San Crisanto

We wanted to do something special to celebrate our civil wedding, so we decided to take a bunch of our Cancun friends to one of our favorite places … Chabihau. Set on the coast of the state of Yucatan (about 40 minutes north of Merida), this fishing village is where Jorge’s mom grew up and where a lot of his family still lives.

Here are some links to my previous posts on Chabihau:

Yucatan Seafood on New Years

Yucatan Seafood: Ceviche de Chivitas

Chabihau Beach at Sunset

Flamingo Photo Hunt

This time around we did more touristy stuff, with a cenote tour and some exploring. I’ve already posted about Chabihau tons of times here, so today I’ll focus on our trips to the neighboring village of San Crisanto.

San Crisanto has been focusing on tourism for the past few years. They have some interesting tours, beautiful salinas (salt lagoons) that change color with the season, dramatic beaches, addictive coconut pudding, and friendly locals.

This weekend the salina was bright orange

On Sunday we did a cenote tour in San Crisanto, but since that merits its own post, I’ll wait until later this week.

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    • The colors of the salinas vary depending on different types of algae, shrimp and other organisms. Nearby, we also saw a bright purple salina.

      In other parts of the world there are salt mining lakes that are bright pink 🙂

  1. You really do live in a beautiful part of the world. I love coming just to revel in your pictures. Just gorgeous! I’m looking forward to hearing about the cenote.

  2. Hello Gringation. I have been reading your posts and love them. I live in Riverside, California (45min east from Los Angeles. I will be moving to Cancun soon by the ends of October early November. I will be moving with a friend out there who has been there since 2004. My friend suggested to me to make the move then and so I am finally doing the move. I’m interested in your posts to gain any knowledge possible and prepare myself before my departure to my new life experience. Any suggestions would be great.

  3. excellent posts! We will be arriving in Playa de Carmen next week. Would love to see this! By bus (I assume thats the best way) how long does it take to get there? Years ago we spent a few days in Merida, but I can’t remember how long it took.
    Love your blog 🙂

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