A few weeks ago, new friend and fellow blogger Laurie (Tacogirl) gave me the heads up that she and Paul (Tacoboy) would be making the journey from Ambergris Caye, Belize to Playa del Carmen to spend some time with her family vacationing in the area. Having had such a wonderful time on Ambergris, I wanted to make sure to show them a good time and be a good host in my adopted home town. I decided to treat them to a uniquely Yucatecan experience: a day at a local cenote. Here are some pictures from our lazy day on the Riviera Maya.

Cenote Azul located just a few minutes south of Puerto Aventuras on the west side of 307. Entrance is $50 pesos per adult. The kiddos were free. 

Laurie and Paul aka Tacogirl and Tacoboy.

Laurie with her sister Carol and Rick, visiting from frigid Canada.

Birdie, always ready for her close up.

Building up her courage with some help from new friend Daniella.

Making the leap!!!

Brave little girl. An adrenaline junkie in the making!

Cole spend the day chasing fish.

Rick, actually catching fish for Cole.

Millions of fish coming up for chips.

Well worth the price of admission.

This guy needs to work out more.


A slightly less graceful manuever.

Cooling off.

Yes....he landed flat on his face. Poor Paul.

Rick gets points for good form.

Oh sure, ANYBODY can do THAT!

Local families enjoying a beautiful day.

A picnic in the jungle. Each of the regional cenotes has different rates for entry and rules to follow. Cenote Azul, popular with local families, allows you to bring in food and beverages. It was nice to see that everyone cleaned up after themselves.

Relaxing in the sun.

Birdie and Cole with Daniella.

Reviewing pictures from our day.

A rare apprearance in my own Blog. Thank you Birdie!

More proof that I actually DO live here!

We spent the whole afternoon sunning and swimming and enjoying the company. I was happy to be able to share a little of my new home with my new friends. It's days like this that remind me how lucky we are to live here. 

 I am starting now to understand why the Maya treasured these cenotes and considered them sacred. I can't wait to visit more.

For more pictures visit my Photo Album on Picasa. Be sure to check out Laurie's account of our day on her Blog, Tacogirl.