Hotel Cabanas Luna Maya
Travel Blogs from Tulum
Meg: The night before we left Tulum, we had dinner at a tiny local taquiera and decided to get some drinks at a nearby bar. We noticed when we went in that an old Elton John song was playing, and we were amused to see upon entering the place that they had the video to go with it - Elton was crooning away on a large projection screen above the bar …
The next day we took a bus two hours down the coast to Tulum. Our Hostal was located out of town and opposite the ruins.
We checked in, had our bags sprayed for bed bugs and waited for our bikes to be built. They seemed to have been out together from bits of a number of different bikes and mine was red with cow-horn handle bars.
There was a cycle path that led into town and we braved the midday heat to cycle the mile into town. We stopped at the first restaurant we found ...
... at Playa there is also lots of outdoor activities to do here, from cenote hopping, to kite-surfing, to exploring the worlds only coastal Mayan ruins.
Day 376: Tuesday 29th January 2013
Unlike in Valladolid I was not the least bit bothered about moving on from Playa Del Carmen. Far too crowded and touristy for my liking. I caught a collectivo (Shared minibus taxi thing) an hour down the road to what I ...
... once inside it's all worth it. Despite looking at first glance a bit like an immaculately manicured golf course Tulum, or Zama as the Mayans actually called it, meaning Dawn, is spectacularly located on the cliff's edge overlooking the magical colours of the sea. Comprising a variety of buildings and park areas it was one of the very few Mayan cities still inhabited when the Spanish conquistadors landed in the early 16th Century, being abandoned about 75 years later and ...
... days. Preferably one with an umbrella and deck chair on the sand!
Back at the hostel I rented a towel since my microfibre travel towel is now full of sand and stinks to boot. They get whiffy pretty quickly, especially if not completely dry when you pack them away. I booked an extra night so that I can go snorkel the cenotes (limestone sink holes) tomorrow. I chose the tour company purely because the fat, middle-aged guy that worked there, Alejandro, was funny and ...
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