Acanto Boutique Hotel
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The past cruise week was very eventful and we had some great offshore experiences. Cave tubing in Belize was one and the other was a fantastic day visiting the Mayan temples & ruins of Chacchoben from Costa Maya. We had a lovely knowledgeable young girl as our guide who is of Mayan decent. It was awesome especially as we had no idea just how big an area we were going to visit, & ...
... lost interest in me when it became clear that I wasn't there to spend thousands! Megan and I thought we got the 'witch' to take us around!
We had to wait too long for the van to reappear out front as we watched a torrential downpour that went as fast as it came. When the van never appeared it was arranged for our group ...
... was set for around 15 people, but there was no one else there. Of course, everyone is on Mexican time, meaning that 45 minutes later everyone else started to drop in, much to the relief of the birthday boy. It's strange that a culture can care so little about punctuality yet people of course still worry if others are not on time. To me, and most Europeans I guess, it's nice to let others know if you're late. Anyway, ...
... I imagine it will be like this all the way to Cancun, the tourist capital of this province.
Although we are now true "tourists", rather than strange adventurers, we still have a couple of Mayan sites to visit.
Day 1 - Chichen-Itza which is now being claimed as one of the new 7 wonders of the world, lies some 120km SW of Playa, so we signed up for the trip. This site is supposed to rival Tikal in scale and importance and apparently came to prominence from AD 1,000 to ...
... 8217;s this opaque pool of water underneath a rocky overhang. They’ve built a nice poolside setup out of the natural rock so we have a ladder to climb down into the water. Marco briefs us and it does little to help the small anxiety I have. It went something like.
‘Ok now this will be new to you, and it’s normal to feel anxiety. You’ll be going into dark water, so here is a flashlight..’ (he hands us a flashlight) ‘Now there’s ...