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    Monkey adventure in Mexico near Playa Del Carmen

    by chattygirl7491 Written May 19, 2014

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    If you are going to be in the Playa del Carmen or Tulum area and you might be interested in The Jungle place. They have a passion for saving Monkeys and for around 80 US you get to get a very special up close monkey experience. We've done it twice and I felt very safe ... I would say it's a once in a life time thing ..but I've done it twice and would love to return.

    First you meet these wonderful people and they explain things to you .. tell you want do and not due ...and about what they are doing to save these monkeys. They only due a few "tours" a week so plan ahead. Do not wear bug spray or any perfume as what makes the monkeys ill. One couple brought fruit to donate and as we were at an all inclusive resort I wish we'd thought to do that.

    anyway a max of 10 get into a cage with the monkeys and it was so much fun ... you will love it.

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    Cenote Calavera

    by Kaspian Updated Nov 9, 2012

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    She says, "I don't like this cenote! It's spooky and I tell you there's something big down there!" My tanned friend has actually turned white after swimming in the underground river hole. Her boyfriend and I are laughing and teasing, "Of course there is! See all those little fish?" "No," she replies indignantly, "I heard weird noises. Something's not right." We all peer down into the crystal blue water.
    A "cenote" is a hole in the ground that opens into an undergound river. We've just had a refreshing swim here after getting all hot and sweaty at the Tulum ruins. It's great to jump almost two stories down from a small cliff into the fresh water.
    "Cenote Calavera" translates to "Skull Cenote", named such because there's one large hole and two smaller ones so it vaguely resembles a giant screaming skull.
    Suddenly I see something very large swim underwater across the bottom of the pool. "Did you see that!?", I exclaim. Her boyfriend and I look at each other hesitantly. "See! I told you I wasn't crazy!", she says.
    Three scuba divers begin to ascend slowly to the surface. We all laugh and yell down at them, "You guys scared the hell out of us!"
    The underwater caves of Centote Calavera can be explored by scuba diving. However, if you choose to do this be very careful because three certified scuba divers died here in 1995 when they ran out of air while exploring a passageway that was longer than they expected. Unless you are with a certified cave diver who knows this cenote, stick to the main cavern zone.
    Although there's a larger more popular cenote called "Gran Centoe" 2kms further up the highway towards Coba, for 50 pesos Cenote Calavera was refreshing and fun after a dusty, hot afternoon of exploring ruins.

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  • Learning Spanish in Tulum

    by MissMyth Written Jul 13, 2012

    Instituto Chac-Mool Spanish School opened a campus in Tulum, Mexico in 2011, a satellite school of their main Spanish immersion school in Cuernavaca, Mexico. I've now attended both campuses and find immersion Spanish at Instituto Chac-Mool a great way to learn the language plus have a fun vacation at the same time. The Tulum school is just outside of the town of Tulum, down a quiet unpaved road and across from Don Diego Selva Hotel and around the corner from some nice condos. The school is a large property with a charming thatched roof house and expansive covered porches where classes are given. The school arranged for me to live with a local family in the condos just a few minutes walk. My classes were very helpful and I studied Spanish for 5 hours each day (done mostly through conversations with my teacher) before taking my rented bike out to the beach. Tulum is casual and interesting. The town offers a bohemian vibe and many international people move here and start businesses so you'll find many different cuisines in town. Everyone walks here, even at 11 at night you'll see people strolling around town.

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  • 2 wonderful tours with Mexico Kan Tours

    by Choupinette Updated Dec 21, 2010

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    Hi everybody,
    I'm french and I did 2 amazing tours with Mexico Kan Tours last november departing from my hotel in Tulum : the Sian Kaan Muyil and Maya Inland Expedition. 2 unforgettable experiences in the middle of the nature with a great combination of mayan history and local culture. The guides are very friendly and knowledgeable, the groups are small and timing and organization are perfect. I highly recommend you these very complete and high quality tours for a reasonable price.

    Sian Kaan Muyil tour, boat trip in the lagoon Punta Laguna community, Mayan Inland Expedition
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    Eco-cultural and adventure tours - MexicoKanTours

    by juan81 Written Aug 21, 2010

    MEXICO KAN TOURS is a local agency located in Tulum Riviera Maya offering various activities in the riviera Maya; eco-cultural and adventure tours, but also watersports like stand up paddle surf and Kitesurfing. A local tour operator dedicated to show you the true mexico thanks to specialized guide expert in the YUCATAN PENINSULA. You have the choice to explore the wonders of the area like Chíchen Itza, Coba, Sian Kaan Biosphere, Rio Lagartos, Ek Balam, monkey reserve, cenotes, zip-line, rappel, bike trip, boat trip, kiteboarding, paddle surf….

    A true personnalized service given by a young and dedicated local agency in showing the interesting areas of the Yucatan Peninsula - expert in Mayan and colonial culture, the high biodiversity of the Peninsula and passionate about the area.

    The days spended with mexico kan tours were the higlight of the vacation in Tulum and we highly suggest you to have a look to their webpage if you planning to stay in Tulum for your holidays in mexico.

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    Eco-cultural and adventure tours - MexicoKanTours

    by juan81 Updated Aug 21, 2010

    MEXICO KAN TOURS is a local agency located in Tulum Riviera Maya offering various activities in the riviera Maya; eco-cultural and adventure tours, but also watersports like stand up paddle surf and Kitesurfing. A local tour operator dedicated to show you the true mexico thanks to specialized guide expert in the YUCATAN PENINSULA. You have the chooice to explore the wonders of the area like Chíchen Itza, Coba, Sian Kaan Biosphere, Rio Lagartos, Ek Balam, monkey reserve, cenotes, zip-line, rappel, bike trip, boat trip, kiteboarding, paddle surf….

    A true personnalized service given by a young and dedicated local agency in showing the interesting areas of the Yucatan Peninsula - expert in Mayan and colonial culture, the high biodiversity of the Peninsula and passionate about the area.

    The days spended with mexico kan tours were the higlight of the vacation in Tulum and we highly suggest you to have a look to their webpage if you planning to stay in Tulum for your holidays in mexico.

    spoon bill kayak birding sian kaan biosphere Observacion de mono ara��a Mexico kan tours Gu��a professional mexico kan tours Muyil sian kaan Mayan ruins Muyil Mexico Kan Tours snorkeling tour riviera maya mexico kan tours
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    OceanProKite kitesurfing school tulum riviera maya

    by juan81 Written Aug 20, 2010

    OceanProKite in Tulum is a kiteboarding school that offers kitesurf lessons by IKO certified instructors. It´s manage by experienced kiteboarders that really make your learn safely. They are passionate about the sport and are happy to share their addiction to the Ocean and the wind. They also offers stand up paddle surf rental and course. They speak english, spanish, french and Italian.

    Great team, very professional, fun time with fun people to hang out with and learn a new sport. They were right; kiteboarding is an healty addiction...

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    Rent a bike

    by SJTravel Written Aug 10, 2010

    There are plenty of places where you can rent a bike. El Crucero (a hotel near the ruins) rents them for 400 pesos (a rip off). You can get them in town for less than 100 pesos. Renting a bike is a great idea in Tulum because it is a VERY bike friendly town. Everything is flat and they have places to lock up a bike every where. Plus the public transportation system is not all that great, so having a bike makes things a lot easier. The sites you want to visit are really not all that close together so the bike helps a lot.

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    Sunrise in Tulum

    by Maria_75 Written Nov 10, 2004

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    Get up and watch the sunrise! Yes I know it's very early, but it's worth it. At least one day... ;) It is really beautiful, and all kinds of colors covers the sky. If you live in a cabaña made of bamboo and situated on the beach you are very lucky. Then you don't even have to get out of bed to see the sunrise, as you can see it through the holes in the wall... ;)

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    Natural piñacolada... :)

    by Maria_75 Written Nov 10, 2004

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    If you have gone through all the trouble of relieving a coconut from it's prison, why not make a piñacolada? Make a whole in the coconut and pour a bit of white rum and pineapple juice inside. Mix it with the coconut milk that is inside, put a straw through the hole and enjoy your very own handpicked and 'natural' piñacolada... ;)

    Trying to put the ingredients inside the coconut

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    Coconuts

    by Maria_75 Updated Nov 10, 2004

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    All along the beach you can find coconuts. Pick one up, open it and eat it. It's great! But you might want to have a knife... I wanted to do it 'the natural way', just with a stone. It was sunlight when I started, and after the moon took over I gave up and used the knife. But it's a great feeling when you finally get the coconut out and you can open it and drink the milk. It's worth the struggle and all the broken nails... :)

    I finally got the coconut out...

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    Shopping in Playa Del Carmen

    by hayward68 Written Dec 10, 2002

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    This town is great for doing your souvenir shopping, but be prepared be bargain for your stuff. And be firm! Try to get the price down to about half what they ask. There is a great pedestrian area that is filled with shops and restaurants along 5th Avenue.

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    Yal Ku Lagoon

    by oomlaka Written May 24, 2005

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    In Akumal, go snorkeling in the lagoon. We saw so many different fish, an eel, a barracuda, a turtle, and too many other animals to name.

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