Being able to climb to the top and explore the awesome 1300 year old Mayan acropolis at Ek Balam is a novelty since other ruins in the area no longer allow you to climb on them. Just 25 years ago this site was completely overrun by the jungle!
Day 2 of our Cancun adventures! Make sure to swipe ➡️ to see both videos!
Early in the morning, we all pile up into the car and drive 2 hours to Chichen Itza. Chichen Itza is one of the largest mayan cities with almost a dozen site features. One of our favorites being the 'Thousand Columns'. It was so interesting to visit somewhere with so much history.
After that, we stopped and ate at this little whole in the wall in Piste. Our first time trying Sopes and OMG. SO GOOD! 😋
Next stop is to a cenote called Ik-Kil. It was truly breathtaking to see this whole in the ground with crystal clear water. Oscar decided to jump!😱 Although he did regret it for the next few hours.
Finally we get back to Cancun, relax by the pool for a bit, got some shopping done, and finally had dinner with everyone.
Happy Birthday to Marleny and Osvaldo! 🎈🎈 They are the reason that we went to Cancun, and we seriously have to say that it was such a surprise. We had so much fun and even though we were there for less than 48 hours, we would recommend anyone to go.
Over the next few weeks we will continue sharing some more photos from our Cancun adventures.
A series of my images from our visit last week to San Gervasio Mayan Archeological site, Cozumel Mexico.
Some history: this is the only public Mayan ruins site on the island and the only site we were able to visit after the ferry bombing last week with cancellation of any ferry trips to the mainland.
However, it ended up being a fascinating site to visit when we learned of its history from our fantastic tour guide Edwin (who is of Mayan heritage). San Gervasio dates back as far as 100 BC and its significance is that it was sanctuary to Ixchel, Goddess of Love and Fertility (as well as midwifery, medicine and weaving according to the web). Mayan Women would pilgrimage from the mainland Mayan settlements to pray at the temples of San Gervasio.