Yucatan Peninsula – Day 7 – Cenotes

Woulda, shoulda, coulda. Along with everything else, the Yucatan peninsula is also known for its cenotes, or sort of sinkhole caves, resulting from the limestone geology. There are too many to visit, but we had a hard time picking even one to visit. We were driving by them in the middle of our trip and […]

Yucatan Peninsula – Day 6 – Isla Holbox

We were done early after our birding tour in Rio Lagartos, and so we headed for our second relaxing day on the beach on Isla Holbox. It is a quick ferry ride from Chiquila to the island, and then we walked down the sand streets to the beach and found a hotel. This was our […]

Yucatan Peninsula – Day 3 – Cobá

After really relaxing into the vacation in Punta Allen, we headed inland for the Mayan ruins portion of the vacation. Our first stop was Cobá, where the site has not been cleared of jungle around the ruins and you can climb to the top of the tallest pyramid (in the whole Yucatan). The town of […]

Yucatan Peninsula – Day 2 – Punta Allen

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 […]

Yucatan Peninsula – Day 1 – Tulum

My guy and I spent a week in Quintana Roo and the Yucatan and successfully achieved my goal of not spending a single minute in the city of Cancun. The airport is conveniently located well outside the city. Instead, we did a wonderful tour which included a mix of beaches, birds, and ruins. Being low-season, […]

Scary amounts of work

After vacation there is always some blowback, with about the same level of scariness as the wilds of Cobá… No, really, there is a lot of work to be done. Crazy how it just sneaks up on you. Now to go barefoot through my dark, dark house. (shivers)