We ventured onto a neighbouring hostel, where we were offered a two man tent and two hammocks. The awkward moment of which do you want occurred between us and we struck it lucky with the tent, with a view of the lake thrown in for free. The next day we chilled out by the seven colours lake, enjoying the sunshine.
Tulum was our next stop, and the first time we pre booked accommodation! The cute little town is very touristy but still has it's charm. We hung out in the scorching sun, and went snorkelling with turtles and stingrays. Bright and early the next morning we went scuba diving in a local cenote, Dos Ojos. A cenote is like a cavern with crystal clear fresh water, like an underwater cave. It was a specular dive with the sunlight shining through the openings and creating the most beautiful colours in the water. We chatted the ears off our instructor (of course) and we all went for lunch after with invites to Ireland and Chile ( his country) thrown in!
New Years Eve approached quickly and we stupidly had booked a flight out of the airport at 8am on New Years Day (don't ask us why, we don't know!). We decided the only job was to party all night and straight to the airport, at least we would be on time for check in! Our friends from Bacalar, Rochelle and Thomas, kindly offered to store our bags in their hostel, which we gratefully accepted. We also jumped in with the hostel crew, all making friends after a game or two of kings drinking game. We headed for the strip of Cancun, which is like Las Vegas! All open air clubs, dancers, music blaring. We picked the cheapest one and made use of our free drink with entrance fee. Atmidnight we re grouped on the beach and brought in the new year!
Within a few hours, we were trying to sleep on a cold, very air conditioned airport floor already dreading the hangover! It was worth every second though. Viva Mexico!