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Back in April 2014, my mun turned 50 and we travelled with the family + my grandmother to the Yucatán in Mexico.
We stayed at the five-star Hotel Riu Palace Riviera Maya* in Playa del Carmen for two weeks and enjoyed the sun, the ocean, and the all-inclusive buffet, hehe. We also took a couple of day trips and explored ancient Mayan temples, went swimming in cenotes, the park Xcaret, had tacos with the locals and snorkelled with a couple of sea turtles out in the open. It is still one of my coolest experience ever, snorkelling in the ocean when a two-meter-long sea turtle dives just an arm’s length away from me.
We had such a good time in Mexico and I think it’s an amazing destination for both the climate and the historical cites – Chichán Itzá is even one of the new seven wonders of the world and has a fascinating history. I know that Mexico has sort of a bad reputation, but Yucatán is all for tourism and I didn’t feel unsafe a single time during our visit.
Me in front of El Castillo in Chichán Itzá
A snorkelling beach at Xcaret
Flamingos at Xcaret
Some interesting details at Xcaret
Parasailing at the beach
A statue in Playa del Carmen
Sea turtle! ❤
Nothing beats having a drink from a coconut!