|The view from the ramparts at Tulum down to the beach.|
July 5: Left Casa Cenote, and with a little help from Sam's mom and an old bank card, managed to buy our way out of the beach and head further south for the rest of the week. First we took a quick side trip to Tulum, kind of digging the flexibility of nowhere to go, with no plans at all. For me, the site was much more interesting than Chichen Itza, but that's just because of its spectacular setting. Hard to beat 1,000-year-old ruins cheek by jowl with incredibly clear water and the chance to walk down from the ramparts for a swim.