The next day we walked 20 mins up the main road to Tortuga Port. We caught a ferry to Isla de Mujeras.
For $50 usd a day we rented a golf cart and drove all over the island!
One of our stops was the Turtle Farm. They raise baby turtles and then release them.
They also have a great aquarium with many other fun critters!
Here are the turtle egg nests.
These poor little guys were born with deformed shells.
Needless to say, I wanted to take them all home!
The island was beautiful.
The next day we went to Xcaret, a ecological and cultural theme park 45 mins south of Cancun.
We had an incredible buffet for lunch. And the Jaguars were our lunch mates. We ate 50 feet from there habitat.
Xcaret also had adventures where you could pay to play with the dolphins. It looks fun. definately on our "to do" list.
The park also had beautiful beaches and swimming areas.
The Coral Aquarium was spectacular.
Our day started at 5:30am and we were at the park until 9:30pm so we found a few chairs and took a quick rest.
This lemur was just running free in the park.
All through out the park there was cultural exhibits... including actual live mayan warriors :)
The plants and trees in the park were outrageous!
I loved the baby flamingos. They haven't eaten enough shrimp and developed their pink feathers so they are still grey and fluffy.
We sat in one of the many restaurants and drank a few beers while we watched a horse show.
That evening we watched an amazing show on the history of Mexico. Here Ed is posing with one of the Mayan warriors. (he was a little shocked when I told the warrior to pretend he was cutting off Ed's head)
The next night we took a Caribbean Carnival Party Cruise. We drank and danced on a boat that took us over to Isla de Mujeres for a great dinner and show.
Ed and a few others were called up on stage to each sing a song.
This man and his son sang a Mexican song.
Ed danced and posed
Then sang "Red-necked Mother"
Afterwards the host joked around and told the audience that Ed was a famous archeologist who worked on the the Chichen Itza Mayan ruins. The rest of the night tourists kept coming up congratulating Ed and asking for pictures of him ..lol... way too much drinking on that cruise!
We ran into many iguanas during our trip. Most were at least 1.5 ft to 2 ft long. They were amazing.
Then our last day.....
Our last afternoon we just spent relaxing at a lounge on the beach.
And alas... our vacation is over.... but the memories live on...