|Half Moon Bay at Akumal|
Driving along the Mexican Federal Highway 307, we stopped in the beach town of Playa del Carmen to stock up on provisions before heading further along the coast. Akumal was our planned destination for the day. The highway leading to the area is in excellent condition; the road approaching the waterfront area of Akumal is another story.
Rambling slowly over the pot-holed and speed bumped (wondering why they bothered with these) covered road, we caught glimpses of the turquoise waters and vibrant bougainvillea as we made our way to our days resting place, the Tanik Condo located along Half Moon Bay.
|View from our room|
Brain coral, steadfastly anchored to the ocean floor, and fan coral flowing back and forth with the surf, along with the brilliantly colored tropical fish, made for a lovely snorkeling experience.
But Akumal was a mere diversion, we had reservations in Xcalak, so the following morning we were back on the road heading south again.