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The Perfect Day in Tankah near Tulum

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Take a dip in Manatee Cenote on your way home from Tulum

Headed to the Tulum ruins you blow right past the turn on Highway 307 for Tankah.  Tankah is a secluded residential area. Aside from vacation rentals, there is Casa Cenote Restaurant, and their dive shop.  Casa Cenote Restaurant is an institution  in these parts having been around for about 20 years serving up cheese burgers in paradise and BBQ on Sundays.

Right across the street is Manatee Cenote.  Now this author has never seen a manatee there, no matter how many margaritas I have drank at Casa Cenote, however people have seen manatee in this cenote.  This cenote has a long run. A long run means that the cave water that comes out of the cenote has a long surface pool you can swim, snorkel, and on rough days divers will dive here.  On a hot day it is the perfect place to jump in and cool off.  There is a nominal entry fee.

If you are a birder, the mornings and afternoons are an excellent time to watch the regional water birds. One of the great birds to post is the Roseate Spoonbill.

Tankah is a lovely area if you are seeking a quiet vacation spot. Check out the vacation rentals in the area, or email us with any questions you may have.

Paulina is a crazy animal lover who has been living in the Riviera Maya for over 9 years. Her expertise is designing unique vacations for travelers and visitors. This comes from her desire to share her area knowledge, local restaurant secrets, and cool cultural experiences that have been a large part of her life on the coast. Paulina never sits still on her day off as she feels there is always something to see, a new beach to check out or a new restaurant to try. She loves answering questions and helping you plan your next vacation. [email protected]

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