Cenote Zaci

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  • Day11

    Oaxaca and around

    May 11, 2018 in Mexico ⋅

    Write, rewrite, delete, write again. Time is short my friends. Mexico rocks, love it. Oaxaca rocked too. Nice to be back for me and Gi, get first time here, loved it too. Well known for its textiles, pottery, natural beauty, beaches, colonial cities and towns, and more recently Mezcal, Oaxaca could easily be a vacation on its own.

    As part of my 15 day Mexico primer for Gi, I managed to include all of the above into our trip save the beach because we would be at a beautiful beach in the Yucatan later on.

    The city of Oaxaca was quite lovely and to experience the rest of what we came to Oaxaca for, and being tight on time, we splurged on a driver to get us to the amazing Hierve el Agua (the water is boiling), a mom and pop textile workshop in Teotitlán, Mezcal distillery, cute little colonial town of Mitla, and finally the world's biggest and oldest tree, El Árbol del Tule in Santa María del Tule.

    Enjoy the pics!
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  • Day151


    July 16, 2018 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Valladolid m'a servit de point de chute pour Las Coloradas et Chichen Itza. En soit la ville n'a pas grand chose à offrir. L'église est assez imposante, tout comme le parc principal. On y trouve aussi beaucoup de coccinelles, ce qui est un gros plus pour moi.
    Avant de quitter la ville, je passe quand même par la cenote qui se trouve en plein milieu de la ville. Par cette chaleur caniculaire, une petite baignade fait du bien. D'autant que le décor est fait rêver. La cenote est à demi ouvert. Du plafond descendent les stalactites. La partie ensoleillé est couverte de végétation. Les poissons nous entourent.Read more

  • Day3

    05-27 Valladolid and Cenote Zaci

    May 27, 2018 in Mexico ⋅

    Picked up rental car just up from Royal Cancun and left for Valladolid via Hwy 180D (which turned out to be toll road that cost $305 MX). Plus till road skips all towns, so no chance for lunch until we arrived Casa Margarita about 1pm. Decided to go straight to Cenote Zaci which was only about 2 blocks away. Since we bought lunch at restaurant (part of cenote grounds) we got free entry to cenote. It was really hot, so jumping in cenote felt great. It was kind of murky with black catfish swimming around, but felt great. Jumped off rocks and swam around. Sara didn't like the fish and leaves. Got out threw our clothes back on and walked around town. Very hot and hardly any people out. Walked to town square and old catholic church then up Friars Road and checked old monastery. Walked back to town square and finally things started picking up. When we got back to square lots more vendors and people. Had beers in restaurant right next to square and watched people. Walked back to hotel about 6pm, showered and then walked back to square (the hotel was only 2 blocks from square too). Found restaurant with TV so Sam could watch NBA final playoff game for Cleveland.Read more

  • Day4

    05-28 Chichen Itza and cenotes

    May 28, 2018 in Mexico ⋅ 🌧 75 °F

    Brkfst at the hotel (incl) and then on the road to Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza via hwy 180 by 8:45am. Arrived at ruins about 10ish, parked and hired one of many guides available right at entrance for 2 hour tour. He said he was mayan and gave great tour to all significant ruins. Location and ruins very spread out, very busy, tons of vendors everywhere, and very hot and humid. Ruins were so cool, but the sun and humidity was rough. Saw mainly temples, then ball court, then stone homes and common people mud homes. Finished about noon and went inside restaurant to cool off and then stayed for lunch. Very good food and cooling smoothies!
    Drive to 2 cenotes by Dzitnup - Samula and X'Kenken. You can pay 1 price ($125 mxp) fir entry to both cenotes. You have to walk thru lots of vendors to get the pools. Samula has big island in the middle if underground pool, and X'Kenken has huge stalagmites hanging down from roof (lots of cave like formations). Both were really cool and refreshing, but kind of dark and dank smelling with the black catfish swimming around. Kind of un-nerving. They all have ropes strung across water so you can rest ftom swimming. Then back to hotel, showered, rested, then back out to city square for dinner. Still lots of people out, and music on speakers. There were signs saying it was Valladolid's 475 anniversary.
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