Maya Villa Condo Hotel & Beach Club
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- Minbar in room
- Shuttle bus service
- Laundry facilities (self serve)
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... to protect the natural calcium river we are about to explore. A briefing on what to expect (which isnt even close to what we are about to encounter) and a blessing by a Shaman to ward off any spirits is the start of our adventure.
We aren't allowed to take any pictures but we do have a photographer with us. The group is split in two and we are led into the underground river. Each group is led down a different path and we ...
... crustaceans and coral to see, and it was a real highlight to dive with turtles (tortugas) for the first time.
Day four, we took a bus ride to Tulum, where we wandered around the Mayan ruins, which are impressively, right on the Caribbean coast, walked along the beach and then took a collectivo (taxi bus) back to the comfort and free food and drink of our resort.
And I think I've already pretty much covered ...
... fun little seafood restaurant. When we arrived there were maybe 3-4 other local families enjoying this small piece of sheltered beach with a nice area to snorkel maybe 15-20 feet from shore. Isabella, Lukas and Italia had a blast swimming in the warm waters. Isabella couldn't get enough of all the colorful fish she saw and Lukas enjoyed diving down (from 2-3 feet of water) to the bottom and grabbing rocks ...
... or whether they had countries of regions.
On the evidence of what we saw the Mexican tourist board has done a good job of marketing a site with little restoration. Every road to the site, every path into the ruins are lined with Mexicans, Chinese selling genuine Maya artefacts. It reminded me of a story from the Bible, and I am not very religious, when Jesus turned on the traders who were carrying out their trade in the holy temples of Jerusalem - it is time the same was ...
... have mainly had fruit, pancakes and croissants. My favourite juice is cactus. Simon likes the watermelon. At lunch we have either had paella at the beach grill or we have gone to the buffet - yesterday we had loads of freshly grilled tiger prawns. They were nice. In the evening, we have eaten at the buffet restaurant on one night, the Thai restaurant on another and last night we went to the Mexican restaurant. We ...