Cancun Bay Resort
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... gently. In the next few tanks were more, bigger, turtles, of varying kinds. We weren't sure why they were there as it looked small and boring for them. Around the outside were various lobsters, seahorses, lionfish, stingrays and an octopus in small aquariums. There was also an open tank where a man from the turtle farm was encouraging interaction with starfish, small rays and horseshoe crabs. Horseshoe crabs look docile but were terrifying to see from ...
... and with some pretty impressive murals.
There's a park just up the block where the locals seem to congregate with food stalls and music. Makes for quite a pleasant evening though I get the impression they very much follow the Spanish culture and start late.
So a pretty gentle start which is what you want after a 10 hour flight.
The guacamole they described as mild is pretty spicy, think I'll skip the ...
Unsurprisingly with such a late rise yesterday morning it took a long long time for me to drop off. The downside of my alcove showed itself too - no fan, so I just stewed in my own juices. Previously I've typically been drunk enough just to pass out and not notice. Hay ho. I was up and out early enough, and in my next hostel in Cancun by about 11am. Checked in I wandered 20minutes or so down the main drag to a big mall. Here I picked up a pair of headphones. They ...
... that I am and trying to budget accordingly I left it to Mel and Nick to jump in, it was pretty cool they got a deal to swim with Dolphins, hug a Sealion and best of all, feed a Manatee!! I'd never seen one before but they are massive and float around like an underwater version of what I expect snuffleupakiss to be like in real life.
Onward to Tulum, the town was quite nice but once again the beach area was built up with resorts. In Tulum however, there is the ruins ...
... of seaweed all over the coast which made the beach look sort of dirty. Secondly, all the big hotels stand right on the beach which takes out the “relax” vibe that a nice beach is supposed to have (at least in my mind). Itīs a wonderful beach anyways but in my opinion the best beaches so far are in the Philippines.
After wandering around for a while I also wanted to see if there was any cheap accommodation in the Zona Hotelera but there was none. ...