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Tankha & Akumal ~ Tuesday Day 4

We picked up our white VW bug at VIP for our journey south, reservations I made over the Internet. We paid $105.US for 3 days, unlimited miles, tax & insurance. Back to the hotel to grab our stuff and we were off to the Akumal lagoon to snorkel. On the drive south we saw (and hit) many black and blue butterflies, they were so beautiful.

The Yal-Ku Lagoon

The Yal-Ku lagoon is beautiful!! We had the place all to ourselves:>) Be careful though, it's a little tricky getting in and out. We saw a bunch of fish!! A huge colorful one hiding in a cave that we couldn't get in, but I guess he knew that:>) It's best to use just your feet/fins when snorkeling in this helps not to mix the fresh and salt water togther, making it hard to see. We snorkeled for about 2 hours then headed to Lol Ha for lunch.

See the fish?

Lol Ha just opened as we ordered 2 Dos XX to celebrate our nice snorkel. Ed ordered the mixed cheviche and the chicken flautas (sp?) for me.....well, the view was good:>) My chicken taquitos tasted just like the frozen kind I ate when I was a kid, yuk! Chicken pate` on the inside! Nothing I'd expect from a little beach restaurant in Mexico. Ed's mixed cheviche was just okay and didn't taste that fresh. He drowned it in pico and lime. Maybe it was just an off day or Lol Ha is great for kicking back enjoying the view and having a few:>) Off to Tankha to check in to Casa Cenote!!

Lol Ha beach view.

This beautiful painted building is located on the road to the lagoon.

We walked up to the Casa Cenote restaurant and picked up the key to our casita #1. Opened the door and ahhhhh, what a view.....what a view from the bed! It was a nice open room with sliding glass doors, a screen and white flowing sheers. There's a little round port window on the side wall. Nice sized bathroom with lovely tile and soft towels. I later asked Peggy (the owner) if she did all the decorating and she did. Mayan art by Juan is hung over the bed and a plaque on the night stand. Terra cotta tile floors, a beautiful palm and the most comfy bed in Mexico, but my feet still hung over:>) Open the sliding doors to a little tiled patio with a hammock chair just steps away from the beach. Awesome!!!

Not the best pic, but can you see that view through doors?

The view from our Casita

Beach view from the restaurant.

We had plans to travel further south for the afternoon, but plans change. We just hung out, swam in the cenote, enjoyed some Dos XX's at the restaurant, walked up and down the beach and just enjoyed each other and the view:>) The sunset that night was so colorful.

An end to another great day.

Ed had reserved a lobster for dinner earlier that afternoon with one of the waiters, he couldn't wait to sink his teeth into it. The bread served before dinner was so warm and soft, we tried not to eat it all before we were served our main course:>) Ed's lobster was delicious and I'm not a lobster lover. I had the shrimp cooked in garlic with fresh asparagus and rice.......also delicious! They had torches lit around the restaurant, it was just so beautiful.

During dinner both Gary and Peggy (the owners) came over to introduce themselves, ask if there was anything we needed and if we liked coffee in the morning. Peggy said the coffee would be delivered to our room around 8:30am. Gary also informed us that the snorkeling gear and the use of the kayaks were included in our stay. We felt like we were staying at a bed & breakfast with all the personal touches. They have a beautiful place and were wonderful hosts....we can't wait to return. We finished dinner, split a piece of chocolate cake and headed out to the beach to gaze at the stars.

Stars!! We've never seen so many!! Just like at the beginning of "Star Wars". Unbelievable! Ed was in sheer heaven. It seemed as if you could just reach out and touch them. When we found our way back to our casita, a candle fairy had lit all the candles. (Thanks candle fairy!) romantic, sweet dreams:>)

Tomorrow...........beach hopping and Playa del Carmen!

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