We jumped off the bus in Tulum from Playa del Carmen and after a bite to eat we headed straight to the nearest bike rental place and got a pushy each for 60 mexican pesos per person per day (about $5 aussie for those playing at home).
Tulum, like all of the Yucatan we saw is super flat, and with the assistance of some bike pathways, the bikes were a great way to get around for the few days we were there.
We headed off down towards the beach and our acommodation. We dropped off our gear and went for a little explore before having a relaxing arvo catching up on a little homework.
The next morning we got up early and cycled back through town to the Gran Cenote. We got here nice and early and only had to contend with a handful of scuba divers to enjoy the turtles, bats and fish in this awesome little spot.
The last few months on the Yucatan have seen fairly regular waves of seaweed and some kind of algae getting washed into the beaches. We had one amazing blue day of swimming when we came to Tulum as part of a day trip to Chichen Itza a few days before, but unfortunately for the time we were staying in Tulum we had to contend with the seaweed.
That afternoon we went for a spin along the beach and found a relatively weed free spot to swim and enjoy.
The last morning we got up early and rode to the Tulum ruins. Whilst quite a small site with no huge structures, we nonetheless loved the setting of the ancient city overlooking the sea here, and enjoyed it much more than the zoo that is Chichen Itza. Will let pictures do the talking for this one, but we both suggest going early (the site opens at 8am) and taking plenty of mosquito repellent and even your swimming gear to really enjoy this site.
After this it was back to the hotel to pick up our gear and back on the bikes to town for a bus to back to Cancun and a ferry to our next stop, Isla Mujeres.
G'day I'm Bec
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