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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 2

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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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Tulum Ruins, Mexico

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Cenote Chemuyil

Our first cenote visit was in Chemuyil, about 20 km north of Tulum.  It was a small, crystal clear pool of water with lots of tiny fish and bright green algae growing on the bottom.  There were some underwater caves on the edges, but all were very dark and too scary to swim into without the right gear.  The sun was shining, and we had fun swimming and jumping off the platform above.

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