Our last adventure for our Cancún vacation was to a wonderful place called Xcaret which is one of the coolest tourist destinations in the area. The highlight is a man made salt water that runs through the park. Each person puts on a life vest, and swims throughout the river. There are numerous spots to take selfies built into the trip. There are numerous restaurants, and we saw two shows. The first one was a Mayan dance show and the second they call the Spectacle. Dinner was included, and it was as spectacular as the name suggests. The show lasted about an hour and a half and reviewed the history of Mexico through song and dance. The park includes an aquarium and a small zoo, plus places to swim and a boat ride. If you are going to do one thing while in Cancún, it should be Xcaret.
They have a technology, where each person gets a wrist band, and it takes a Xelfie in hundreds of different places. These photos are an assortment of our Xelfies.
We went on an excursion to Chichén Itzá and then our group visited a Mayan Cenote which was the highlight of the trip. Cenote is the Mayan word for a sink hole or underground cave. The height of Mayan accomplishment is the monuments built in Chichén Itzá which took hundreds of years to construct. It was fascinating to see how the Mayan people live today in the Yucutan. We had a typical Mayan meal primarily consisting of chicken and tortillas. Later, a Mayan priest blessed our trip into the cenote. We rapelled down 60 feet into the cave into the super cold and refreshing water. The Mayan people took these photos and then sell them to tourists as a new form of income. It was great.
While on vacation in Cancún, my wife booked an excursion to Rio Secreto, which is about a 2 hour bus drive from our hotel. It was so worth it. They discovered a cave system that can be explored by tourists. Some time ago, we went to Ruby Falls in Chatanooga, TN and this blows that away. With a patient guide, we spent an hour and a half swimming, wading and walking through the incredible formations in the cave. This is highly recommended.
We are living in crazy times. It was hard to agree on a vacation this year because Solange didn’t want to get on an airplane, stay at a hotel, or eat at restaurants. We rented a motor home and went to Lake Lure, NC which is best known for the locale for Dirty Dancing. The motor home had everything we needed including a washer and dryer. She did laundry and cleaned the motor home every day, and we had a great time. We fished, biked, hiked, swam, boated, and played golf. It was awesome and good escape from the craziness plus we met a lot of nice people.
Four Mile Hike in the Mountains
Building a Dam
Rails To Trails