Grand Palladium Kantenah Resort and Spa
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... nearby and a better beach, with turtles (and a better restaurant) 15 minutes walk away. Fine when the sun is out but not so great when the wind blows hard, the sky turns grey and the rain comes down in buckets - as it did today but not before Liz did her swim with the turtles.
I saw eight turtles yesterday, eating the weed fro the shallow sandy sea bed, but only one today. We swam together for some time as he swam up to the surface to take air and then down to sea bed ...
... s sustainability, yoga, art scene, and relaxing atmosphere compared to the party vibes in Cancun and Playa del Carmen.
In fact, Tulum is one of the oldest beachside retreats in Mexico, as it was known for being a serene place of worship to Mayan Kings hundreds of years ago. There are actually Mayan ruins on cliffs that overlook the sea.
Our last day, Saturday, was a perfect capstone to time we had spent in Latin America over the last ...
... playing flute increased the tempo and the other 4 guys lent back and holding a rope began to swing down, upside down. This pole had to be 30 meters high and these guys were just holding ropes and as they swung around the pole the rope would unravel and they get closer to the ground, it took a few minutes for them to swing upside down right to the ground, it was incredible to watch. After that we headed to the ruin site, on the way in the road ...
... bubbling up to the surface, it is quite unbelievable how much water comes pouring in. The manatees use these to bath in because they need to get rid of a parasite that grows on them when they are in salt water. And yes, we actually saw about eight manatees. We spent about 20 minutes watching them (not bathing) coming up to the surface for a quick breath and then diving back down again. Such strange ...
... perfectly still. This must be one of the best ways to see sea turtles in their natural environment. Simply rent/bring your snorkels/fins, and enter the sea as you please... We didn't need to swim far before we saw our first sea turtle grazing on the sea grass right beside us, incredible! It was so amazing to see them munching away and then gliding up for some air before returning back to the sea bed. I loved every minute of it and ...