Akumal and TulumJune 16, 2015 in Mexico
Today we head out for a day trip to Akumal and Tulum.
Akumal is a bay about 30mins south of PDC, famous for its turtles. We head down expecting to do a little snorkeling with the turtles only to arrive and discover hundreds of other tourists with the same idea. There are tour guides, things for rent, things for sale everywhere. We are told we're not allowed in the turtle area without snorkeling gear and life jackets. We venture out in our $1 Wal-Mart goggles anyway and are surrounded by groups of over 10 tourists trying to get a glimpse of 1 turtle. Shame that tourism has kinda ruined the natural beauty of a place a bit.
Onwards to Tulum to visit some Mayan ruins. Not usually that excited about sightseeing of ruins but these are actually really good- the site is set right on the coast and the grounds are very lush and green. Lots of iguanas wandering around too!
Back to PDC for more cocktails and GOT :-)Read more