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Old 11-02-2005   #1 (permalink)
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Snorkeling around Tulum??

Hi. Heading to Tulum area on Sunday, Nov 6th. We are staying at Sunscape Tulum, our first time that far South. With the closure of Xel Ha, can anyone reccomend a place to snorkel in that area as well as maybe some places of interest off the beaten path? Thanks so much! 4 days and counting!
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snorkling in tulum

Hey Smitty, We snorkeled right off the beach at the sunscape. There are beautiful reefs right off the beach. We also used the dive shop on site and they took us out in their boat, not far off shore to a reef. We have snorkeled other places and it was just a nice, but very convenient. Have fun at Sunscape. I'll be there soon.
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Thanks Cici. We are very excited. Glad to hear the snorkeling is good close by. Thanks again. Smitty
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Forgot his part,,, take the collectivo into Tulum. You can catch it at the entrance to the resort. They will drive you back and forth to the road in a golf cart. Tulum is a nice little town. There are lots of bars on the road into the ruins. We hit them all! Gringo Dave's is fun, AnnayJose's is beautiful. Also, there are some Cabana Hotels south and they have some nice bars on the beach that have gorgeous views of the ocean.
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Thanks. Will do. Thought I read something about bike rentals, is that an option to see some of the area?
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Akumal isn't too far from Tulum. Great snorkeling at Yalku Lagoon, Half Moon Bay, Akumal Bay. Very protected, and I don't think it took too hard a hit from Wilma.
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I seem to remember someone posting a great snorkel map of either Half Moon or Akumal Bay. Was something like Entilhza (?).
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I seem to remember someone posting a great snorkel map of either Half Moon or Akumal Bay. Was something like Entilhza (?).
Thanks for the replies!! We can't wait!
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some of the best snorkeling on the whole coastline is within walking distance just to the north of Sunscape in front of Casa Cenote/Tankah Inn/Blue Sky. Manatee Cenote just behind Csa Cenote is not to be missed if it is clear. I would say a leisurely walk north along the beach of about 20- 30 minutes and you're in snorkel heaven. Casa Cenote was heavily damaged but was supposed to be opening very soon
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some of the best snorkeling on the whole coastline is within walking distance just to the north of Sunscape in front of Casa Cenote/Tankah Inn/Blue Sky. Manatee Cenote just behind Csa Cenote is not to be missed if it is clear. I would say a leisurely walk north along the beach of about 20- 30 minutes and you're in snorkel heaven. Casa Cenote was heavily damaged but was supposed to be opening very soon
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Thanks for the tip on the Sunscape and snorkeling. I wasn't sure where we'd go either; now we know.

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Hey Bumpkin, when are you going to sunscape? we will be there Dec. 3rd if everything is still a go with usa3000.
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DUH!! I just noticed your countdown. Sorry.
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Cici,

No problem, it's early yet. If you get a chance can you check out Manatee Cenote? Another poster elswhere said they had a wall collapse that went into the water. I hope that it's not the case but Id like to hear from someone first hand.

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I seem to remember someone posting a great snorkel map of either Half Moon or Akumal Bay. Was something like Entilhza (?).
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A big thanks to Entilzha for his map. I forgot where it was but remembered seeing it before. I just e-mailed CasaCenote to find out about the conditions there. I don't want to be a rumormonger.
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