Now it is a bit funny that I went from Cancun to Chichen Itza to Tulum, then back to Cancun and then to Chichen Itza and then Tulum again, but I feel that these really are some of the best places to visit right now. This is the hot rainy season, and it is most desirable to be on the beach of the Caribbean as opposed to much further inland where it is much hotter, humid, there is no sea breeze, and no sea to jump in and cool off.
North of Tulum, half of the way to Cancun is a town called Playa del Carmen, which also sits on beautiful beaches, but it is larger and more touristy. South of Tulum for a great distance is an ecological preserve that can only be accessed by expensive guided tours. South of that is the states capital city of Chetumal, which is well...a capital city. So you can see why I haven't really ventured very far. It seems I found the perfect place, and if it ain't broke, don't fix it. However, I have to say when I look at the map on this website, I wish there were more lines and dots all over the place. Becky and I are trying to figure out some other places we can go that don't involve an 11 hour bus ride, and that will still keep us around the beach. Until then we are just relaxing at the beaches here in Tulum, enjoying great food and good music.
Today, after spending some time on the beach, my three Italian friends said goodbye, this time for good. It was a little sad to see them head off towards the bus station with their backpacks, but I am glad that now I have Becky here to keep me company.
P.S. I should be able to add more pictures later today, so stay tuned!