first proper day today after travelling and arriving late yesterday so had a swim in the morning at our condo then had an amazing breakfast – lucky charms mmmmmmmmmm . cant get these in the uk at all , bought 5 boxes from chaudrai supermarket @ $48 peso each !
went down to the beach after breakfat to the area in front of mezzanine , bought a water …. $45 peso for 1 x litre bottle of water ! wont be doing that again lol , beer is much cheaper ! beach is amazing tho , the sand is white white and pure … the finest dust not gritty sand , and the ocean so light blue . its that white infact on a sunny day its hard to see without shades its soooo white !
stayed a couple of hours then went to om down on the opposite end of the beach for lunch . on the way picked up an italian hitching who supported inter , and a german that supported bayern munich . the beach is just as nice this end as mezzanine end .
we gotta say a pretty bum meal . $130 peso chicken burger not bad but came with undercooked hard potatoes , however the veg taco was terrible . it had undercooked carrot , undercooked eggplant which had no flesh on it , it was all skin which was like plastic not cooked properly . youd swear this was the left over from someone elses plate ? unlike real mex places they had cold taco wraps not warm . not good enough at all . sent it back and refused to pay for tacos . the vibe wasnt good so we paid and left didnt get a thanks , a sorry about whack food or anything , coins change just dropped/thrown on counter and backs turned !!! i hope they wherent expecting tipping for that performance or they would be as dissapointed as ourselves . 35 peso coronas where warmish too . sorry but premium prices deserves premium service and food .
being down that end of the beach we carried on and drove 14k into sian ka’an biosphere ,
you enter thru a huge stone arch , and sign in using the guest book with reg details of car . they give you a wristband each , and you pay $27 peso per person from the official guys in the building [approx £1.25]
its a protected place
stunning place . so quiet [reminded us of a place near la paz in baha mexico called balandra beach] .
saw so many birds , saw a squadron formation of pelicans fly over then sat watching pelicans dive into a calm bay fishing
saw 2 crocs easily about 8ft in length – 1 next to bridge , 1 on sandbar. tons of iguana lizards all over the roads . cost 27 peso admission each and you sign in at the huge stone archway into the biosphere .
then from the bridge we went out into the bay you can see , deserted with about 4 people fishing and a mexican family .
along the biosphere road youll notce overhead cctv spy cams , this is the house of a french actress called Yvette Mimieux who lives here . this is her house but you wont see it , its an internet pic . shes an actress from the 60/70’s era .
on the way back picked up a mexican guy down near om looking for a lift , he said tulum must be the most expensive place in mx now . he came here from guadalajara and stayed with his french girlfriend a few months ago and didnt go home . dropped him @ supermarket . we always pick up the hitchers , its that kind of place … they are all cool travellers ! we stocked up on a few cases of sol on the way back to condo , $112 peso per 12 bottles . about 50p each or something .
went to la gran mosca verde club for evening . really nice little intimate place . was quiet only 6 other people all night . music for this venue was alternative . heard portishead , rem , killers etc from girl dj called roxy . more like someone just playing track than dj’ing . awesome margarita cocktails here . 2 blokes behind bar had a great attitude . shame it wasnt busy . but had a really good time here and cocktails are good too .
after went to mint [formerly divino pariaso] , was totally empty about midnight ,crossed road and went to el curandero instead . was quite busy with about 100 people , a live band with a guy working a xylophone and playing funk and mexican , and dj’s . a girl dj played some great retro 70’s funk stuff . got back to condo and ended up drinking outside next to pool with couple of reisdents till about 3-4am . great day !!