The Kombi Experience
How cool is it to be allowed to drive around in an old Volkswagen van. And then especially in Mexico, palm trees are waving and a beautiful sea in the background. It is a bit a dream to do this. This dream became reality last Monday. For three days we went on the road with ‘the Kiwi’, our adorable green Volkswagen Kombi.
Meet the Kiwi
Just like every VW van, you have to get to know ‘the Kiwi, which is born in 1983, a little bit. Each VW van has its own user manual, so we first received a detailed explanation from Martin of how to drive it. The Kiwi has a folding roof and you can put the bench down, so a large bed emerges. After an approved test round with Martin, our adventure could begin. You are completely free to drive where ever you want. So it is a good way to see more of Yucatan.
Sleeping on the beach
We felt like real hippies in this cool Kombi, windows open, hair loose and go!! Our first destination was of cours the beach. Unfortunately, due to a thunderstorm we could not stay for long. But when the air cleared up we visited the beach called Xpu Ha. The Kiwi parked between the palmtrees in the white sand, what a picture! We chilled here for a moment, we did some grocery shopping and drove to our first destination to sleep at the end of the day. Obviously a beautiful spot right on the beach, between the palmtrees on Playa Chamicos. The Kombi has all the camping facilities inside, so we cooked on the beach and of course with a Corona!
From cenote too cenote
After waking up with the sea in front of us, we drone the Kiwi towards Valladolid. We visited three beautiful cenotes around Valladolid. Cenote Samula is highly recommended, we were the only one in this cenote which made it extra special. At the top of the cenote there was a hole, where sunlight was shining through. This gave a beautiful sunbeam on the clear blue water in the cenote. So nice! Cenote X’Keken has many stagmites and stalactites, you can also take a dip in the refreshing water here. Finally we went to cenote Ik Kil, this one is super touristy but so beautiful. The cenote is open at the top and from there long plants are hanging down. Looks awesome! You just have to share this view with hundreds of others..
Only one day left..
The last day already, just one day of enjoying the Kiwi. We drove to Kaan Luum, a lake that is sometimes bright blue and sometimes moss green. A cenote is located in the middle of the lake. On the jetty in the water you can chill and jump in the lake every now and then. A wonderful way to start our morning. In the afternoong we drove to Muyil Ruins, which is just a little bit futher way from Kaan Luum. Here you can visit a Mayan ruin, walk through the jungle to the lake and enjoy the beautiful view on the watchtower. Unfortunately we have to deliver the van back to the owners at the end of the day. It was a super cool experience and we got very good tips where to go from Martin, the owner of the vans. Check the above drone videos that we have made in collaboration with The Kombi Experience.