Hotel Riu Yucatan
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- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Tennis Court
- Continental Breakfast
- Laundry facilities (self serve)
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... eagerly feeding, totally oblivious to the people on the beach.
After wandering around for a long time we stopped at a little cafe on the Cozumel ferry street and had a delicious cup of tea and coffee, a medialuna/croissant and some warm french bread with strawberry jam.
It was wonderful to return to the condo here in Puerto Morelos and we thankfully cooled off in the pool. The other guests here are very nice. This complex only has 19 ...
... etc. the special thing about this beach was that you could go and snorkel just off the shore. Compared to our snorkelling a couple of days ago we weren't expecting much but we still saw 2 turtles and a sting ray and it was only about 100m out to sea so that was pretty cool. We stayed there for a couple of hours before going to our last stop of the day. This place was called something like cenote and was basically a laguna pool but ...
Today seemed like the perfect day to travel too the Cenotes rainforest to explore and too look at the famous big sink hole. Some people make the decision to head to the rainforest by themselves based on prices but i didn't want to take a risk of the dangers that could be associated with not going with a trained tour guide, anything could happen, snake bites or any animal attacks you, drug cartels, a bunch of different things so i decided ...
We were headed for Akumal with Aude today, a short drive south from Playa, to dive and snorkel with turtles. Apparently the name of the place is derived from the Mayan words - Aku 'turtle' and Mal ' the place of'. The foreshore is a feeding ground for the turtles and the nearby reef is used as a resting station after feeding - we were guaranteed to see a turtle.
Maria snorkeled from the beach but due ...
... and Caroline from Ireland who we nicknamed Queen and Princess, Jacinta, Jamie, Daniel, Kristy and Torkel from Australia, Joe, Vikki and Dai from England. Victor took us to the Tulum ruins, which are built right next to the beach. We went and swam in the 'grand' senote where we got to see baby turtles. Becky rescued a turtle who was stuck in root. We then went for lunch at a restaurant over looking a beautiful white beach. We left Mexico very early the next morning to start our ...