San Crisanto

22 Mar

We wanted to do something special to celebrate our civil wedding, so we decided to take a bunch of our Cancun friends to one of our favorite places … Chabihau. Set on the coast of the state of Yucatan (about 40 minutes north of Merida), this fishing village is where Jorge’s mom grew up and where a lot of his family still lives.

Here are some links to my previous posts on Chabihau:

Yucatan Seafood on New Years

Yucatan Seafood: Ceviche de Chivitas

Chabihau Beach at Sunset

Flamingo Photo Hunt

This time around we did more touristy stuff, with a cenote tour and some exploring. I’ve already posted about Chabihau tons of times here, so today I’ll focus on our trips to the neighboring village of San Crisanto.

San Crisanto has been focusing on tourism for the past few years. They have some interesting tours, beautiful salinas (salt lagoons) that change color with the season, dramatic beaches, addictive coconut pudding, and friendly locals.

This weekend the salina was bright orange

On Sunday we did a cenote tour in San Crisanto, but since that merits its own post, I’ll wait until later this week.

16 Responses to “San Crisanto”

  1. lisa n javi March 22, 2011 at 4:17 pm #

    Hi lisa here. Just found your blog not to long ago. I will be starting my mexico living journey in a couple more weeks. Great pics from your trip.

    • gringation March 23, 2011 at 5:55 pm #

      Hi Lisa! Thanks for visiting, and good luck with your move!

  2. Poetesswug March 22, 2011 at 5:41 pm #

    How beautiful! Makes me sorry I missed all of the other posts at the time that you posted them…but I’m along for the ride now! 🙂

    • gringation March 22, 2011 at 6:19 pm #

      I just posted links to the Chabihau posts in the top part of this post 🙂 Enjoy!

  3. Ang March 22, 2011 at 5:54 pm #

    looks like a pretty awesome place! I had no idea the salt lagoons changed colors – that’s awesome!

  4. Ashlie March 22, 2011 at 8:01 pm #

    Beautiful photos!!

  5. Kristi S March 22, 2011 at 9:21 pm #

    What causes the water to turn orange like that??!!!

    • gringation March 22, 2011 at 9:32 pm #

      The colors of the salinas vary depending on different types of algae, shrimp and other organisms. Nearby, we also saw a bright purple salina.

      In other parts of the world there are salt mining lakes that are bright pink 🙂

  6. joeandharryabroad March 23, 2011 at 11:52 am #

    Ohmygod this is sooo beautiful it’s making me hugely jealous… definitely coming to mexico for our next holiday! xx

  7. Krysten March 23, 2011 at 3:00 pm #

    Wow so beautiful! You make me miss Mexico!

  8. Laurencancun March 23, 2011 at 3:54 pm #

    Great photos 🙂

  9. Julie M. March 24, 2011 at 11:20 am #

    You really do live in a beautiful part of the world. I love coming just to revel in your pictures. Just gorgeous! I’m looking forward to hearing about the cenote.

  10. GRRRL TRAVELER March 24, 2011 at 7:02 pm #

    That beach looks surreal. Love the orange sand– just gorgeous!

  11. Harley March 25, 2011 at 12:35 am #

    I love the photo of the four walking away – it’s a perfect shot. Love your sunshine!

  12. Jose Manuel June 2, 2011 at 4:59 am #

    Hello Gringation. I have been reading your posts and love them. I live in Riverside, California (45min east from Los Angeles. I will be moving to Cancun soon by the ends of October early November. I will be moving with a friend out there who has been there since 2004. My friend suggested to me to make the move then and so I am finally doing the move. I’m interested in your posts to gain any knowledge possible and prepare myself before my departure to my new life experience. Any suggestions would be great.

  13. Angela July 22, 2011 at 3:45 pm #

    excellent posts! We will be arriving in Playa de Carmen next week. Would love to see this! By bus (I assume thats the best way) how long does it take to get there? Years ago we spent a few days in Merida, but I can’t remember how long it took.
    Love your blog 🙂

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