I’ve had beaches on the brain today. It’s warm out, and my sister is on road trip up the coast of Southern California sending me photos of all of the beaches she’s going to. Fortunately we are going to meet up this weekend, down near Pismo Beach, CA for a few days. I’m desperately hoping we get good weather!
In the meantime I thought I’d share a photo from one of the nicest beaches I’ve been to. This beach is located on the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, an ecological protected zone south of Tulum, Mexico (about 2 hours south of Cancun). The coast is beautiful and pristine, because there are very strict protections on development in the area, and much of the land is limited to ecological researchers. There are no hotels on this section of the coast, so the only option is to stay in the cabins that this organization provides. When I was there, my friends and I stayed overnight in a tent cabin close to the beach. There were only a handful of other people staying on site so that afternoon and the next morning, we had this beautiful beach to ourselves.
The organization also offers different wildlife tours that are great for seeing the different ecosystems of the area. We did a sunset boat tour where we saw many types of birds, a cenote, and even some some archeological ruins. This is a unique area within this highly developed section of Mexico, and it is definitely worth visiting if you are headed to the Yucatan.
Foto Friday is a series where I go back through my archives to share photos that I love either because I think they are beautiful or they have an interesting story. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!