The Royal Haciendas
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- Shuttle bus service
- Tennis Court
- Minbar in room
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
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... partner with Tulum. Again we were blessed with a beautiful day. The sun was in the process of taking its position of power in the sky and it was escorted by white clouds swimming in a deep blue sky. The temperature was in the 70's and all was ready for a beautiful day to visit the mainland and then to the City of the Dawn.
Just a short walk down the pier to an adjacent pier, was a large boat that would shuttle us from the island of Cozumel to the mainland in ...
... from the highway to the site entrance, passing touts, merchants, acrobats, even a woman with a poor baby lion charging for photos. We lined up in a very long line for tickets and entered the site.
The ruins were nice and all, but here's the thing: We have somewhat overdosed on ruins this trip, and we really just wanted to find the beach, stretch out, and have a swim in an -- admittedly -- spectacular and unique setting. We simply had no ...
... of sharks. I know it's stupid but there it is! We swam around some more and I started getting goosebumps all over. I had gotten used to the water but the temperature seemed to change the farther in we went. Bryce was loving the water. After we were finished in the cenote we got out and took more pictures. Its just amazing in there. The ambience from the few lights scattered around and the limestone all around you. It's just a sight to see.
We headed back up to ...
... our way down to 30m and suddenly the wreck appeared infront of us, stunning!! We started going round the lower deck of the wreck and then went inside and slowly made our way round and up. Went through narrow doors and windows, so exciting! But my feet accidentally brushed against something prickly ouch! Ignored it and just kept going! Before we knew it, it was time to go back up again damn! Bit of surface interval time and a further ...
Playa del Carmen was a small little fishing village 20 years ago, and at one stage was the fastest growing city in the world. It is still a smallish city (pupulation 150 000), but still expanding due to a massive tourist trade. Situated right in the middle of the fabulous Maya Riviera, more or less half way between Cancun and Tulum, it is not as glitzy and commercial at Cancun, and not as bohemian and laid back at Tulum. I was told, and it seems to be the case, ...