Hi, Julie! There are tons of fun stuff to do. Frankly, some of our guests said that the resort is soo much fun that they did not want to get off the resort. It has water sports, snorkling, volleyball, etc.... we did not get a chance to do any of the stuff they offered, but many of our guest did and they loved it.
As for the excursions - we did Rio Secreto, FANTASTIC!!! It's a system of underground rivers where you can walk and swim. They give you PFD, helmet, flash light, watershoes, and wet suite. We did 1.5 hour tour. We walked the most part and swam for the last 15 minutes. If we could do it over again, I would do 5 hour tour - you get a lot more swimming/floating and snorkling....
Some of our guest went to Coba - resort has two tours one is more history oriented and one sports oriented. Our guests loved both, but it's what they like more. In the sport one you get to do zip lining, kayaking, I think snorkling, but not sure and Coba ruins tour.
Some of our guests did catamaran snorkling (also booked through the resort). They take you towards your snorkling location, you get to see turtles and fishes and then they feed you lunch of lobster (I believe) and serve drinks.
I would suggest planning for tours on your first or second day of vacation since popular tours get booked very quickly.
We, however, did some taxiing around... We got a taxi to Tulum ruins and walked around on our own. You can get a tour guide in different languages right on the spot. There is an awesome view from the ruins. I believe Tulum ruins are the only once right on the ocean. The view is breathtaking. There is a beach right on there, but I would suggest getting yourself to the public beach right beside ruins. There are two entrances to the ruins. One is where most of people get dripped off (you have to walk about 750 meters to the ruins) and then there is another entrance which are known mostly by locals. If you stay with your back to the ocean, walk left on the walking path and you would be able to get to that entrance. You will get out to the road and keep left. Taxi guys will ask if you need any ride and that public beach is very far. But if you are not afraid of walking, the beach is located about 700 meters away (they say 1.2 km, but I think it is less then that). Walk right on the road (there is nowhere to turn anyway) and you will see on your left a huge sign saying public beach. Walk all the way to the bottom of the hill, you will see houses and beach to your left. It is very long and very nice and you can see ruins in the background. We spend their about 2 hours with not a lot of people on it. Where on Tulum ruins beach, there is no place to put your stuff since the beach is very small and there are tons of tourists. NOTE: you can only walk to that beach if you are on your own. You would not be able to skip from the tour.
Originally Posted by Julie2011
Great Review...Makes me so excited...only 8 more day till we leave...ahhh
Any suggestions from past brides on excursions or any fun stuff I should tell my guests to do off the resort?
Can you buy excursion packages at the resort, are they good ones?
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