Thursday, March 28, 2013

Bacalar, Kohunlich & Cenote Azul

The week before we headed home, Ryan and I took another road trip through Mexico.  

This time we joined Ryan's mom and stepdad on a journey south.  
We took the ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen, then rented a car and made our way to Bacalar, stopping for lunch at a local market.

Later that afternoon we landed in quiant and quiet Bacalar.
The small town is rich with the history of Mayans, Spanish conquistadores and the real pirates of the Caribbean.
We spent one night on the lake at this adorable guesthouse in the "palapa room," with its thatched roof and cozy interior.  The view outside was pure paradise.

There wasn't much to do in Bacalar besides explore San Felipe Fort, walk the streets of the little town, and enjoy the naturally beautiful scenery.  That was fine with us.


We took advantage of as many local delicacies as possible.  Chilaquilles and huevos motuleños with fresh tamarind juice for breakfast; pastor tacos and queso fundido with Sol for dinner.

The next day we hit the road and stopped to visit the ruins of Kohunlich.

Later we stopped for a drink and swim at the massive Cenote Azul.  
{Micheladas=our new favorite drink!}

It was a whirlwind trip, but couldn't have been better.  

We really hope to explore more of Mexico when we have the chance.  
What a beautiful place.


  1. I can't believe that tree grew out of all that stone! GORGEOUS!! I love how adventurous Ryan's mom is too... :)

  2. Oh and how, in the world, did you not gain 400 lbs! Look at all the delicious food you're eating. Holy crap lady! You must have THE BEST metabolism!