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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Caribbean Adventures

We look forward to getting away with all our Xango friends each year to far away places with warm beaches, exquisite accomodations and exciting places to explore.
This year was the breathtaking Fairmont Mayakoba, Riviera Maya resort. It sits on an amazing 45-acres alongside the Caribbean Sea in the heart of the Riviera Maya...This beautiful area is not to be confused with Cancun, close but the experience is not at all the same. It is just 15 minutes from Playa del Carmen, a charming town with lots of shopping of many and varied tastes.
While there we also were offered fun excursions like the Xcaret wildlife and nature reserve,Tulum Mayan ruins, Cozumel  and the famous Mayan pyramids of Chichén-Itzá to explore. 








As we explored the resort we experienced five different ecosystems... mangrove, tropical forest, lagoons, water canals and coastal dunes. Much of the property is navigable by lagoon and we took advantage of them several times.  We enjoyed riding in the  'lanchas', as our captain shared some great info about the history of the land as well as the creatures that live there. 
























Bicycles, golf carts and trams transported us to the playa, the pools and any place we prefered to ride to.

The beach was crystal clear and the sand was one of the most beautiful I have walked on...it was truely magical.
 
Look! Tom picked a coconut!! Ha-Ha!
There was so-oooo much more but I'm guessing you can tell, we had a blast.