Our second excursion from our boat was to Cozumel, an island off Mexico, in which Mexicans have jokingly claimed it’s not a part of Mexico due to the large amounts of tourist the island receives every day.
Julie and Jimmy had separate plans for their day. Meanwhile, Jon and I had wanted to make both of our excursions to be related to Mayan history. To keep this in line, we went to the San Gervasio Mayan Ruins located on Cozumel. These ruins were barely impressive after having seen Chichen Itza the day before. The one thing to keep in mind is that the site still hasn’t been fully excavated yet. This means that we were only able to see part of what has been restored. Our tour guide was excellent and she provided us with the most interesting parts of the ruins which made up for a lack of physical awe.
Following the Mayan ruin tour, we were brought to a stunning beach, pleasantly remote and removed from the rest of the tourists. It’s water was blue, so blue that you can nearly see right through it. The sand was warm and soft and so pleasant. We relaxed on the beach, reading books, and occasionally hopping into the warm water!’
It was a quick excursion and before you know it, we are back on the boat. We met back up with Julie and Jimmy for lunch and to go on the waterslides that were available on the top deck of the boats. There’s something about being the only adults partaking in an event that is super fun!