In Tulum, Mexico.

Xcaret and lounging around Tulum.

The entry to the adventurepark.
The entry to the adventure park.

We left Bahia Principe yesterday morning and stopped in an adventure park called Xcaret on the way to Tulum.  We were told that Xcaret would be a whole day thing but tourist as we are we thought we could just spend a few hours there. It was amazing.

They had a butterfly enclosure, an aviary for loads of birds, an enclosure for a jaguar and a puma that we didn’t see but we did hear them. There was a play area with climbing things for kids that Stephen and Henry went to but got told off because Henry was too young and Stephen too old to go on, lots of cafés and restaurants. Also swimming pools full of huge turtles, stingrays, sharks and dolphins. The turtles were over one meter long and wide and they were mesmerizing. They had a beach area, a swimming pool play area and they biggest attraction was the underground rivers. It is caves that goes mainly underground that you can swim in and the one we did was about 650m long. So, we put on some life vests and flippers and swam all around them, it was freezing and dark but pretty impressive!

We didn’t finish until 3pm because it was huge. I had told the landlord that we would be ready to pick the keys up in our new Airbnb place at 2pm, he didn’t believe we would make it and he was right. We got to our new apartment at 4.30 and we were exhausted. We walked over 20000 steps and swam for nearly an hour, great workout!

They had so many beautiful birds there. Here are some flamingos.
They had so many beautiful birds there. Here are some flamingos.
Henry and Stephen walking through all the caves to find were the jaguars are
Henry and Stephen walking through the caves to find the jaguars.
We took boat ride around one of the rivers.
We took a boat ride around one of the rivers.
Trying the get a nice picture with Henry in front of the waterfall but it is a no go!
Trying to get a nice picture with Henry in front of the waterfall but it is a no go!
The Pelicans are huge! they will bite you if you get too close.
The Pelicans were huge! they will bite you if you get too close.
Halfway through and we have sore feet and so so warm!
Halfway through and we had sore feet and were so so warm!
Walking over a wobbly bridge with a boy on your shoulders is not something I recommend.
Walking over a wobbly bridge with a boy on your shoulders is not something I recommend.
They had so many birds there that I have never seen before.
They had so many birds there that I have never seen before.
These turtles are beautiful. Over one meter long and wider. I have never seen anything like it.
These turtles are beautiful. Over one meter long and wide. I have never seen anything like it.
Henry is walking around the ruins. It makes you wonder if they were very short at that time or why would they have doors that are so small
Henry is walking around the ruins. It makes you wonder if they were very short at that time or why would they have doors that are so small?
It was really peacefully to float on the river until two parrots came flying over our heads screeching away.
It was really peacefully to float on the river until two parrots came flying over our heads screeching away.
This is us under ground. Swimming in and out of caves.
This is us under ground. Swimming in and out of caves.

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It was dark and cold but very impressive.
It was dark and cold but very impressive.
I would say that Henry was probably too young for it . I think that maybe age 5 and up is the best
I would say that Henry was probably too young for it . I think that maybe age 5 and up is the best.

The new apartment is in Tulum and so far, I really like it. We went for a swim this morning in our pool and then took the car to the beach this afternoon. We didn’t actually make it to the beach because of all the fun shops and café’s we found along the way.

It was really busy so tomorrow we are planning on getting there early to get a good spot on the beach and then leave just after lunch.

For me so far this is the typical view of Tulum.
For me so far this is the typical view of Tulum.
We stopped at a coffe shop on the beach and some of the seats were swings and hammocks.
We stopped at a coffee shop on the beach and some of the seats were swings and hammocks.
It was sugarfree, wheat free, eggfree, dairyfree well basecly free of everything "bad" I loved it, Stephen and Henry weren't too sure.
It was sugar free, wheat free, egg free, dairy free well basely free of everything “bad”. I loved it, Stephen and Henry weren’t too sure.

MW- Maria Wines ;)
MW- Maria Wines 😉

 

 

 

 

 

 

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