We were treated with another sighting of flamingos on our way out of Progreso. We had planned to go to Celestun to see them, but we were spared the expense of the gas, time and boat trip.
When we left Progreso, we didn't know where we were going to stop for the night. We figured we would either make it all the way to Cancun, about a 5 hour drive, or stop near Chichen Itza. None of us wanted to see the ruins at this time, as we are saving them for another day. 2 1/2 hours into the drive we landed at Ceynote Cabana Suytun. It turned out to be a very nice place, with little to do but check out the ceynotes, swim and chill.
There are two ceynotes here, the first one more magical, and a little eerie. The echos are awesome too There were no people here, and Brenda didn't want to go in herself.
All the sunlight comes from this one little hole in the ceiling. We estimate it is about six feet in diameter. The water was about 60 feet down the hole.
The peacocks walked around free. They didn't treat us to a good look a their tails, but they were still very beautiful.
The second ceynote was lit up very well. This hole must have been 35 feet in diameter.
Neither of these ceynotes are quite like the ones we swam in on the Mayan Riviera a few years ago. They were lovely nonetheless.
This morning we headed to Cancun. There were several little towns along the way, and hundreds of topes. The thing that stood out most about all these little towns is the fact they had well maintained sidewalks.
About a half mile from our campsite in Cancun, this iguana ran out in front of us. We are actually just a few miles north of the town of Cancun, but it is much the same here. Cancun itself is nothing like what most people see when they come here for a resort vacation. We plan to stay here for two nights, so tomorrow we will take some pictures around here.