Tuesday, April 28, 2009
This trip was hands down the best we've ever had. Ziplines, mayan ruins, monkeys, Cozumel, dolphins, snorkeling, rapelling, massages, beach laying... It was the most amazing trip ever. But the best part was all the time with my hubby. How about a few pics of our first day there?
Our first day there was spent mostly at a park called Hidden Worlds. It's in the middle of the jungle (omg the mosquitos!), and the activities all involve cenotes which are underground caves filled with fresh mineral water. These cenotes are all over the yucatan and you can actually just go find them on your own in the jungle and go for a dip.
The first thing we did was the Sky Cycle. (btw, some pics are mine, some the park took)
So yeah, it was terrifying (the scariest thing I did the whole trip!). As you can see from that second picture, we were above the trees for most of it. Eek! The half hour bike ended in a cenote where we geared up for a snorkel.
Let me tell you, it was a tad terrifying. I had a tiny panic attack going through the itty bitty tunnel into the cave. But once we got in there it was insanely gorgeous. It was called La Iglesia (the church) because there were stalactite formations hanging from the ceiling everywhere and you could look below the surface and see matching formations below the water.
It was all lit up from below so the water glowed in there. I've never seen anything like it.
Next was a zipline through the jungle. SO fun I had to do it twice.
Next we rappelled into a cenote. This was freaky too.
And the last thing was the MOST fun. We did a super fast zipline ending in a splash in a cenote. First forwards, then backwards. WEEEE!
Yeah, that's a lot of stuff, but we ALSO did some Mayan ruins that same day! But why should you have to look at any more of my vacay pics today?! :-)
I'm Amanda. I'm an engineer in an industry full of men, a professional wedding and family portrait photographer, a firefighter's wife, a traveler, and a dogMa.