Tour of Costa Maya and Mahahual ” La Troisieme Partie”

After being in Mahahual for two days, and seeing some houses and apartments, we left Mahahual and headed for a tour of Bacalar and Cenote Azul, before heading back to Playa del Carmen.

Edith and Dianne both really liked Mahahual, and plan on bringing their husbands back in January for a visit. We got to see a lot of property in Mahahual, and they got to meet some of the people of Mahahual.

We left Mahahual and headed for Bacalar , which is about a hour by car from Mahahual. We drove around Bacalar, and looked around, and then we stopped and decided to take a boat tour of Bacalar.

I have been to Bacalar before, but I have never talen a boat tour of the lagoon. For of you who are not familar with Bacalar, it is called “The Lagoon of Seven Colors” in Spanish, and has some of the most beautiful water you will ever see. Bacalar is surrounded by numerous cenotes that feed water into the lagoon. Bacalar is also very popular with Europeans and backpackers, and there are a lot of hostels and small hotels, that cater to that business.

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Seven colors you can see.

Seven colors you can see.

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Me at Bacalar.

Me at Bacalar.

Diane at lagoon.

Diane at lagoon.

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Boat Captain and women taking a selfie.

Boat Captain and women taking a selfie.

Edith and Dianne posing.

Edith and Dianne posing.

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If you can see, hole where the water from cenote flows into the lagoon.

If you can see, hole where the water from cenote flows into the lagoon.

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The waters are Bacalar are beautiful, and the boat tour was great. We got to see a lot of the lagoon’s coastline. and all the houses and hotels along the shoreline. We also took a swim and the women stopped at a place which is famous for using the sand and shell particles to exfoliate the skin.

Edith in laggon.

Edith in laggon.

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Edith, ex- foliating, the sands and shells combination is famous for the skin.

Edith, exfoliating, the sands and shells combination is famous for the skin.

Women ex-foliating each other.

Women ex-foliating each other.

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Boat Captain and the women, nice guy does a good tour.

Boat Captain and the women, nice guy does a good tour.

After about two hours on the boat tour on the lagoon, I took them to Cenote Azul for lunch and a tour of the Cenote. He had lunch at Cenote Azul, and the food was great. I had shrimp florentine for lunch and it was one of the best meals I had ever had.

Edith and Dianne at Cenote Azul.

Edith and Dianne at Cenote Azul.

Edith at cenote edge.

Edith at cenote edge.

Dianne eating her meal, great food there.

Dianne eating her meal, great food there.

One of the best meals I ever had.

One of the best meals I ever had.

Me at Cenote Azul, with Gamecock hat, I have worn that hat everywhere in Mexico.

Me at Cenote Azul, with Gamecock hat, I have worn that hat everywhere in Mexico.

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After lunch, we looked around the Cenote, and then hopped in the car and headed back to Playa del Carmen.

All in all, it was a good trip, and the women got to see a side of Mahahual and Mexico that a lot of people don’t get to see. Dianne is a published author, so I am going to see if she will write something about the trip, and how she sees Mahahual in her eyes and impression.

I really enjoy traveling around Mexico, and this weekend I have a friend from high school and college coming down.  Next week we are going on a tour of northern Quintana Roo. We are going to Rio Lagaratos,(bird watching tour), Holbox, Isla Mujeres, and some other places along the route. This is the time of year when people from North America and Europe flock down here to avoid the cold winters up north.

I will have photos and details of that trip next week, and then I will be heading back to Mahahual for the winter and high season.

Thanks for reading,
Stewart Rogers USA-South Carolina

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