Brian and I rented a house in Tankah Bay. Its the small bay next to Tulum bay - separated by the ruins. We had the pleasure of having family and friends stay within walking distance..as well as some staying with us in the house on and off throughout the week. It was so nice to spend such quality time with everyone. Uncle Paul kept saying all week, "Thank you for getting this crazy family of ours together".
Well, we just thank everyone for coming. The entire week meant so much to us. I (M) got to spend a few days alone with my crazy family that is scattered throughout the US - even 1 in Japan. It made that time very special to me. Brian joined us October 31 - Halloween day with our Colorado Framily and the Omaha guys.
The wedding was exactly what we had hoped for and has its own pic section next. For the following few days up to a week after the wedding some family and friends stuck around which is what we wanted. We did a whole lot of nothign', a little sight seeing, and some diving near Tulum and Cozumel. A great way to spend some chill time before our not-so-relaxing Honeymoon to El Salvador and Guatemala. Here are a few pics of everyone hanging out throughout the rest of the week.
We went to the ruins of Cobá for a day. The site is the nexus of the largest network of stone causeways of the ancient Mayan world. On these quiet and peaceful grounds it´s hard to imagine that Cobá may have once had the largest population of all the ancient Mayan cities. It is different from the other archaeological big sites in Yucatan. First of all, it's situated by four natural lakes, which is a rare sight in the Yucatan. Furthermore, it is not as excavated nor reconstructed as Chichen Itza or Tulum. Coba still has a number of big structures (an estimated 6,500 structures) which remain covered with the growth of the jungle, making it a wild place that truly triggers your imagination. It doesn't see nearly as many visitors as Chichen Itza or Tulum and if you're early you might be all by yourself with only birds, monkeys and the dense jungle to accompany you at these mystical ruins. Rent a fat tire bike and enjoy!