Vista del Mar Hotel
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I've been (Liz talkng here) meaning to say something about colour. Mexico is full of vibrant colours, not the subdued and pastel shades found in the northern hempishere, but shocking pinks, reds, yellows that shimmer in the sun. Flowers, clothes and even buildings are painted in shocking pinks, orange, bright blue and yellow. Churches are decorated …
... to drive to Akumal on the coast, luckily Darren has honed his skills to driving on the wrong side of the road and it was an easy drive on good roads and through lots of little villages.
We are staying at a beautiful apartment right on the beach. Akumal is so lovely, its a small fishing village that has built some low rise holiday rentals but not too many so its not crowded here at all. We have spent the last 5 days swimming in the ocean with big sea turtles, which hang around here ...
... up there/went to school there etc" Me: "you're not a barker kid are you?" Them: "sure am..." So we spent the day with an old barker boy about 7 years older than us and on his honeymoon. In a beaten up 4WD we headed the 20 mins to the casa/manatee cenote that was connected via tunnels to the ocean so was saltish water, warmer and had more fish life than the others. It just looked like a bright blue little creek but we stepped off a little edge straight down into the ...
... pretty big. The rain was on and off all afternoon, we ended up sitting there all afternoon drinking beers, after about 10 beers we met a couple of local guys that wanted to party with us. So for the rest of the night we hung out with George and Elvis (Bobbie gave Elvis that name, we are still not sure what his name was). They took us to a few other bars in the area most of which were cheaper local bars where no tourists ...
... draw is having them smack on the Caribbean coast. It just looks fantastic with the turquoise blue waters and palm trees as a backdrop.
After exploring the ruins I headed down to the beach again for a few hours until the bus back to the weary traveller. I had really enjoyed Tulum, there were alot of long term travellers trapped here however and as nice as they all seemed I was determined not to become one of them.