Calakmul to Tulúm – The Adventure Continues (May 2011)

by Lydia Linton Pontius
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We woke early and had a nice relaxing morning at Puerta Calakmul. We were not yet ready to leave this amazing resort. The birds were waking and starting their day so we took the opportunity to walk around and take it all in. The sun slowly permeated the thick trees and the coolness of the dew made for a beautiful start to the day. Later we wandered over to the restaurant and sipped our coffee while a squirrel entertained us just on the other side of the screen. This squirrel had found an abandoned bird nest hanging in a tree between the restaurant and the small pond. He first spent quite some time examining it thoroughly. He would stick his head in and take it out, and look from one side to the other. He then decided what fun it would be to use it as a speed bag. Eventually he made a decision that the nest must be taken down, and he struggled until he succeeded in getting it down to the ground, at which point he quickly lost interest in it.

After our morning show we decided to have a hearty breakfast before heading back to the coast. We ate and met some of the other guests who were passing through touring the Yucatán Peninsula for their first time.

Following breakfast we said our sad farewells and got in the car to head back to Quintana Roo, leaving Campeche and its lovely hills, lush jungles, wonderful people and wildlife behind.

We stopped in Bacalar to visit the eco-resort, Villas Ecotucan, we had heard about and to meet the folks who have an eco-kayak tour. You can do several tours such as sailing in a new traditional Outrigger Canoe  or kayak trips all around Laguna Bacalar. Tours can last an hour or you can camp out from on