February 16-23, 2018

It’s no surprise why Cancun is one of Mexico’s most popular areas!

Cancun is famous for its stunning beaches, warm waters, and vibrant nightlife, while Chichen Itza boasts impressive Mayan ruins and a glimpse into Mexico’s rich history.  While in Cancun, you can explore the nearby Riviera Maya, take part in water sports like snorkeling and parasailing, or shop at the local markets. In Chichen Itza, you can take a guided tour of the ruins and learn about the ancient civilization that once called it home, or take a dip in the nearby cenotes.

We traveled to Cancun out of Tijuana which made it super easy and quicker to get there. Not to mention a cheaper airfare. We arrived at our hotel The Club Sunset Laguna Suites Golf and Spa.  This a small boutique hotel a bit off the main drag. But it’s nice and has a lovely pool in the center with swim up bar for refreshing cocktails. 

The next day was jammed packed.  We started off on a all day Adult Booze Cruise. This was on a large catamaran that set sail for Isla Mujeres. On the way we danced, cocktailed, stopped and snorkeled in the beautiful warm clear Cancun waters. Isla Mujeres is a cute little island just off of Cancun.  You can see the whole thing by golf cart in a about an hour. There are lovely little spots to stop and take photos and we made sure to go by The goddess Ixchel statue, to say a prayer for my friend. Ixchel is known as the goddess of childbirth and fertility as well as of medicine.  (Little did we know at the time my friend was newly pregnant!)

That evening we went to Coco Bongo! This show is worth the money.  It is on the level of Vegas, maybe even better.  It is known for its lively atmosphere, music, and performances by acrobats and dancers.  It is definitely a place to go if you’re looking for a fun night with friends or family.  It’s a must do!

While in Cancun you have plenty of time to lay around either on the beach and check out the beach pool parties or sit by the pool and relax. Get a massage, nap in a hammock, have some lunch. We did all the above. One night we ate at Lorenzillos, I highly recommend if you like seafood. This resutrant has been around for 20 years. It sits right on the water. It was lovely and we even saw fireworks in the distance.  Another fabulous spot for dinner while in Cancun is Harry’s Prime Steakhouse.  We ate here on our last night and it was by far the best food of the entire trip!

We made our way to Xoximilco, which is a Mexican-themed park that offers a unique experience of floating through canals on trajineras (gondola-like boats) while enjoying traditional music, food, and drinks. It’s a great way to experience Mexican culture and have a fun time. It’s basically a dinner party on a small boat with music, a guide and fun, entertaining people.  We loved it!

Lastly, for our time well spent here in beautiful Cancun we booked a tour to Chichen Itza. This is a must visit destination as it is one of the WONDERS of the world. Chichen Itza Mayan temple took over 200 year to build. Made with limestone, wood, and human strength. This is one the largest and most well-preserved Mayan ruins in Mexico, and it is just a few hours from Cancun.

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