On our last day in Cancun we decided that no trip to Mexico was complete without a little bit of history. There were only three things that I definitely wanted to do in Cancun, zip-lining (check), swim in a cenote, and visit the ruins. The last day was my chance to check the last two things off my list. Seriously, how can you visit a country and not experience the culture. They had so many different types of tours that took you out on the long drive to see the ruins, we chose one that gave us the chance to not only see a sunken cave, but also the chance to swim in one. This was possibly my favourite part of the whole trip. Though the drive was long (two hours!) it was worth it. Chitchen Itza is so beautiful! We also had the chance to visit a Mayan community to learn a little bit about the history before going to the ruins, it’s amazing how these structures were built. I was a little disappointed that they no longer allow people to climb the pyramid but nevertheless grateful for the experience.
The visit to the cenote was amazing, I was definitely in my own world ready to dive into the water. I was surprised how many people there were, most of them just taking one jump into the freezing water and then just watching the people around them. Me on the other hand, I proceeded to jump in a few more times and just relaxed in the water for a bit, taking it all in. The water was definitely cold, no understatements but it was also extremely fresh and refreshing. Given the experience all over, I would definitely do it again!