You can read about the first half of our Cancun Trip here!
Our third day in Cancun was probably the nicest day weather-wise of all. The sky was clear and blue and the sun was shining bright!
We spent another morning laying out – this time on the sandy beach.
We basically laid in the above position and read our books for about three hours. I was wearing SPF 30 but I got SEVERELY sunburnt on the backside of my body this day. Clearly SPF 30 is no match for the Mexican sun on this gingers body!
The blue water was so gorgeous, I could have stared at it all day!
The ocean was as blue as the pool…
After a sufficient amount of laying around, reading and getting sunburnt we got ourselves cleaned up and headed into Cancun for the afternoon. We did some shopping at the market and the Mexican Outlet and then had a really crappy and overpriced dinner at Senor Frogs. That about sums up day three! Hard life, I know
Day four was another outing – this time to the Mayan Ruins at Coba! We knew we were going to visit at least one Mayan Ruin site during our trip because Eric is quite interested in that kind of thing but it wasn’t until we got there that we decided which one. We ended up choosing Coba for a few reasons; you can climb the pyramid at Coba and the tour included a visit to a Cenote and to a Mayan Village.
The ruins were cool to see but we had kind of a crappy tour guide and it felt like we were rushed through which was too bad. It would have been nice to have someone who had a bit more knowledge and was more interesting!
Climbing the pyramid was a tad frightening. It’s 40 feet high, 122 steps and has no sides. Plus lots of people were climbing it all at once!
We made it to the top and were rewarded with a beautiful view of the jungle!
After we were done at the ruins we were taken to a cenote, which was SO cool! I jumped in from about 15 feet up which was a little freaky!
And then we went to a Mayan Village – it was a full day tour! It was very cool to get to tour the village and also a lovely Mayan woman made us homemade tortilla’s that were SO GOOD.
We were BEAT after we arrived home that evening – it was a long day. We spent some time lazing around our room, had some champagne, read and – what else – snoozed a bit Then we tried the one restaurant at our resort we hadn’t yet tried – sushi! Eric and I are both big sushi fans but sushi in Mexico maybe wasn’t the best idea. It definitely turned my stomach a little!
Our final day in Cancun was on Friday. We flew out that evening so we still had most of the day at our resort. I woke up that morning with one intention in mind – to go for a barefoot run on the beach! I hadn’t been in the mood for running all week but I knew I couldn’t come all the way to Mexico and not go running on the beach! I did a 40 minute run right along the water and it was wonderful. However, my calves were SO SORE for about three days afterwards.
I also finally took a picture of breakfast the last day. Breakfast was by far our favourite meal at our resort. It was served buffet style and included traditional breakfast things like french toast, pancakes and eggs as well as Mexican staples like chilaquiles and refried beans. And of course every day we were there started with a mimosa or two.
We got in a little bit more sunbathing and enjoyed our last pina coladas of the trip before we had to check out.
Bye, Mexico. We WILL see you again.
And that was our trip in a nutshell. Mostly due to my very painful sunburn I was ready to go home by the end of it, but still a bit sad to leave. The week flew by of course. We’ve done quite a few trips together but never one as relaxing as this one. I returned feeling more refreshed and rejuvenated than I have in awhile. I definitely see more beach and all inclusive vacations in our future
What’s the most relaxing vacation you’ve ever been on?