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Published: December 11th 2015
We're staying at a lovely hotel (Sunbreeze) in San Pedro. It's right on the beach, with a pool and a shady garden area with hammocks. It's also really close to all the main things in town, where everyone seems to drive a golf buggy... We've never seen so many!
Our first day here was really relaxing, sitting reading, admiring the view and swimming. And eating. And drinking. Lovely!
Today we got adventurous and went on a boat trip to the barrier reef. There were just two other people, and the boat had a glass bottom. The first stop was shark ray alley, where we snorkelled with nurse sharks, sting rays and lots of fish. Amazing to see them up close, but a lot of other snorkellers around and it was a bit daunting to jump in to start with having never snorkelled properly before! We then headed to the cut through the reef in Hol Chan, and only the two of us, and our guide, opted to snorkel. It was absolutely magical, floating along the sides of the cut amongst different shapes of coral with many different types of fish - lots of shapes, colours
The view from our hotel!
and sizes. The fish didn't seem at all bothered by our presence and swam really close to us. Looking daft in the hotel pool earlier in the holiday paid off as I'd got the hang of the snorkel and was able to take lots of photos, quite a few of which look ok on the camera, but we don't have the technology with us to get them uploaded here! On the way back we saw a turtle and several yellow starfish through the bottom of the boat.
We had lunch from Celi's deli (including ice cream!) before walking quite a long way south along the island as the sun set. We saw fireflies and a hermit crab! After dinner and a cocktail we strolled along the beach, stopping to listen to some reggae, karaoke and country music from beachside bars.
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