We start our day at the man-made lagoon in Playa Del Carmen which is an artificial reef you can swim and snorkel in. It even has a zip-line for those looking for something more adventurous. After some time lazing around the lagoon, we headed off to see Chichen Itza. It was raining pretty heavily by the time we got there but that didn’t stop us from having a great time exploring those ancient Mayan pyramids. After Chichen Itza we took the tour bus to one of the many cenotes near Playa Del Carmen. A cenote is a sinkhole in the ground that becomes filled with groundwater – basically a massive, naturally occurring swimming pool. I think the kids loved the cenote more than the lagoon. We swam around for a bit and then went back to town and got some photos in front of the picturesque local architecture before it got dark.