So I’ve briefly mentioned a few times that we were looking to take a tropical vacation in February and then I also mentioned last week that we are going to Mexico! We booked the trip a couple of weeks ago and it’s to Cancun for five nights and six days. We got a wicked deal using Living Social for the resort and Air Miles for the flights and I’m SOOOOO excited to get away (above is a photo taken from our resorts website).
We started talking about taking a tropical, all-inclusive vacation in September or October and I had been keeping my eye out for deals ever since. You see, I am a super cheap/frugal/money-watching kind of person and I even struggle with it when we’re traveling (on our honeymoon I was totally eyeing prices on the menus when we went out to eat!) so that was one reason an all-inclusive appealed to us and the other reason was because we’ve never really taken a truly relaxing vacation together, they have all been go-go-go! Plus I have never been on a beach/all-inclusive vacation before! Eric went to Puerto Vallarta seven years ago and loved it. It’s also been the coldest and snowiest winter we’ve had in a few years up here, so getting away to the beach is sounding really good right now! Needless we’re both very excited for a relaxing six days in Mexico!
However, if you know me at all through reading this blog you know that I can’t go to a brand new place and not plan SOME things. So we’ve decided we’d do two excursions while we’re there. I’ve been researching them ahead of time because I want to get the best bang for our buck. Something we are for sure doing is a day trip to Chichen Itza to visit the ruins. I’ve read about how touristy and busy they are and how it’s a long day from Cancun but we can’t go all the way there and not visit! Plus Eric is really interested in that kind of thing.
For our other excursion I’m thinking maybe a day trip to Cozumel or Puerto Morelos (I’m referring to this article for ideas).
Anyways, why I’m really writing this blog post is because I know A LOT of people have visited Cancun before so I’d like to hear what you think we should do? Any shouldn’t-miss-it excursions? Any advice for tour operators or vendors other than booking directly through our resort?
Thanks in advance