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Punta Allen, Mexico – part 3

This is my final post of photographs from wonderful Punta Allen.

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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.

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Tulum Ruins, Mexico

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Cozumel, Mexico

We spent four days on Cozumel, Mexico’s largest island.  We rented a motorbike and drove all over the island the first day.  We spent the following days searching for great snorkeling spots, and quiet beaches (of which there are few on Cozumel, as large resorts own most of the beaches).  The water was a beautiful aqua marine color, and some of the snorkeling we found was fantastic.

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