17.01.2017 - 18.01.2017
With sore bottoms from yesterday's enormous bike ride we decided to give cycling ago another day to the ruins. We got a collectivo to Akumel beach where touts attempted to get us to have a snorkel tour and life jacket with them. We knew we did not need them so we went on in to the water to snorkel and find some turtles however as soon as we crossed a rope barrier in the Sea a local chap on a kayak told us we needed life jackets I said what a 18 year old first year law student says to a Policeman, IS IT THE LAW? To which he replied YES. I didn't really have anything else left in the bank so I swam off with my tail between my legs licking my wounds. I think he felt sorry for me and he told me 200ms down the beach we could snorkel without life jackets and still plenty of turtles.I was very grateful. 5 minutes later we were in the water snorkelling along when we saw a huge turtle OMG absolutely amazing, the water was fairly clear and we watched them for quite some time. In all we saw 2 turtles and 2 Ray's. Very happy with that experience and Mel got some brilliant photos on our waterproof camera.
In the afternoon we caught another collectivo to Dos ojos (two eyes) CENOTES. Not realising it was a park with a dozen CENOTES it was a little more expensive than we anticipated and we just assumed they would be easy to reach on foot. After a 2.5km trek down a vey hot , sweaty and dirty track we arrived at the two CENOTES. Wow they were worth it swimming pool clear water, and refreshingly cold. Under water you could see caves and caverns deep under the rocks. Pretty scary as it was all dark. Others were diving into them
Up early and repeated the route to the ruins on cycles to visits the ruins this time arriving at 9.30am much better hardly any queues. The ruins them self were on a much smaller scale and not as well preserved as some of the others, But it was pretty cool to see the views of the ruins on the epic coastline. After 1.5 hours we came out and rode straight to the beach. We sunbathed for hours people watching and bodysurfing in the large waves.
2 awesome days!!!