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Jodes and Nick’s Travel Diary

Friday, 08 Sep 2006

Location: Tulum Beach, Mexico

MapWe are now back in Mexico and headed straight for the beach at Tulum and were rewarded with white sand beaches and lovely azzure waters...and higher prices!

We have got the hang of haggleing now, so manage to get a bungalow (cabaña) right on the beach for close to A$35 per night - the only catch is that electricity only runs from 7 to 11 at night all along the beach, but no matter, you get prime beach front, good swimming and are lulled to sleep by the gentle breaking of the waves on the beach less than 50m away!

All we have done here is lounge around the beach, read and eat, disrupted by a 2 hour round trip (walking!) to the nearby Mayan ruins of Tulum which are tiny but wonderfully located above the beach.

Iguanas rule the shoreline (often found lazing in the sun on the rocks in between the cabañas) and clothing appears to be optional which would be fine other than the lack of ´fashion police´ on the beach to stop obvious non-appropriate disrobers!

4 days here and we now need to head to Cancun to sort out our Cuban visas before we head inland (Merida and around) again for some more cultural and gastronomic exposure. We hope to avoid staying in Cancun as we understand it can be very touristy and expensive.