After a bus ride that really isn't that long at all, you get to switch buses to go up 1 hill which I could have walked but..... You get your tube and walk thru a beautiful lush jungle till you get to the entrance of the cave. You get a little personal with your fellow cavers by hocking your feet under their armpits so we all stay together!!! The cave is very nice with cool water and interesting formations inside. It could have been a little longer but ..... After the lunch was pretty good and then back on the 2 buses home. Shopping again was nice.
Our guide was a Mayan and very proud of his heritage but on one part he started trying to explain the mathematical system they used and it was just so boring and took too long. Otherwise, the ruins were small but you got the jist of it. After that we toured the other side of the island and saw the beautiful beaches and blue water. Got to walk around a little but a way to improve this excursion would be to allow us to dip into the ocean for about an hour. Shopping again afterwards.
Great beach and shopping. Beautiful mahogany wood pieces make great presents!!! Many people don't realize that you can bring a snorkel mask and see beautiful colored fish here o your own!!! There is a wood pier at the end of the beach area extending out to the sea. On the opposite side of that pier from the beach are these fish. You are allowed to go there and it is not dangerous at all. I have done it on 2 different cruises now.