Jen's confession: I cheated on my first love, Aruba. Since our next trip to Aruba isn't until December and I have several friends who go to Mexico and rant and rave about it so we decided to visit Playa del Carmen. We stayed in a condo oceanfront and the view was nice but the beach was dirty and the water had sandbars so there was no real swimming. We couldn't step out into the street without hawkers bombarding us. It was hot and extremely humid. We absolutely hated it. Every day my husband and I would say, "well Aruba is different because..." or "we like Aruba because..." or "They should do it like they do in Aruba...". So after 10 nights of misery we decided that we love Aruba for many reasons and that even though the prices aren't cheap we aren't willing to trade it for anything else. Only 186 more days until paradise.