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Tulum Trip

Written on: Wednesday January 7th, 2009

A journal entry from: Tulum MX

My friend Sandy & I (and her wiener dog, Ruby) stayed just north of Tulum in Tankah Bay in a house right on the beach. We had excellent snorkeling right on our own beach where we saw stingray among other sea creatures, although the snorkeling in Akumal was fantastic too. We went to the Mayan ruins in Tulum and Coba and swam in several Cenotes (fresh water sunken rivers). We were lucky to have the best mexican breakfast place just 2 doors down where Pedro made us Motelenos (yum!). Tulum has the pueblo (main downtown) and the beach community (resorts, hostels, hotels) which is just south of the ruins. Neither offers the privacy that we had up in Tankah, but the beach side had many great places to stay.  Overall it was a spectacular two weeks and I would return in a heartbeat if I was assured that I didn't have to do any driving again. Seriously, the mexicans are a danger to themselves and others when it comes to the highway. Examples: a two way axis road might also be a one-way it's up to you & the guy headed straight for you to really to decide at the time (sortof like a random game of chicken), plus they all want to drive 90 miles an hour- though I'm not sure why they're in such a hurry and you might be barreling down the road in your lane, only to discover at the very last minute that construction is happening and they've decided that your lane is a perfect place to lay all the rocks while they're working. If that weren't enough, rocks themselves could be divider cones (yeah, you read that right).

Driving aside, GO! It's absolutely glorious and relaxing & I suspect a much better choice than tourist-packed Cancun.


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