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  1. Katie
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    I’m green with envy, Jo! I spent a lot of time in Cancún and Cozumel. Cancún was just getting started. Playa del Carmen was a town where you could only get gasoline from the pharmacy. On the beach, there was one solitary picnic bench.

    Cancún, Oh, it was so gorgeous and laid back! One time, I had the entire little pyramid at Tulúm all to myself.

    Have you ever returned?

  2. john
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    Your experience was very similar to mine. I was amazed too when after bouncing over the ocean all of a sudden there were many boats. There were big swells that mad swimming tough even for a strong swimmer. The most intimidating part was being in the water around so many boats with outboard props. I actually thought that part was pretty risky. I did get to see a wall of Manta rays which was awesome. I am looking into Isla Holbox now!!

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  4. Mary Ellen
    Mary Ellen at | | Reply

    Surprised you don’t mention Bahia de Los Angeles on the east side of the Baja peninsula. That is a major area for whale sharks during August-October.

  5. Susan @ Travel Junkette
    Susan @ Travel Junkette at | | Reply

    Fantastic post, Jo! This is SO high on my life list — bookmarkingright now! xoxo

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