Porto Playa Condo Hotel & Beachclub
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... We had some food there and then got into the water to do a bit of snorkelling. I'd say we swam around for all of 2mins and saw nothing but a few fish and loads of stones. We sat in the sun for a while and the lads worked on their tans. One of the benefits of looking Arabic is that I tan quite easily. It doesn't come as easy to the other two and they're always arguing over whose tan is better. We didn't stay there long so we hopped ...
... collectivo to Akumal and fatigue sets in with Leesh and I both falling asleep. We wake as the driver continually yells out each stop. We get to Akumal beach and the clouds are setting in and the wind is up. Purto and I buy a set of goggles each as apparently it's good snorkelling and turtle watching. We step onto the beach and its packed and choppy. It does not look like good viewing underwater and right we are. You could not see a half metre ...
... br> It was also very obvious that the guides received no training and appeared to make up whatever came into their head mixed with a little fact, and moved the group forward as quickly as possible before sensible questions were raised.
Whilst Chichen-Itza is a remarkable site the Mexican presentation, and the time wasting on commercial matters spoiled the site for me.
It was extremely hot at the site with little shade and so our next stop was a fresh water Cenote, ...
... about 4:30AM. We needed provisions though, so Andrew and I took a walk to find the supermarket which the maid had told me about. Took us a while in there to get what we needed, and being typical blokes we managed to lug home a box of 12 Coronas. Since we were walking this was quite a labour of love I can tell you!
Got to bed at about 2AM UK time so we didn't quite manage to stay awake for 24 hours. Was time for a much needed sleep! Tomorrow - the beach.
... on the beach. Jorge, who is on the public relations desk today, apologises profusely and says we should indeed be able to sit where we were. Telling us to wait for ten minutes or so on the terrace he disappears to sort it... and never returns. While we wait fruitlessly for him the woman from the beach appears and explains "Towel Games". Seems Americans are as notorious as Germans for getting up super early, putting down towels on preferred loungers and then buggering off ...