I usually bring about $500 total with me, about 100 in singles, rest in 5, 10s or 20s. I usually don't end up spending that much and sometimes decided to charge a few things on the credit card for trips and stuff, but really all you need is a dollar or two to tip here and there, and that's pretty much it if you stay at the resort.
I never taken a taxi in mexico or gone to any clubs outside the resort so can't comment.
For tours, just book them at the resort and they will have everything taken care of. The zipline track + mud buggy was my favorite outing in Mexico. Chichen Itza is good too if you like to see old stuff. Most tours are about 100 to 150 per person, so if you have cash, just use that. I never used interact there, don't see a reason for it.
Almost all hotels have safes in your room. I never had any issues. Leave a couple bucks for the cleaning lady and your shit should be good. I usually just leave my money in there, or bring it with me in a waterproof pouch. It's small and fits into my swimming shorts and stuff so I never have to worry.
Hope some of that helps.
I am going myself again for the 4th time in December and going to be near playa myself, going to go check out Cozumel island which is right by playa apparently, that would be a cheap outing. Bring your snorkel gear, some places have pretty nice ocean life. Heard snorkeling is big around Cozumel....or at least I think I heard that
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