Right after arriving at Cancun Airport we took a bus to Playa del Carmen and from there to Tulum where we had booked a nice Airbnb for the next nine nights. It felt great to have a fixed place for a while again, especially as this place wasn’t expensive at all but was equipped with AC, two bikes, a pool, hammocks and a veranda where we could work in the shade.
We needed this break to catch up on so many things. We had to plan the next part of our trip, the trips we had already done had to be processed on our website and so many pictures, blog articles and videos were waiting. And we also wanted to feel home again for at least a bit and to feel the urge to continue our trip.
But we also explored Tulum and its surrounding. As we quickly learned Mexico and many other countries at the Caribbean Sea had a seaweed problem. There was so much of it that at some beaches it formed walls. And even at the beaches where the hard-working staff was removing it, was still so much in the water and turned it into a brownish, stinky broth.
We sorely accepted the fact that we would not enjoy the beauty of those normally perfect white sandy beaches including its turquoise water. But instead we decided to explore some of those open caves filled with ground water called cenotes. We dived with red-eared slider turtles at the Grand Cenote, jumped through the holes of the scull shaped Cenote Calavera and explored the caves of Dos Ojos.
And we also explored the Maja ruins of Tulum with all its temples and lizards and we were the first to climb up the Nohoch Mul in Cobà in the morning, the tallest pyramid of Yucatán. We also enjoyed the amazing food Tulum has to offer and some of the healthy spirit of the jungle road.