Limestone and empty beer bottles. Two founding pillars holding this area of Quintana Roo, Mexico up. The problem is, how do you use those to their fullest extent possible? Simple, you put a hole in them and fill them with sweet, clear liquids.
Mexico has beer varieties in spades so that’s not a problem if you’re looking for a nice cerveza to cool off with. The problem is, what good is solid limestone?
Luckily, mother nature has been kind to this area and over the years the limestone has disintegrated and left sparkling clean and clear pools and underwater caves to explore.
With some new friends along for the ride, we had the pleasure of checking out Cenote Dos Oyos just outside of beautiful Akumal, Mexico. Come along with us as we explore this awesome cenote phenomenon.
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The Mayan Riviera has a reputation for being expensive and touristy.
There’s some truth to this, but it’s possible to check out some of the best sites in the area for not much more than the cost of decent latte.
The little beach town of Akumal wins big points for delivering one of the coolest attractions in the area for almost nothing: snorkeling with endangered green sea turtles.
Continue reading The DIY Guide to Snorkeling with Endangered Sea Turtles in Akumal Mexico
Hey everyone, I apologize for the ridiculously long previous post and promise this one will be smaller. I do realize that most of you have lives of some sort and listening to me blab on and on and about blabbing on and on is probably a waste of your time and …. Well, you get my point.
So yesterday we finally got to check out the beach at Akumal. Though the weather the past few days hasn’t been the warmest (okay, so plus 26 is definitely better than -26 and with the humidity it still feels like 32 however), the wind has been pretty calm lately. We heard that Akumal has a nice reef just offshore and that it broke the waves up but we still didn’t want to risk going out all the way there and not getting a chance to snorkel.
To our shame, we’ve been here over a month and the only time we’ve strapped the mask and snorkel on was in the pool as we were teaching Cole how to do it. I could hardly stand to look at myself anymore, the shame of not having snorkeled was too great. Fine, it wasn’t too great but I did feel we owed it ourselves to get out and see what the underwater world had to offer. I also suppose that I should have done a bit of snorkeling in Cozumel instead of bitching about the taxi mafia but I’m not even sure we brought our snorkeling equipment that day…
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After looking at the date this morning, I realize I’m a little behind with this post. Trust me, I have a good reason. For the past few days we’ve had the opportunity to spend time with our Winnipeg friends Dave and Vanessa and their lovely little daughter Isabel. They decided they needed a getaway vacation and as luck would have it, they chose our little corner of the globe.
They were staying at a nice little all inclusive hotel named Gran Bahia Principe. When I say little, I mean only in comparison to a city. The place is huge! It’s actually several hotels all strung together. They named each of the larger hotels after the local towns so there’s the Akumal, Tulum and Coba hotels…
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