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  • Our Reptilian Amigos

    by peach93 Updated Aug 10, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Iguanas roam freely all over the place here, so don't be too surprised when you see one. The good news is that they are rather friendly and sweet. They are vegetarians, too, so there is no worry of being bitten by one. It is also a nice idea to watch for them while you are driving. They are fond of sunning themselves in the road.

    Iguana at the Tulum Ruins
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  • Cenotes

    by peach93 Updated Aug 14, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Cenotes (pronounced SeeNoTays) are underground rivers which come to the surface as they prepare to join with the Caribbean Sea. They can be found all over the Tulum area. Cenotes are true marvels of nature. They are also from where the ancient Mayans got fresh drinking water, allowing their civilization to become highly advanced thousands of years ago. There are many parks which allow you to swim and snorkel in the cenotes (Xel-Ha, X-Caret, Hidden Worlds) and to enjoy the abundance of sealife that live in them (fish, crabs, turtles, rays). In fact, being in a cenote is a little like swimming in a tropical fish tank. My favorite thing about the cenotes though is that they are cold! They are the best places to swim and cool down from the jungle's heat. They stay cold all the time due to the fact that they are fed from underground. We were especially lucky because the Sunscape Resort where we stayed had its very own cenote. Very nice!

    Cenote at Sunscape Resort

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  • ATM's

    by peach93 Written Aug 11, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Before leaving for Tulum someone told me that there were no ATM's in Tulum, but in fact there are 3. There are 2 in the small town of Tulum itself and one located on the grounds of the Tulum Mayan Ruins. When taking out money keep in mind that there are about 10-12 Pesos to 1 US dollar.

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  • Flowers

    by peach93 Written Aug 12, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Anyone who knows me knows how I feel about flowers. I have huge tattoos of flowers, a garden full of flowers (when the temp. here is hovering above freezing) and so I'm here to say that the Yucatan has some of the most amazing indigenous flowers I have ever seen. You can miss them if you go too quickly so slow down, drink your dacqueri, and look at all the beautiful things that are surrounding you. (Do this anyway, even if not in the Yucatan.)

    Found in the Scrub by the Caribbean Cliffs
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  • Traveling With Kids

    by peach93 Written Aug 12, 2004

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    Favorite thing: If you think that you can't travel here with little kids, think again. Many people do it. In fact, Tulum's resorts cater mostly to families with children. Often there are activities offered especially for children, allowing parents some well-deserved time to themselves. A web search of hotels in Tulum will tell you which places offer these services.

    Children's Pinata Party
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    This fun ,taking a picture with the local fellows

    by Waalewiener Updated Feb 16, 2005

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    Favorite thing: I think that looks nice ,these local fellows beautiful dressed in their no doubt origional
    Mayan native outfits ,awsome looking feathers , face & body paintings .
    Looks great and of course they would like you give them a donation ,and why not eh.

    Fondest memory: They were located as soon as you walked in near the shopping area were you could buy many Arts & crafts .

    Lady taking Pictures with the Mayan fellows
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    PAPAYA PLAYA BEACH

    by LoriPori Written Feb 10, 2005

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    Favorite thing: After touring the ruins, perhaps you might want to enjoy the lovely beach PAPAYA PLAYA. Many people brought their swimsuits and relaxed in the picturesque surroundings of the beach.
    There is a stairway leading down to the beach so you don't have to worry about getting over those steep cliffs.

    Papaya Playa Beach
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  • Palm Trees are kind of Ratty

    by peach93 Written Aug 11, 2004

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    Favorite thing: I had always envisioned palm trees as being the picture-perfect things that you see on Corona commercials, and they are like that from a distance, but up close they are pretty ratty. It makes sense when you condiser the harsh conditions that these trees must survive: little water, extreme heat, high winds. But hey, a ratty palm tree sure beats no palm tree at all!

    Palm trees on the Beach

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    GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN

    by LoriPori Written Feb 12, 2005

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    Favorite thing: As you are leaving the square and heading towards the ruins, on your right there were three young men in ceremonial dress. Their costumes were absolutely beautiful especially the head-gear. Many people were attracted to them and had their picture taken. There was no posted charge but they did have a "Tips" jar. It would make a nice souvenir of your visit to Tulum.

    Getting her picture taken
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    EEEEEEK IGUANAS EVERYWHERE

    by LoriPori Updated Feb 10, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Although most ladies are terrified of these creatures, I think IGUANAS are pretty cool. There were lots of iguanas spotted in the ruins area. This fellow was actually posing for us and seemed quite used to crazy tourists like Hans and I, chasing after him just to get a picture.
    Note how they easily blend in with the environment.

    An Iguana
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    Shop, Washrooms, ATM are Available at the Ruins

    by Kaspian Written Nov 19, 2004

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    Favorite thing: There are several older VT Tips where people say you should purchase water and things to eat at the access road intersection before you walk down to the ruins because they aren't available at the ruins. This is no longer true, as of 2004 there is a brand new a washroom facility at the ruins (it's large and very clean) and a nice tourist shop where you can buy guidebooks, souvenirs, water, drinks, and snacks.

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    The Bus stop and Bus station at Ruinas Tulum

    by Waalewiener Updated Feb 18, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Well the picture tells the story here .
    When you arrive here you will see this small
    Bus station ,it is nice to have the station here
    there are some benches inside to wait for your bus .
    If you would miss your bus by minutes or if you get their with two of you and there is only one seat left then you might have to wait an hour for the next bus.(this happened to us)
    So I suggest when you arrive you check the times which the buses leave from here.

    Bus station at Ruinas Tulum
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    A picture of Ruinas Tulum entrance & mail box.

    by Waalewiener Written Feb 18, 2005

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    Favorite thing: The main reason I show this picture is the mail box so you guys know that there is a mail box here.
    Speaking about mail ,Lori put 16 postcards in a Cancun mailbox ,it has been 4 weeks now and none of the postcards have arrived .they were going all over the world
    (the postcards) .I hope they will still be delivered ??????? but who knows????

    Direction Sign & Mailbox
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    There certainly are Iguanas in Ruinas Tulum.

    by Waalewiener Written Feb 18, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Here is a cutey ,I like to call him Al ,a nice big size Iguana , he could be a she ,I really don't know .
    I have no idea why this Iguana is sticking
    his / her tongue out to me .
    I did not nothing anything ,oh well it is a cutey and a big one ,and by golly Iguanas were everywhere around here .

    Let's call him Al Iguana  Al
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    Don't miss Chichen Itza!

    by shrimp56 Updated Jun 20, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Chichen is the most accessible of the major Mayan sites, being just a few hours from where many cruise ships dock in Playa del Carmen. It is well worth the trip.
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    Here's an interesting website for your to peruse:
    http://www.mysteriousplaces.com/mayan/TourEntrance.html

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    • Archeology
    • Architecture

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