La Palapa Ethno Boutique Hotel by Xperience Hotels
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... over turned and we ended up have the most relaxing week ever.
The highlight however had to be swimming with the Whalesharks (thank you ESA). This is still to this date the most amazing thing I have done on this trip (and we are in Bolivia now). Because we arrived just at the end of the season, we ended up being the only boat to go out the day we went out and were warned we might not see many if any whalesharks. It took about an hour to get out to where ...
... moved fast and even though it was a minute maximum it was really exciting.
But it did not stop we carried on getting in line with the other boats for everyone to have their go and then we motored off to find another Whale Shark. After a while our luck was in and we were beside an even larger Whale Shark with only four other boats. We were back in the water again – in fact three more times which was fabulous as ...
... 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 ...
... Temple were other highlights. Dude, this ruin was way rad. Tulum, Coba, and Chichen Itza were all very cool in totally different ways--beach, jungle, and purely excavated in a more grandiose Toltec style. At 8p, we watched the light-show, in Spanish, which was not as tacky as I'd thought it'd be. It was actually kinda trippy seeing the pyramid and other buildings lit up in a tasteful red, yellow, and blue, close to the colors they used to be largely painted. ...
... 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 ...