Croatia: Swimming in the Adriatic Sea

Croatia: Swimming in the Adriatic Sea

The instant my toes touch the water they are numb. Ah so this is why no one swims here during the off-season, I say to sisters in between shivers ‘Here’ being the Adriatic Sea, the body of water which separates Italy and Croatia. During the summer thousands of tourists flock to Croatia and its hundreds of islands to swim or sail in it’s deep and mysterious, blue waters. The water is crystal clear, the clearest I have ever seen, and so calm. Tiny waves lap onto the pebbly shore creating the relaxing background music of the beach. In the background I can see hundreds of orange roofed houses resting peacefully on rolling green hills. Far as the eye can see are more blue-green islands, small compared to the vast sea and sky. It’s cloudy, but the clouds are finally starting to break letting warm rays of sun peek out warming the air a bit.

Despite the cold, the off-season has its perks. The beach is ours, no one around for miles. Only sail boats and the occasional ferry disturb the serenity of the sea. The weather is still nice, it’s sunny and in the sixties. My sisters and I swim and splash in the cold waters. We leap around rocks and shells until we can no longer stand the cold and then go to dry on the rocky shore. Soaking in the last rays of sunlight, we say goodbye to a wonderful day at the Adriatic Sea.

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Tulum, Mexico

 

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Beach at the Tulum Ruins

“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” – Mother Teresa
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 The Ruins are on the a cliff just feet from the beach. Its an absolutely beautiful place, the water is clear and blue and the sand is so white. Getting to the archaeological site is easy on ADO bus or a taxi collective. Taxi collective from Playa Del Carmen costs only 40 pesos -3 US- (bus is 38) which is very cheap and much more affordable than a tour which costs 150 US dollars. When you get off the bus there are a ton of people who try to get you to buy extra tours which is a tourist trap so be careful. Other wise the entrance fee is 60 pesos -4.5 US- to get see the awesome ruins and beautiful beaches.

 

Thanks for reading 🙂 -Izzy