Sorry I haven’t posted in a while. We’ve been planning our move to Placencia, Maya Beach actually, and we decided to do some shopping in Mexico before we go. The thing is Belize charges an exit fee, and then we have to pay duty on whatever we bring back, so we decided to make the trip to Mexico worth it by staying and playing there for a few days. We stayed four nights at the Occidental Grand Xcaret. The grounds were absolutely beautiful and it was all inclusive, but they charged for a lot for the internet (internet not included in the all-inclusive), also they didn’t offer room service. That among a few other things made this place a turn off. We will never stay there again, and I suggest you don’t go there either. The taxi driver on the way to the Occidental was telling us about the guy who owns that place. He owns the Xcaret Park, as well as Xel-Ha and Xplore. The taxi driver told us the guy pays his employees of the park a mere 80 pesos a day. That’s about $6 US a day! Plus he charges the locals the same amount that he charges everyone else. This guy owns a chain of resorts and Eco parks, and we saw a lot of people at Xcaret and Xel-Ha, so I know he’s not hurting for money. Yet he can’t offer free Wi-Fi, or pay his people a decent amount of money. He can’t do like the Monterey Bay Aquarium and offer free admission to the locals twice a year? Anyway, the parks were beautiful, but I won’t be staying at the resort again. I would go to Xel-Ha again. The snorkeling there was fantastic! Oh, and when coming back from Mexico, we got charged an exit fee there too! I had no idea they did that. I don’t recall paying an exit fee last time, but I did fly out, so I wonder if it’s only for people exiting by land. Well at least we didn’t have to pay duty on anything we bought when we got back into Belize. The lady at customs just took a quick look in our bags and let us go. All in all it was a worthwhile trip.