As mentioned in an earlier post, our main reason for picking this resort was its included nature park. And I would say, definitely worth it! One of my favorite parts of the trip was kayaking through the mangrove forest. It was relaxing, beautiful, and hardly anyone else was doing the same; it felt like we had the rivers to ourselves. We kayaked 2 of the 3 rivers (the last one was short and hard to get to), which were pretty narrow and thoroughly shaded, as the mangroves grew over the rivers almost to form a tunnel.
Both rivers ended in cenotes, natural deep pools of water with crystal clear water. Most of the cenotes on the resort were swimmable, but we decided to stay in the kayaks for these two, and hold out for a swim in what we were told were prettier ones that we could walk to.
After taking a lunch break, at what was a surprisingly delicious pizza joint on the resort, we walked to the rest of the cenotes (minus the ones connected to the third river). Along the way, we spotted our first iguana and passed the first cenote, the one at the end of the first river. We discovered that two of the cenotes were essentially all dried up, which was laughable because one one of the guys working on the resort told us that we could swim in all of the cenotes. We decided the third cenote was the prettiest, so that's where we swam. Once again, not a person was in sight; we had the pool to ourselves. The resort was perfect for us as it allowed us to do enjoyable excursion-y type activities without having to step foot out of the resort.
Katherine & Bradley
Two engineers with a passion for food and travel! Join us as we eat our way through the world!