Monday 27th July – Wednesday 29th July: Tulum

On our way from Merida to Tulum we stopped off at the Mayan ruins at Coba, famous for the carved stelae depicting events or stories from the Mayan period.

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The ruins are still being excavated, and feel more ‘Indiana Jones’ than some of the other sites we visited, being surrounded and overgrown with jungle:

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Here you are actually allowed to climb the pyramid. It’s one of the tallest in the peninsula at 45 metres:

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As it was a hot day and our driver was waiting, we opted to be taxied back on a bici-taxi:

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On arriving at Tulum town we easily found our pretty boutique hotel:

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Something of a Frida Kahlo theme:

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Walk-out pool access from our private terrace.

One of the main reasons to come to this relaxed ‘resort’ on the Riviera Maya was to visit the seafront ruins:

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A coatimundi in rehab.

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Relaxing with a cold beer on the beach next to the ruins, after a hard morning’s sight-seeing.
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