Sunday, August 17, 2008 10:34 AM
Of the interesting features unique to this area of the world, I think the hundreds of diverse and mystifying cenotes are my favorite. Each has its own distinct attributes and characteristics......its own personality. Recently, we welcomed a new family to Playa del Carmen, our friends Wyll and Maria and their two sons, Anthony and Aidan. Saturday, we invited them to join us and another family for a day of fun at Cenote Azul. While they had vacationed on the Riviera Maya many times before making the move here, his was their first visit to a cenote. Cenote Azul, I think, provides the best all round cenote experience for newcomers and children. There are many easy points of entry to the water, a small dock and a moderately high cliff for the "kids" to jump from. In the lush jungle surrounding the cenote, there are a series of pretty walking paths and several benches to rest on and enjoy a picnic lunch. The cenote is clean and clear and is home to hundreds of species of fish and water plants. Here are some pictures from our wonderful day.
Cole and his best friend, Gabriel
Rob and Birdie
Alejandro, Cole and Gabriel sizing up the jump
Pablo and Patricia
Aidan, suited up for a swim
Rob and Birdie getting ready to visit the fish
Rob, Birdie and Alejandro
Gabriel, Cole and new friend, Anthony
Fun for all ages, Wyll takes the plunge
Wyll and Anthony with Rob, Cole and Birdie
Birdie and Alejandro catching guppies
Time for popcorn
Maria with a sleepy Aidan
Three amigos enjoy the perfect Saturday afternoon.