Step 1. Leave Tulum head­ing south. Stay on the coastal road.

Step 2. Dri­ve to end of road.

Step 3. Once in town, dri­ve to end of road.

Step 4. Stay in beach cabana on prac­ti­cal­ly pri­vate beach.

Require­ments: faith that the town real­ly exists at the end of the road and bug repel­lent. Snorkel gear wouldn’t hurt either.

Sure, sure they offer day tours down to this town with­in the Sian-Ka’an Biore­serve, but that is not suf­fi­cient. I sup­pose the boat tours are great, but this was such a relax­ing and beau­ti­ful place to be that tak­ing one wasn’t even nec­es­sary. We took a walk out to the black lagoon, and near­ly stayed there an extra day. As it turns out we kept find­ing inter­est­ing spots and sights, but I think I would have also been hap­py here for a few days. At night I think there were 2 oth­er tourists in town — had to be the case we only saw two oth­er for­eign­ers at the one place open for din­ner. Plen­ty of ex-pats, but where can’t you find some wild grin­gos down there trans­plant­ed for the immense beau­ty of the region?

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Blue heron road­side attrac­tion on the way down. The dri­ve was part of the fun.

Too great of a heron to not show anoth­er shot.

Local build­ing inspec­tor #23

dou­ble-crest­ed cor­morants

said won­der­ful beach­side cabana

local crab action

vis­it­ing tourist action

The watch­tow­ers have not fared so well over time through hur­ri­cane sea­son.

Crazy striped igua­nas

This brown pel­i­can was fish­ing on our way back. Anoth­er great road­side attrac­tion on our way back.

Incom­ing!!!

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Time to hang out for the after­noon.

Watch­ing the tours look­ing for some­thing.