Trip to Mexico, Part Five: Tulum -
After a few days of seeing things, it was time to get into the (mostly)
relaxing part of the trip, Tulum and then Playa del Carmen.
Tulum was just as amazing as you've heard it is. Gorgeous water,
nice people, a real beach hippy vibe without being too irritating.
I decided to bring Chelsea with me on this part of the trip.
As you can tell, we spent a lot of time on the beach while we were
Sunset on the rockier end of the coast, which reminded me a ton of
Took a short drive south to see the small ruins of Muyil. The
style of these pyramids are similar to those in Tikal in Guatamala
hope to see in person very soon).
Outside of a couple of structures, most here was just piles of debris
A short distance through the woods was the other building in decent
shape, the temple.
The way the trees were grown into the structures here reminded me a lot
of the strangle figs at Angkor Wat in Cambodia.
That same day, on the recomendation of the owner of our hotel, we
checked out Grand Cenote just a couple of miles north of
are cenotes everywhere but with this one being partly open, it seemed
The water just didn't seem like real life.
They had a ton of chickens and even some peacocks hanging out
there...kinda ugly birds if you look past the glorious color.
They also had an albino one! No idea how rare these are but it
was pretty cool.
On our way out of town, we finally visited the iconic Tulum ruins that
are right there in town. We waited until too late in the day and
overrun with morons, but despite them it was still badass seeing these
old buildings right on the edge of the most beautiful water you've
The beach below the ruins.
Iguana! This was by far the tamest one we saw, you could walk
right up just a foot or two from him and he wasn't budging.
Closer view of the main portion of the castle.
One of the iconic views of Tulum.
The total castillo structure with all of it's outbuildings.
Let's look at that ocean just one more time before we head to Playa del
Carmen and some fancy resort livin'...
shots via instagram...
Our hotel in Tulum - Teetotum
- complete with lazy cat sprawled in the floor. Great
The hotel owner's dog, Dali. Super sweet and playful and
That same lazy fat cat, now on a couch.
The other hotel cat, this one wasn't friendly and liked to sleep in the
The beach. Obviously.
Chelsea, bathing beauty and all that.
One day we were joined by this awesome golden Luna as our lunch
date. The tag said
"do not feed" and I may or may not have followed that because LOOK AT
THAT FACE OF
COURSE YOU CAN HAVE A TORTILLA CHIP!
Beach hair and fancy drinks.