We flew from Guadalajara to Cancun this afternoon on Viva, a low-cost Mexican airline. While Guadalajara was warm and dry, Cancun is hot and humid! I’ve traveled to Mexico several times and have seen billboards and ads for Xcaret Parks. I really wanted to visit the parks and found that if you stay at one … Continue reading
We drove to Lake Chapala, about an hour south of Guadalajara today. Guadalajara is the home of mariachis and tequila, and there were agave fields lining the roads. We had lunch at a lake-front restaurant with mariachis and drinks and dessert at the beautiful spa resort Hotel Monte Coxala.
Today we explored the beautiful neighborhood of Tlaqupaque, an artist community in Guadalajara. We had lunch at a traditional Mexican restaurant with mariachis. Many families were having Easter dinner and shopping in the gorgeous art galleries.
I’m so excited to travel again – this is our first international trip post-Covid! We’re in Guadalajara to visit friends that we met on a Mediterranean cruise 11 years ago. During that cruise, we met people from Ireland and Canada (who we’ve already visited), and we were overdue to visit our friends from Mexico. It’s … Continue reading
We took the ferry from Cancun to Isla Mujeres today. We hopped on the bus which stops right in front of Beach Palace and took it to Puerto Juarez from where the ferry departs. The bus is 10.50 pesos each way (60 cents) versus a taxi which is around $40 each way. I always like … Continue reading
Today we relaxed at the hotel. Beach Palace has a fun schedule of activities every day beginning with yoga at 6am and ending with themed shows nightly. There is a large pool with a large screen they lower at night for movies and shows. Tonight’s show was a tribute to Michael Jackson. I also really … Continue reading
Today my son and I went scuba diving! I’ve never been diving before and we are not certified, but we took ScubaTony’s 2 tank Discover Scuba course. This course allowed us to dive with an instructor to no more than 40 feet. We took a taxi to the marina and met our instructors Javier and Liz and … Continue reading
We relaxed at the resort today. There are four pools – an infinity pool, an activity pool with water basketball, volleyball, and aerobics, a shallow pool next to the grill, and a children’s pool next to a small playground. Although there is no beach, there is sand, beach chairs, and palapas on either side of … Continue reading
My family and I have started a 9 day trip to Mexico in Cozumel. I’ve only visited the island on cruises, and I really wanted more time to explore. We’re staying at Cozumel Palace, an all-inclusive resort on the western coast. We flew into Cancun, took a private car to Playa del Carmen, the ferry to … Continue reading
We’ve found our routine – sleep in, breakfast in bed, lay on a Bali bed all afternoon, cool off in the ocean, rinse off in the pool, relax in the spa, have dinner, and go to the show. Tonight we had dinner at the Asian restaurant, went to a rock show in the open theater, … Continue reading