airbnb that has lots of good references, rent it for a few days, and then when you get there, if you like it, negotiate a lower monthly rate in person with the owner to avoid airbnb fees.

Playa is nice, but if you're not into diving, imo a month there would be plenty enough time to experience the area. If you've got three months and don't want to do a lot of traveling, I'd suggest spending a month in Playa, a month in Puerto Vallarta, and a month in Mexico City. Interesting read here https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/9...hread-1704136/
Hi, thanks for all this info/advice on, much appreciated 👍
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Old 09-30-2020, 03:02 AM   #1912
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Re: Official Playa Del Carmen Thread

@Pride of Cucamonga

You mentioned Playa is much safer than Tjuana.
How would you rate Puerto Vallarta in terms of safety?
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Old 09-30-2020, 01:07 PM   #1913
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Hello, we are a lot of poker players and we didnt feel insecure there. We are here since long time for most of them. I was visiting Puerto Vallarta and the city is good, but the sea much more better there ... Also in Puerto Vallarta the nightlife is "****" for me, and for security Playa should be safer. There is some shoot killing but its mostly "narcos" shooting. You more have to be carefull with police who want to rob you especially if you walk in the street drunk.

The nightlife is back (not much people) but its enough to go out few times a week and week end.

I have some contact for rental if you want. If you come in middle of december price will be much higher especially for short term.

For coming there i advice you to have a ticket to leave mexico and also to have a proof of money and maybe a "hotel" residency or something. I read some stuff that sometimes they dont accept you to enter in Mexico (but its unusual)

When you come you can join a whatsapp group with 25 poker players, let me know ...
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Old 09-30-2020, 04:23 PM   #1914
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Re: Official Playa Del Carmen Thread

@billygstar

Playa is safe as houses overall, nightlife can have its risks anywhere, just be street smart and stay away from drugs.

I'm from UK and you can go there and just login to poker sites as normal. Eventually they might ask for proof of address or something because of IP. So just make sure your bank is hooked up to a parents house or something. Then hook up pokerstars to that. If they ask for proof just show them online statement with the secure lock in the URL bar and say you are travelling for a while and will be back home soon.

Airbnb is always a great choice for apartments and probably much cheaper these days.

Dont worry about the visas too much, they usually just give 6months no questions asked or you just have to say "tourism".

Use BestOnwardTicket.com just in case the flight from UK ask for onward flights. Remember nobody needs to know you are scrapping that flights 2 weeks later. It is always worth the 7$ or whatever even if they don't ask for it.
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Old 10-01-2020, 05:31 AM   #1915
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Hello, we are a lot of poker players and we didnt feel insecure there. We are here since long time for most of them. I was visiting Puerto Vallarta and the city is good, but the sea much more better there ... Also in Puerto Vallarta the nightlife is "****" for me, and for security Playa should be safer. There is some shoot killing but its mostly "narcos" shooting. You more have to be carefull with police who want to rob you especially if you walk in the street drunk.

The nightlife is back (not much people) but its enough to go out few times a week and week end.

I have some contact for rental if you want. If you come in middle of december price will be much higher especially for short term.

For coming there i advice you to have a ticket to leave mexico and also to have a proof of money and maybe a "hotel" residency or something. I read some stuff that sometimes they dont accept you to enter in Mexico (but its unusual)

When you come you can join a whatsapp group with 25 poker players, let me know ...
Hey, thanks a lot for the info. I am swaying towards plays del Carmen but will give it a little more thought 🤔
Cheers 👍
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Old 10-01-2020, 05:35 AM   #1916
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@billygstar

Playa is safe as houses overall, nightlife can have its risks anywhere, just be street smart and stay away from drugs.

I'm from UK and you can go there and just login to poker sites as normal. Eventually they might ask for proof of address or something because of IP. So just make sure your bank is hooked up to a parents house or something. Then hook up pokerstars to that. If they ask for proof just show them online statement with the secure lock in the URL bar and say you are travelling for a while and will be back home soon.

Airbnb is always a great choice for apartments and probably much cheaper these days.

Dont worry about the visas too much, they usually just give 6months no questions asked or you just have to say "tourism".

Use BestOnwardTicket.com just in case the flight from UK ask for onward flights. Remember nobody needs to know you are scrapping that flights 2 weeks later. It is always worth the 7$ or whatever even if they don't ask for it.
Hi, thanks for info. Sounds fine re poker 🤔
I was thinking that i would buy an open return ticket but I'll check out that site though👍
Cheers
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Old 10-13-2020, 04:36 AM   #1917
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Hello, we are a lot of poker players and we didnt feel insecure there. We are here since long time for most of them. I was visiting Puerto Vallarta and the city is good, but the sea much more better there ... Also in Puerto Vallarta the nightlife is "****" for me, and for security Playa should be safer. There is some shoot killing but its mostly "narcos" shooting. You more have to be carefull with police who want to rob you especially if you walk in the street drunk.

The nightlife is back (not much people) but its enough to go out few times a week and week end.

I have some contact for rental if you want. If you come in middle of december price will be much higher especially for short term.

For coming there i advice you to have a ticket to leave mexico and also to have a proof of money and maybe a "hotel" residency or something. I read some stuff that sometimes they dont accept you to enter in Mexico (but its unusual)

When you come you can join a whatsapp group with 25 poker players, let me know ...
hi. i'm moving from tijuana to playa. whats the skype group name?
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Old 10-13-2020, 01:49 PM   #1918
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hi. i'm a full time grinder, moving to playa soon. can someone add me to the playa skype? my skype is ejilbilly. thanx
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