Lazy days in Tulum and an adventure in the jungle.

The days just go.

I have no idea where the time goes. We haven’t done much the last couple of day, just soaking up the sun, playing in the water and having some much-needed family time.

On Monday we went to the old Mayan ruins and had a walk around. We were told to get there early to beat the tourists. So, we were there as they opened and it was nice and quiet. Stephen took lots of nice pictures. There is a beach there as well but there is so much seaweed at the moment so you can’t really stay there. The seaweed is a real problem for the area.

 On Tuesday, we went to a beach place that is called COCO. It is a beautiful place with sun lounges and a little bar/restaurant. It is the place where people come and have their picture taken for Instagram. And yes, Henry and I had ours taken on the swings in the bar as well 😊

It was a great place, not too many people, close to the water for Henry and Stephen to dig and make swimming pools in the sand. And great lunch! I didn’t expect the food that came out just from looking at the menu.

Yesterday we went on a little adventure. We drove down the road and had a small village in our mind. It was literately through the jungle, with the beach on the left behind the trees and a lagoon on your right behind other trees. We had our Sat Nav so we expected the find it easily. The road was really uneven, bumps and holes everywhere and iguanas running in front of the car every 10 minutes. When the Sat Nav told us we had arrived we didn’t believe it somehow as we were still on the same road in the middle of the jungle.

A little further ahead there were a bridge where you could see both the sea and the lagoon. But after that nothing again. At this point we had driven for about an hour. And it was just one road so it’s not like we could have missed a turn off. We kept driving thinking it must just be around the corner. The Sat Nav told us we were in the middle of the water so that was no help.

After another hour, we found a restaurant/ small hotel so we stopped there and asked. They said that the next village is about another 8km but really not worth going as there is nothing there.

So we stopped there for lunch and had a play on the beach for a few hours. The beach was lovely, just on the edge of the jungle. We had the place to ourselves except for one other family. Henry and Stephen were out playing in huge waves, which crashed over their heads a few times, luckily Henry came up laughing each time. After that we turned the car around and went all the way back, another two hours drive. We picked up a pizza on the way and collapsed on the sofa when we got home. It was not the adventure we expected we would have but an adventure we got!

Today Henry and I have been down by the pool and played with another family that was there and we are going to the beach this afternoon.  I have been trying to buy some nice dreamcatchers but they are either too big for our case or too small.  I think it would be a nice souvenir to take home from here. We are not buying too many things as we have enough suitcases to carry around the world. I will make a separate post what we are carrying with us because a few people have asked. But not today.

why not do a little exercise while you are on holiday? This is a junglegym on the beach.
why not do a little exercise while you are on holiday? This is a junglegym on the beach.
Stephen and Henry has dug a lot of swimming pools on the beach. They are getting deeper and deeper.
Stephen and Henry has dug a lot of swimming pools on the beach. They are getting deeper and deeper.
This is the Instagram spot ! Coco beach.
This is the Instagram spot !
Coco beach.
Lunch in the sun
Lunch in the sun
This is the bridge we found on our adventure. It took us nowhere.
This is the bridge we found on our adventure. It took us nowhere.
The road to .... nowhere
The road to …. nowhere.
Just outside Tulum
Just outside Tulum
We don't just lay In the sun.
We don’t just lay In the sun.

 

Henry wanted to build a snowman, so we compromised and made a sandman.
Henry wanted to build a snowman, so we compromised and made a sandman.
The sun had a lovely ring around itself one day on the beach.
The sun had a lovely ring around itself one day on the beach.
Team Wines
Team Wines

Coco beach
Coco beach
These were some lovely ruins. And I do recomend going first thing in the morning.
These were some lovely ruins. And I do recomend going first thing in the morning.
My lovely family <3
My lovely family <3

It was a bit windy
It was a bit windy
Henry loves climbing trees. Well his legs are too small really but he likes being put on a branch in a tree.
Henry loves climbing trees. Well his legs are too small really but he likes being put on a branch in a tree.
Another tree another opirtunity to climb.
Another tree another opportunity to climb.
Along our adventure drive we found differnet signs, this one is my favourite. Watch out for the jaguars! There were also signs for snakes and iguanas.
Along our adventure drive we found different signs, this one is my favourite. Watch out for the jaguars!
There were also signs for snakes and iguanas.
Henry found a boat in the restaurant that we ended up in. He is pretending to be the girl Moana in Disneys latest movie.
Henry found a boat in the restaurant that we ended up in. He is pretending to be the girl Moana in Disney’s latest movie.
The water here is so blue it hurts your eyes!
The water here is so blue it hurts your eyes!
This is a nice relaxed husband.One of my favourite shots of him.
This is a nice relaxed husband. One of my favourite shots of him.
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