Saturday, February 20, 2010

Scenic Sunday..Costa Maya

From my archives Costa Maya was one of our stops on our western Caribbean cruise. During our visit there we took a shore excursion ( a bus ride 73km west of Costa Maya) to the Chaccoben ruins. The ruins are surrrounded by jungle which is the habitat for various critters such as the howler monkey, fox, deer, armadillo, ocelet and the jaguar. There was a path that took us past three excavated pyramids and different walls and staircases. Settlement by the Maya at the site is estimate at 200 BC and the structures date from 700 AD.











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28 comments:

  1. The sea is a fabulous colour and those ruins wow centuries old.

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  2. Fantastiche foto !!!!!!
    Bhe, in questo momento un viaggio mi piacerebbe molto farlo !!!

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  3. Awesome ruins. I saw Mayan ruins at Chichtzen Itza, Tulum and Palenque. THere is something fascinating yet almost errie about these ancient sites. Love that turq blue water.

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  4. We have also been to Costa Maya, but we just stayed at the harbor. We'll have to take the excursion if we ever get back there. Those ruins look really neat.

    Happy weekend!!

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  5. Your photos looks a lot warmer than mine :)

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  6. How beautiful this is. I love it. I've never been there but I sure would like to go. :)

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  7. Your header shot is a sight for snow-blind eyes! Love the color of the water.

    Looks like it was an interesting shore excursion. Would love to visit the ruins some day...another one for my list! =)

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  8. Very beautiful places, it seams that you have traveled a lot.

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  9. I thought I commented on this and how beautiful it is. But if I didn't it is wonderful. I love them all and the ocean is just so scenic :)

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  10. It's so nice to travel with you.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  11. It must have been a great experience cruising the Caribbean. You got some fabulous shots.

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  12. That cruise must have been great.
    I remember watching one of the Survivor series.

    Where are you going next? Down under to New Zealand? We also have cruises.

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  13. Intriguing place to visit! I so love wandering ruins and imagining the secrets they hold!

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  14. Great shots of interesting and beautiful places:)

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  15. Interesting place to visit, Eileen! Oh wow, a cruise, aren't you just lucky! Well, we are too because you have shared those lovely photos with us! Have a nice Sunday! :)

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  16. What fun adventure! I love to explore ruins and learn about its history!

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  17. wow, so beautiful, what a lovely place you've got Eileen..

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  18. How beautiful! I see you're thinking of warmer climes--can't blame!

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  19. Thanks for sharing your photos. That is one place I will only see by reading books and blogs

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  20. Fantastic! You're always taking us to such amazing places :)

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  21. What a beautiful place! Love the blue seawater . thanks for sharing

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  22. How wonderful to see the ruins close up! It must have been an awesome trip.

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  23. Absolutely gorgeous, and what a great place to see, even just over the internet.

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  24. Hi Eileen, we took the same excursion. I like Costa Maya especially near the port but there really isn't much outside it, isn't it?...Christine

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  25. WOW! These are amazing! I love old ruins... so fascinating.

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  26. wonderful! my eyes were pleased this morning with such beautiful view..

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  27. Wow, like in the indiana Jones movies! Must have been quite an trip :)

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