Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Bryce, Sarah, Sally & Sammy Ayres came for a visit. They were her two weeks, staying with us on both ends of their vacation. Spent the middle week (Sat to Sat) at the Royal Islander Resort. see www.royalresorts.com.
The pictures below were taken by Bryce on the trip to Xcaret .. A magic place to see the local animals,ie: Monkeys, Crocodiles, Jaguars, Panthers, Butterflies, many different birds and domesticated animals like horses and cattle.
Xcaret is a true marvel. With underground rivers to float, lagoons to snorkel and swim and a large aquarium with a Sea Turtle preserve. They have Mayan ruins to explore complete with a working Mayan village and the ancient ball game. The night show is a history of the region and national folk dancing and music.
This is #1 on my list of attractions here on the Maya Rivera.
We enjoyed the company and hope that a good time was had by all.
Bryce and Sarah Ayres
Sarah and Sammy at Xcaret

Sally having a Mexican Slurpee!

Toucans are local also

Parrots are common as Robins in the States

Vultures are the Mexican Eagle

Flamingos are found in the marsh lands on the coast

Sea Turtles are captured at birth and raised until they are about 12 inches in diameter and released to the Caribbean. The sanctuary is very large. They return about 20,000 per year to the sea.

 Mayan ruins are being reconstructed to show the culture of the early Mayans.
No Mayan here! That is Sammy up on the ruins.

Brahma bulls are a common livestock in the area.

1 comment:

  1. Great pictures--what a wonderful place to visit. There is so much to see and do. You and Becky are the perfect hosts. We appreciate your hospitality and all. Love, Anna