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The Yucatan Peninsula- Exploring Mayan ruins and cenotes

We spent a week of our Christmas holidays (and a few days due to unexpected flight cancellations!) in the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. We had a great time, although we encountered some lousy weather toward the end of our trip. It was one of these trips where we had to improvise! As typical for us, we moved around a few times during the week and got to enjoy different sights of the Yucatan Peninsula. We started in Cancun, where we arrived on a late afternoon. We spent the night at a standard beach hotel called Hotel Calypso which was OK for one night. It had the benefit of being easy access to a local Mexican restaurant, nice for late dinner. In the next morning, after waking up early because of jetlag, we were able to enjoy a quick walk to the beach and a swim in the hotel pool. Kids were happy to test their new snorkel gear in preparation for the cenotes. By mid-day, we made our way to Tulum. We had booked late in the season, so we couldn't find good accommodation in the beach ho