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Photos: Tonsai and Railay Beaches, Krabi, Thailand

Famous with rock climbers, the limestone cliffs around Tonsai and Railay Beaches are stunning, and the nearby Phra Nang Beach is gorgeous.  I enjoyed a short walk up and over the ridge, through the jungle, to go between Tonsai and Railay.  Tonsai is cheaper and more of a backpacker scene, while Railay is more of resort tourism.  Both have beginner to advanced climbing, with equipment and training provided.  I stayed at Andaman Resort (just a simple wooden bungalow with bathroom) for 400 baht a night, on Tonsai Beach.

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Punta Allen, Mexico – part 1

Punta Allen is a beautiful, quiet fishing village about 45km down a dirt road at the southern tip of an island. On a map, it looks like a peninsula, but a small gap in the land, with a bridge crossing it, separates the peninsula from the main land.  On one side it is bordered by a huge lagoon, on the other by the Caribbean ocean.  The entire drive is lined with beautiful, wild, white-sands beaches, palm trees, and iguanas watching from the edge of the road or slowly meandering across.

We accessed the village by collectivo, which horrendously overcharged, and then a short lancha ride across the lagoon.  It is also quite easy to hitchhike to the village, starting from Tulum.

Send me an email if you would like more info about the location, or the logistics of getting and staying there.

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