Got up to cook-it-yourself breakfast of eggs/pancakes/cereal. The main grill was taking forever to cook so we moved our food over to the burners in the back of the 'kitchen'. After we finished and someone else started to use the burner we had been using, someone who worked there came over and said not to use those burners because they didnt work. The girl argued with him and said they did work 'cause she had just used them. He said that no, there was a gas leak on those, and they could blow us up
. Boy, you'd think they'd have turned off the gas and hung up a sign. But I forgot, this is Mexico. If you blow up it's your own darn fault.
You can also 'burn your own bbq' at the weary:
And they provide free transport to/from the beach:
And free (extremely slow) internet:
Instead of the beach, we opted to try the snorkeling at Akumal and climbed aboard a collectivo.
Arrival at Akumal:
We stored our stuff in a locker at the dive shop, which was nice 'cause they also had bathrooms and a shower. Except for the fact that there were a lot of people and their fins flipping in your face at times, we thought the snorkeling was great. Check it out:
and a cool (even if amatuer) video:
YouTube - Akumal Barracuda
After that, it was back to tulum for a snack before supper:
At some point, we took a gander around Rancho Tranquilo. As the name says, it is very tranquil and is set in the midst of lots of tropical vegetation / fruit trees:
It was very quiet and nice for a budget stay, but there was hardly anyone staying there and we decided we liked meeting all the interesting people at the Weary Traveler better. Plus the Weary included the breakfast and the beach bus.
We ate dinner at some restaurant on the street but that's all I remember about that. Then back to hang out at the common area at the Weary. At some point I took this pic out the bathroom window of the Weary:
Ended day 3 buying a blanket, since I had been chilly at night and hostel only provides sheets. Slept snugly in my blanket. End of day 3.