Two of my good friends from Seattle (and one of my favorite couples ever!) had a destination wedding in Riviera Maya, Mexico.
Here's a little video I put together of the few days we spent exploring the areas up and down the coast around Tulum while in town for Mike & Kami's wedding, followed by a few photos :)
I think my favorite parts were: swimming with sea turtles in Akumal (not in the public beach area.. avoid!)
and sailing and getting caught in a massive rain storm
We got away from the crowded tourist areas of Cancun and headed down towards Punta Allen in a rental car. The beaches here were empty and felt untouched except for a few (amazing) homes along the beach.
One thing you see when you get away from the resorts (who clean their beaches multiple times a day) is the amount of plastic that washes ashore. I'm a firm advocate in reducing our use of plastic, particularly when it comes to things that we use one time.
Plastic is something that can never be broken down, it never goes away, yet we are constantly using it for things that are instant garbage (water bottles, hotel shampoo bottles, etc). Take a look at the below photo to see what is washing ashore in this beautiful ocean, and getting in the environment and bodies of animals.
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