Our final stops in Mexico included the city of Chetumal and the tallest Mayan pyramid in Central America located in Coba Ruinas on the Yucatan Peninsula.
Days 164-171 Monday-Monday October 1-8, 2007 - Cancun & Playa Del Carmen, Mexico Our much anticipated arrival in Cancun marked the beginning of a relaxing week...
On Thursday morning we took a two hour bus trip from Merida to the small town of Piste, which site about ten minutes from the Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza. When we arrived, it was incredibly hot and we found out that Piste is a very small dingy town, so we opted to take another bus to the larger town of Valladolid about 40km east.
Monday started out with a long bus ride to Campeche only to find the town flooded. Without much choice, we then boarded another bus to Merida where we would spend the next few days poking around.
The Mayan Ruins at Palenque were our first ruins in Central America and still remain among my favorites. Couple massive pyramids with spectacular waterfalls and you get a day we won't soon forget!