Mid month we began a road of adventure South to Bacalar then West to Palenque then South again to San Cristobal and finally West again stopping at Tuxtla. More to come in the next posts...
Family Road Trip begins...
|Apparently everyone wants|
to ride up front
Day 1-2 - Bacalar only 3.5 hours South of Playa del Carmen is well worth a look boasting a long fresh water lake about 30 km inland from the sea. Lots of good eats in town (Mr. Taco, Tacos Locos) and great places to stay, Karalv Hotel, right on the water for about $50 usd a night. Valentina passed away.
|Wish I could|
go out there
|On the water to be sure|
|Oh my, hammock heaven|
|Swings for kids too|
|Free kayaks from hotel|
|On the other side of the lake|
|Nice peacocks, Pavo Reales|
|Great family shot|
|Tasty Mr. Taco in Bacalar centre|
Day 3 - A stop over in Palenque for a subpar lunch at Maya restaurant and a comfy stay at Cabanas Safaris. Pretty straight road and quicker than expected as my silly Here Go GPS initially told us it would take 10 hrs when it actually only took 7 hrs. It should be noted that there are ruins in Palenque, but time did not allow for a quick tour. Also on this day we found out our Music studio was robbed, Shit! My friends Eduardo and Claudia lost 3 guitars, a bass, keyboard, amps and more.
|Nice quiet cabin at Safari's|
Day 4 - San Cristobal, get your jackets on! A windy 200 km of road and 6 hours of traffic and construction made for a long day. Plus the odd kids putting up a rope to stop cars and ask for money in order to pass. I was surprised how quickly the kids dropped the rope when we didn't stop, plus we tailed a police truck for a good amount of time to avoid more rope stops!
|Still got a bit of a view|
|Not much road here|
|Much curvier than this with these mountain views|
|This guy over took us!|
Out on the town for a quick dinner without the kids. San Cristobal is full of restaurants and bars in amongst the lovely colonial setting. Very economic town and stay at El Naranjo Hotel.
|Lovely and 15 deg C|
|A cow and a cat...Dog missing|
|Morning town tour|
|The Cathedral |
Day 5 - Short 100km day to Tuxtla Gutiérrez the capital of Chiapas. Nice stay at Palace Inn Palapal and authentic dinner at Pichanchas. Hurricane Grace hits Tulum and Quintana Roo.
|I just had to go up this wild road|
|Why put the school up here?|
|Not sure what you're up to |
but I'm not giving you any $$
Dinner and a show at Pichanchas in the centre.
|There's a tamal, rice, salad|
A video of where that "not so" lovely music was coming from.
|You can't just order a glass|
|"How was dinner? You two are getting in late?"|
A morning boat tour of Sumidero Canyon before heading to Oaxaca state for a week or so. Beautiful rock walls full of nature and a dam at the end.
|What a pose and the first monkey|
I've seen in Mexico
|Christmas Tree Falls|
|The Hydroelectric Dam|
A dirty move by the tour guides asking for tips at the midpoint of the trip while we are docked at the hydro dam no where near land.
|Get your cash out!|
$20 p each
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