SWIMMING IN GRAND CENOTE, TULUM

On Monday morning, we got up early to be the first to arrive at Grand Cenote. As someone who loves the water and the the entire concept of oasises [I feel like that should be 'oases' but I'm just going to roll with the former], I was basically crazed with anticipation.

In order to arrive by 8am, we took at taxi from our hotel at 7:30am. It seems as though the beach stretch of Tulum is populated by late-starters, as there was next to no traffic on the roads and we arrived with many minutes to spare. In some sort of cruel coincidence, the opening time turned out to be 8:10am... which resulted in an extended wait that basically felt like an hour. 

Well worth the wait.