Akumal, Xcacel, and Cenotes

On Saturday, 5 of my classmates and I went on an excursion through our school. First stop:

Cenote #1. A cenote is like a natural spring and there are lots of them in this part of Mexico. The water was so clear and felt so good! Here I am with 3 of my classmates, Laura, Paula, and Doris:

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This is me and my British friend, Laura, thinking about jumping.

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This is me jumping. Whoohoo!

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This is Laura jumping.

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Second stop:

Cenote #2. It was in Xcacel (ish-kuh-shell), really near the beach.

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But to get there we had to walk thru the jungle.

First the jungle looked like this,

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then it looked like this

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and this! I had never seen anything like it.

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Finally, we made it to cenote #2.

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After swimming in the cenotes, we went to swim on the beach in Xcacel. It was one of the prettiest beaches I’ve ever seen. None of us wanted to leave!

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After Xcacel, we went to Akumal, a little beach town that’s famous for snorkeling.

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Why does everyone snorkel there? Because there’s HUGE turtles!!

The first time I went out, I see a sweet reef, but no turtles. Our guide was nice enough to go out again with me, and this time I saw 4 big turtles, a baby turtle, and a manta ray! I’m not a huge animal person, but this was one of the coolest things I have ever seen. I wish I had had an underwater camera.

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After Akumal, we came back to Playa, went out to dinner, and then called it a day. A very good day! It was a wonderful way to end a grueling week of class.

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