I have been quite surprised and enchanted by the recent trend here in the Riviera Maya towards putting ones feet in a tank of small fish that hungrily eat anything off your feet they can nibble on, leaving your skin feeling soft and supple for days.
My friend swears by these “treatments” and has one whenever she has the time to enjoy one in town. She asked the clerk in the store about the fish and was told they were very special fish and cost about $250 pesos each, which is about $20 dollars mas o menos per fish…
Upon closer scrutiny of these unknown-til-now fish I realized they looked awfully similiar to those ones that can be found nibbling on your swimsuit and snorkeling equipment in many of the local cenotes.
My friends and I now enjoy our treatments swimming in any of the local swimming holes called “cenotes” that are found in the Riviera Maya. You will be nibbled on for hours by these wonderful little workers as you glide through the healing waters coming up from underground springs and caves.
There are many cenote sites along the Riviera Maya and very near to Tulum as well… Just to the south of Tulum on the main highway is a hidden little gem of a cenote still “undiscovered” by the tourist companies, and where one can enjoy a private swim and fish treatment.
Some of the other more popular sites are the “Car Wash” and Grand Cenote heading on the road to Coba out of Tulum.
It is so fantastic to think that one can enjoy a trendy treatment right outside your door, with nature greeting you and treating you to her finest of luxuries.