After pouring over my Mapchick maps, looking through all of LG's things to do and see, and reading all of your suggestions, I have decided that in order to possibly do all the things we want to do, we'll have to extend our vacation. Like maybe by a year or two! lol I wish. Given that we only have a week, guess we'll have to save some things for return trips!
We've decided on ruins, beaches, and snorkeling trips. Now I'm really stuck at which cenotes to check out. We want to do some near PM, since we're actually staying north of PDC. Siete Bocas looks really interesting, as do a few others. We're looking for one to hit for snorkeling on the way back from Tulum and there are so many! I like the cenotes that are more underground than swimming holes, and without having to zipline or rappel to get in. Seeing some fish would be a plus, but the formations of stalactites and stalagmites would make us more than happy. I've been looking at Grand, Dos Ojos, Aktun Chen, LaHabna, and Rio Secreto. All of these look like they have some cool formations from the pics I've seen, but then some of those pics may have been from divers, or the dry cave walks. Also, there are some big variances in prices, so I'm wondering if the more expensive ones are worth the extra price. Are any harder to find, easier or more difficult access to the actual water? We'll have a rental car, so unless the roads are really bad, that won't be an issue. Any pros and cons on any of these cenotes, or suggestions for other ones would be greatly appreciated!