Last week my dear friend Kim was in town! She's currently traveling through Mexico, and ended up spending about a week in Tulum. Having a friend in town was a total treat, we planned out some pretty cool activities and were motivated to stay out past our usual bedtime of 10pm. One thing that I like about Tulum is that it's a bit more snoozy than a lot of the other places we've visited in Mexico. Meaning that the disco is typically not blasting all night long (except the other night it was, and the night before that). But you can find some pretty relaxed places that serve a decent mohito at a very Mexi-chic local, where you don't feel like you're missing too much if you're not into the late night scene.
We decided that the goal of our Saturday was: have many adventures. We totally accomplished our goal, starting out at Sian Ka'an biosphere where we started out by walking through the Mayan ruins of Muyil, then out through the jungle to a boat that would take us over an inlet lake to a 300 year old canal dug by the Mayans where we could float down stream sitting inside our life jacket. Did you know this is a thing? Sitting inside your life jacket. Legs through the armholes. So you're floating down a aqua blue Mayan canal fully upright. We thought it was genius and dubbed it "diap-ing." As in, wearing a life vest as a diaper.
Because floating down an ancient hand-dug Mayan canal is a decent way to spend a Saturday, we figured, why not just keep going with this theme? So after a quick lunch of tacos at a nearby restaurant, we continued on to Dos Ojos cenote. I'd been wanting to check this one out since we arrived in Tulum, and lived up to every expectation. Dos Ojos is part of the Sac Aktun cenote system, and it's truly an incredible site. Words can't really suffice, and it's tough to get the right photo in a cave. So I might need to go back again to commit this to memory. There is a whole beautiful world underground, and we are so fortunate to be here, experiencing it when we can.