From Leon, I flew to Cancun and then took a 3 hour bus ride to visit a friend, Manon, living in Valliodad – a town of approx 45,000. A very mexican town with few tourists, I enjoyed sitting in the park around the corner from my friends house, watching the families in the cool evenings. The children liked riding in these little cars that could be rented there.
My friend rented a lovely little colonial house for very reasonable rent.
We visited the San Lorenzo Cenote – sinkholes found all over the Yucatan penisula. Some are at ground level, and others deep in the ground, with stairs to get to the water.
From Valliodad, I went next to Isla Holbox, on the northern tip of the Yucatan penisula. Chiquila, the place to catch the ferry was a little out of the way. It took a bus, taxi collective, bicycle rickshaw, and another bus to reach there.
A little boy had a good business running to the store to buy us beer while we waited for the boat to leave.
Unfortunately it rained and the flooded streets were difficult to navigate, so I only stayed 2 nights.
Back on the bus to Merida – 5 hours with some entertainment.