Vacation: Cancun Trip, Museo de la Maya & Lagoon

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After an eventful evening, a 45 minute bus ride to the nearby seaside town of Puerto Morelos wasn’t in the cards.  I’d still love to see the Jungle Market someday, but I’m not so much of a planner so as not to recognize when a day of rest and relaxation is needed!   So we scrapped those plans and instead leisurely explored Cancun.

We ate breakfast at a small roadside tortilla stand called Emprequekas, a place I would visit 6 out of the 8 days there, and caught the bus to the Museo Maya de Cancun.

The museum has a great layout and balance of traditional displays and digital media.  Its location in the hotel zone is no accident- when ground was broken to construct a new hotel, Mayan ruins were discovered and so the location became the museum.  As you can see in the first photo, the ruins…

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