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.

Cenote Azul

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


Too cute

Birdie and Alejandro catching guppies

Time for popcorn

.....and sandwiches

Maria with a sleepy Aidan

Three amigos enjoy the perfect Saturday afternoon.