When I went to Tulum, Mexico, I just knew that my friends and I had to go! Located on the Yucatan Peninsula, Tulum is one of the best preserved Mayan sites along the coast of Mexico. The site was only a couple minutes away from our hotel, but we wanted to make a day of it, so we booked a day trip with Go Natural Explorers.
The trip we went on with Go Natural Explorers was called Tulum Akumal Snorkelling & Cenote which covered not only the Tulum Ruins but also snorkeling in the Akumal and swimming in an underground Cenote. Going to the Tulum ruins, I knew that it would be gorgeous because of the backdrop being the Caribbean, but once I saw it, it exceeded my expectations.
We had a guided tour of the ruins that lasted approximately 45 minutes, and after that, we had the chance to explore the ruins for ourselves for about an hour and a half. Once we had made our way back to the car, it took us to snorkeling in the Akumal. While snorkeling we had a chance to see a variety of fish as well as many turtles. Snorkeling lasted around an hour; then we headed to our final destination of the cenote. Before we swam at the cenote, a traditional Mexican lunch was provided to us in the middle of a wildlife sanctuary. The cenote was a nice change of pace after the heat of the day. I had never been in an underground cenote or a cenote in general, so being able to swim was an enjoyable experience.
What To Bring: As we were there in July, it was sweltering! To prevent any sunburn, I wore a long sleeve breezy top paired with Lululemon shorts. As this was a full day out, I wore a swimsuit underneath my outfit as we were going swimming, but I also had a bag with sunscreen, a towel, an extra phone battery, and flipflops.
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