I love Sundays. After my family and I go to a bi-lingual church service in Paamul we usually pick an "adventure" for the day,which is pretty easy to be had here in Riviera Maya real estate.
This past Sunday we opted for a float down an ancient Mayan canal located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site,Sian Ka'an. We departed from an outpost in Muyil,a town just south of the booming town of Tulum.
From here,a panga took us across a large,fresh,clear water lagoon to a Mayan ruin that used to serve as a military checkpoint. Here at the ruins we enjoyed lunch before strapping on our life-jackets to float down crystal clear waterways that the Mayans used for trade from the Caribbean to the land through the lagoons. They also used this water to purify themselves. It's easy to understand why.
The natural current keeps you moving at a brisk,but relaxing pace. My one-year-old son joined us in his own float and loved the whole experience. He even got to see a Great Blue Heron. Our floating cooler also made the trip down with us.
My mother-in-law was shocked by the abundance of bromeliads propped in the mangrove branches hanging overhead. She kept remarking how expensive they are in the States,but how common they seemed to be here. After about an hour of floating,we got back in the panga for a ride back just as the sun was setting. One of our best Sunday "adventures" yet.