The Mayan Train Arrives! Playa del Carmen Gets Connected

Playa, get ready for the Mayan Train…and a wild jungle attack? Woman fights off assailant, democracy marches, weddings galore! It’s never boring here.

The Mayan Train Arrives! Playa del Carmen Gets Connected
The New Mayan Train travels through tropical landscape near Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

¡Ay, Playa del Carmen! Things are about to get caliente…and we're not just talking about the weather. President AMLO himself is gracing us with his presence to inaugurate the brand-spanking-new Mayan Train route from Cancun to Playa on February 29th. Yes, folks, get ready to embrace 2024's leap year like a surprise mariachi band—it's going to be a wild one!

The Train Has Left the Station… Kinda

Here's the scoop, amigos: This new Mayan Train adventure is going full steam ahead (literally!). So what does this mean for you?

  • Playa Workers, Your Chariot Awaits!: Need to be up before the roosters crow to start your shift at that fancy resort? You're in luck! A special 6 AM train from Cancun will whisk you to Playa by 7:30 AM. Get ready to say “goodbye” to those crowded buses and “hello” to…well, hopefully, more comfortable seats.
  • Tourists, All Aboard the Scenic Express: If you're flying into Cancun (lucky you!), there are three magical departure times: 9 AM, 12 PM, and 3 PM, with return trips from Playa to Cancun at 10:30 AM, 1:30 PM, and 4:30 PM. Ticket prices are still hush-hush, but hey, imagine those Instagram-worthy jungle views!

A Touch of 'Wild Kingdom' on the Riviera

Now, Playa loves a little excitement, but things took a real “Wild Kingdom” turn recently. Word on the coconut telegraph is that some guy tried to drag a woman right into the jungle near the Bali neighborhood! Talk about taking happy hour up a notch. Thankfully, this valiente mujer's daughter sprang into action like a pint-sized superhero, getting help from a passing police patrol. That would-be jungle kidnapper is chilling in jail now (hopefully with limited access to vines). Remember, folks, keep those eyes peeled even in paradise!

Democracy & Diapers: Playa Does It All

Playa isn't just about beaches and coconuts (although those are a priority). Our fair city's getting in on the action with the “March for Our Democracy” on February 18th. Independent citizens and feisty locals will be taking to the streets to yell about democracy, voting rights, and the importance of…well, a functioning government. If that's your jam, join the crowd!

And just when you thought the quirk-meter couldn't go higher, BAM! It's wedding season down at the Civil Registry! Over 200 couples are saying “Si, quiero” in a massive Valentine's Day celebration. Playa isn't one for subtle romance, that's for sure. Now, where did we leave those rice bags?

Bottom Line, Playa Peeps

The Mayan Train is rolling in, democracy is taking a stroll, and love is most definitely in the air (along with the faint scent of mosquito repellent and sunscreen). It's classic Playa— equal parts adventure, excitement, and a dash of straight-up bizarreness. So, grab your sunhat, tighten your huaraches, and get ready for one heck of a wild ride!