I like Tulum. It’s very small and cozy. You can decide if you want to stay close to the beach or in center of the town. We lived by the beach. It was nice, bathing, snorkeling, going out on boat tours… but it’s expensive around here though. As said, we got our cabaña for 400 pesos, but since we didn’t have internet we went to another hotel that had a restaurant with internet to have some dinner. We ordered 2 pizzas, 2 beverages and shared a desert, it costed over 600 pesos. By far the most expensive meal we ever had!! But we sat there for a couple of hours too uploading pics and stuff haha.
Next day we went in to the center to eat dinner and to say good-bye to Miel, who is going to Guatemala and then all the way back to DF to catch his flight in the end of march. He is staying at the Weary Travelers hostel, good vibe there with nice people, much better then Lobo Inn where we stayed the first night, haha. I feel so sorry for those who don’t speak spanish or english, or both. They just can’t communicate! Haha.
At night we went out dancing in a bar quite close where a reggae band was playing, very good. First time we are going out since… can’t remember, Holbox I think! Haha.
The day after we went into town again to hire some snorkel equipment, yes we got hooked :) We took a taxi to the Gran Cenote. The entrance fee there is 100 pesos. By the way, you can hire snorkeling gear here for 70 pesos… we rent it for 100 pesos in town, so we would have saved some money there if we would have known, but we used our gear at the beach later too just to get some value of our money! Haha.
Anyhow, the Gran Cenote, at first, we thought, “what? Is this supposed to be the big cenote?”… it doesn’t look so much on the outside, but once inside with the snorkeling gear, wow, such another world!!!! It sort of creeps you out sometimes, because your are at the surface and you only see a wall, but when you look down, it’s a cave. You can only see as far as the light let’s you, but I’m sure there is a lot to discover down there! Very cool. We stayed for 3 hours or something I think, we went down for a while to discover a part, got cold, got up, had some sandwiches and water, got warm in the sun, went down again… yeah, like 3 or 4 times. Nice day! Oh, at this cenote, I ran into Louie from hostalito in Cozumel! His parents from UK were here to visit him. He is scuba instructor and living in Cozumel. The world is little!!
Gallery from the snorkeling in Gran Cenote:
At night we went back to leave our gear (before 22 pm) and we asked for a cheap place to eat dinner, and they told us about a place just besides the Weary Traveler hostel, that has orange walls. Their logo is like a kebab (the meat on the grill thing). We got there and wow, so happy to find cheap local food again!! It felt like we were back in chiapas : ) Haha. So good to just order whatever you want, instead of always looking after what’s the cheapest on the menu. We ate until we couldn’t eat anymore and the price was 113 pesos for both of us. :) You see the prices behind me at this picture.