Our next stop was Emerald Coast on October 25th, we stayed in a Ocean view park and visited more mayan ruins.
October 26 we stayed in Veracruz
El Tahin Ruins
On October 28 we toured Catemaco and took a boat tour to nearby islands to visit various species of monkeys and spotted some Macaws.
On October 29 we were in Villahermosa and visited a park rich in Mayan history where archeologist uncovered sculptured stone heads from the Mayan culture.
October 30 and 31 were much needed rest days after all these tours. We stayed in Isla Aguada and treated ourselves to a massage and a fabulous seafood dinner on the beach.
November 2 we toured the city of Campeche, a nice city, more modern that we have seen yet. At night they have a light show at the fort where they fought the Spanish. Visited a cemetary to celebrate the annual “La Muerta”
November 3rd we headed to Uxmal, after Guanajuato this place ranked among my favorite. The RV park is nestled beside a resort so the pool and restaurant were excellent. The ruins to explore are on the same property and if you wanted an added tour there is also a chocolate factory on site.
Of course in Mexico you must visit some of the beautiful Haciendas.
Hacienda Yaxcopoil, Carretera Merida-Uxmal
Arrived in Merida November 5, we are now getting into more modern, more tourist areas. Our RV park was located across the street from a large shopping mall with and ice skating rink in the middle which was strange to see at first. We went from ruins, jungle, pyramids, nature to large mall. After being in quaint local cities and all their charm, a tour of this city did not impress us. In the evening we visited Canadian friends who have a home in Merida.
Back to nature and history on November 7th and 8th in Chichen Itza, always something new to discover at each pyramid site and swimming in IK KIL Cenote was a great experience.
On November 9 we stayed in Pamul, the park was on the ocean and we were blessed with 30 amp service to run our Air Conditioner and a great opportunity to swim and skin dive. But our visit was cut short because it rained, so we moved on to the next site.
Monkey crossings on the Way to Pamul
November 12th to 15th again was down time. The RV site was overlooking a bay across to the Ocean. It was peaceful, quiet, had great food, one of the best places we stayed but poor for services. We have found that in Mexico perfect is rare, there is always a fine balance between the view, the services, the food, the location, you can’t have it all. November 13 we went on a boat tour on Lake Bacalar, the lake of seven colours. The lake is fed by several Cenotes, those parts of the lake are dark because of the depth and the shallow areas troughout are turquoise. Amongst this some areas are Sulphur Baths. The rained held out in our favor and we were able to swim.