Cenote Verde Lucero

This past weekend, my in-laws, Jorge and I decided to travel in search of adventure in La Ruta de Los Cenotes (The Cenote Route), located just south of the town of Puerto Morelos about half an hour from Cancun.

La Ruta de los Cenotes is a small highway that heads further and further inland from the coast, bordered on either side by dense jungle. Along the way, you’ll see rustic signs pointing toward dirt roads leading off the highway to take you out to adventure parks, eco hotels and beautiful cenotes. (If you’re lucky, you might see some unique Yucatan wildlife crossing the road! We saw a pisot and a tarantula.)

After checking out some eco cabins, artisan shops, local farms and winding dirt roads through the jungles of the Yucatan, we finally came across the stunning Cenote Verde Lucero (Green Star Cenote). We got there late, but decided to go in and explore anyway. The cenote had a zipline, a small cliff, bright green waters, several small caves and a beautiful canopy of trees. There were a few groups there already, and they were having so much fun I knew I had to come back soon and spend an entire day here… maybe bring some sandwiches and sodas and 20 of my closest friends.

An entire day at this cenote is only $80 pesos per person (about $7 US dollars). We will definitely be back here with friends and family, although I can’t promise I’ll be doing any cliff jumping!

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Bungee Jumping at Cancun’s Playa Tortugas

So I was organizing all my old photos this weekend (a huge chore) and I came across these babies… some guy bungee jumping at Playa Tortugas in Cancun’s Hotel Zone.

Playa Tortugas is one of the prettiest public beaches in Cancun with some great bars and restaurants, but we never go because it gets super crowded!

I told you it was crowded.

The guy bungee jumping took a good 5 minutes to work up the courage to jump, but the crowd in the water cheered him on!

Working up his courage...

There he goes!

Flying back

And the crowd goes wild!

Have you been bungee jumping? (I’m way too chicken.)