Just a quick up-date on Playa Del Carmen. There is a ferry dock
in Playa, however it is not usable for non commercial
boats,. if you head
a bit further south to Adventuras there is a great Marina there called Marina Adventuras, it is a large complex with many side slips available. Be aware that the cost is a little large but there are willing to negotiate for sailors. I stayed a few weeks there waiting a weather
window to head
further south. The marina is quit protected but DO NOT attempt to go in at night as the channel going in is poorly lit and the current
is swift and strong, not to mention there is another channel further south that takes you into an Island.
The marina has a few grocery stores, atm, car rental and dining. There is not showers as advertised but there is one of the most reasonable laundry
services I have used.
I dropped a hook in the small bay for the night and went in in the morning after watching the dive boats come in and out.