Sunday, December 20, 2009
From Palenque, for the second time, we began our journey north and were having trouble deciding where to make a pit stop. After some advice from fellow travelers and a reference to our Lonely Planet and Mexican Camping book we decided we could not pass up this little paradise near the Gulf Coast. Catamaco is a huge lake in the middle of some hilly terrain. This is also the sight of a few Hollywood productions including Apocalypto and Medicine Man. If you have seen either of those you may recognize the the lake with the gorgeous hills behind it. As you can also see in the other picture I managed to catch a rare glimpse of a Mexican Chonga hanging out in the tree behind our van, pretty cool.