Holbox Dream Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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... hills rolling into the distance. We spent the rest of the afternoon reading outside our cabin in hammocks, before heading down for the communal dinner, a Guatemalan feast, at the hostel. The next day we did a full day tour to Semuc Champey, which involved a half hour trip there and back packed in the back of a truck. (As adventurous and fun as it was, our backsides were feeling it the next day.) The first section of the tour was just outside Semuc and tested our levels ...
... by jungle and tiny populations, and you'll pass by a famous millenary tree.
Just getting to Chiquila we noticed we were in the middle of nowhere. We took the 20 minute ferry to the island and got to our hotel in a golf kart. That's right. There are no regular automobiles there, only golf karts and bikes. The small town is about 2K in population, and is about 10 km long.
There are various nice hotels, and plenty of hostels like 8 bucks/night. However, ...
... we hired some brakeless and gearless bikes and headed towards some caves you can swim in. All weŽll say is they looked a lot better in the Lonely Planet photos - in reality they were full of bat ****, which isn't nice to swim in.. We are now just waiting for the next bus to Tulum, which is our final Mexican destination and is supposed to be paradise....can't wait! Hasta pronto ...
... on the top of the pyramid was a true lighlight. At noon, we left to bus to Chichen Itza, a more well-known and fully-excavated ruin. Just because it's more touristy, though, didn't mean it wasn't astounding. The main pyramid took my breath away. 365 steps, and like at Coba, around 12-13 stories tall. Although we could not climb it, looking at it was enough. We explored the site and saw all of the different ruins. The Building of 1,000 Columns, ...
... that had 8 stelae. On the way, we passed an interesting oval/beehive-shaped pyramid. Very unusual. The ball courts also seem different from Chichen-Itza -- more narrow, with sloping sides and larger rings. Overheard a guide telling his group that snakes were a symbol of fertility because they enter any hole they can find. The stelae were very worn. We were also growing weary, so we returned to the entrace, visiting the last group of ...