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Secret Tulum Cenote

Cenotes are one of my favorite features of the Yucatan Peninsula. Remember Gilligan's Island, the show about some castaways on a tropical island? Well, I think that's where I acquired my fascination with tropical climes. This American TV series ran for only 3 years in the 1960's, but ran in syndication throughout the 70's and 80's. For a little girl in often snowy Michigan, this tropical paradise seemed like heaven on earth and that's how I feel about Mexico, and cenotes in particular.

Cenotes seem to embody all the beauty of a tropical paradise; crystal clear waters, a jewel in the middle of the jungle decorated on the edges with heavy green vegetation, birds flitting about, fish swimming just below the surface, sunlight glittering on the water. And really, what more could you ask for?

No visit to Mexico is complete without a trip to a cenote to take a dip in the cool, clear waters. This year Jonathan and I went looking for a cenote we had visited a year back,…

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