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The last excursion of our day at Scape Park was a nature hike to a swimming hole called Hoyo Azul. By this point in the day, I was exhausted. It was a bit of a hike back to the cenote; I was walking so slowly that I was practically crawling! At one point, we had to cross a bridge, and I wanted to quit right then. Thankfully, I didn’t because the view was gorgeous!
The hike was worth it when we arrived at Hoyo Azul. Hoyo Azul (blue hole translated into English) is a sinkhole at the foot of a 65-meter cliff. The water is a stunning shade of turquoise, and the temperature is slightly chilly.
I jumped off the platform into the water instead of walking down the ladder, but unfortunately, there aren’t any photos of it! However, the photographer did snap a few pictures of us swimming. I’m not a strong swimmer, so I opted to wear a life jacket just in case. It turned out to be a perfect decision because I was able to float along in my life jacket, instead of needing to tread water the entire time!
They had a photographer tucked into a corner of the cave taking couple and family photos by request. Andy and I opted to have some couple photos taken, but they were not “sexy” photos by any stretch of the imagination. We were both incredibly sunburned, so we swam in t-shirts and shorts. Needless to say, we won’t be on the cover of a magazine anytime soon! That being said, I love these photos because they are a reminder of such a fun excursion with the love of my life!
If we had to pick just one excursion to do at Scape Park, the Hoyo Azul would be it! It was so fun, and so unlike any activities we’ve ever done before. My only suggestion would be to avoid the sun before your trip to Hoyo Azul so that you can do a photo shoot in the water.
Have you ever swam in a sinkhole?