Monday, August 20, 2012

Our mini Vacation at Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Playa del Carmen, Mexico
We are back from our mini honeymoon vacation! What a relaxing week! We had the best time ever! Playa del Carmen, Mexico is just beautiful. This beach is located at 45 minutes drive from Cancun. The neighborhood was very pleasant and clean, the people were super friendly and polite, everybody said Hola Amiga! (It means hello friend!), they make you feel at home.
We went to the Riu Palace Rivera Maya Hotel, it was beautiful, service was outstanding and the food was delicious!  And while you were sitting on the beach the waitresses passed walking with a tray full of drinks, offering water, beer, piña coladas etc. So you don’t have to worry about going back to the bar to get a drink. I would totally come back to this hotel next year when we go back! (Yes we are going back next year!) The water in the Ocean is warm and super clear! You can snorkel all day if you want.
View from our balcony

The Hotel's pool
Playa del Carmen beach at the hotel
Yoga on the Ruins
We visited Tulum’s ruins. Tulum was one of the last cities inhabited and built by the Mayas. This place was mystical and full of energy and history. The beach at Tulum is protected for nesting sea turtles. The main Beach was closed because the turtles’ eggs all over the beach.
The Maya civilization habited the Yucatan Peninsula and their architecture is considered on of the wonders of the world.
While visiting Tulum we went snorkeled in the middle of the ocean! The water was completely clear! It was incredible!
I got sick though from all the movement of the boat and I through up! After that I felt good again.
Tulum's beach

we went snorkel on that little boat!

ready to go snorkeling

We also went to one of the Cenotes called Dos Ojos (Cenotes are surface connections to subterranean water bodies. Water is often very clear, as the water comes from rain water infiltrating slowly through the ground. Cenotes are unique to this area, not only in Mexico but also the world.) What a magical place! It was located on a Maya Community place and it belongs to them. I was amazed by it’s beauty! We had a guide who took us to the caves in the Cenote. We had to use the snorkel equipment and wear a wet suit to go into and through the caves, because the water is very cold; and we also had to hold a little lantern to see where we were going since the caves are completely dark and at some points the caves’ ceilings got so low that you only had room to pass your head! It’s been scary at some points, but so worth it!
Cenote Dos Ojos

We also went to Cancun; it was beautiful as well, a lot more touristy and you can see the monsters hotels all over the “Zona hotelera”, but a little too busy for my taste. I prefer Playa del Carmen! A million times more relaxing!
All I have to say is that my husband and I had a wonderful vacation and we got to spend a lot of time together and we got to disconnect from all the problems and such. Very relaxing and lovely time!
Now back to normal again, but charged with positive Maya and relaxing energy!



MarmePurl said...

Oh, you look so lovely and happy!
So glad you had this wonderful vacation!

Sabrina's Creations said...

Yes Joan, I was and I am still very happy and relax! It was a wonderful vacation!

melissa said...

oh wow! what a beautiful place, i'm so glad you had such a wonderful time!!
(except for the seasickness on the boat, that happens to me too, its' a terrible feeling.)
i looked back at your pictures three times before commenting, they're just so beautiful!
thank you for sharing!

Sabrina's Creations said...

Thank you Melissa! we had a wonderful time I am glad that you like them! and you are right that feeling is terrible!

cmvs said...

gorgeous! so glad you had a wonderful time, it looks like paradise!