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Back in April 2014, my mom turned 50 and we traveled 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 snorkeled with a couple of sea turtles out in the open. It is still one of my coolest experience ever, snorkeling 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.  



The beach at our hotel

Me in front of El Castillo in Chichán Itzá

A snorkeling beach at Xcaret

Flamingos at Xcaret

The beach at our hotel

Some interesting details at Xcaret

A theatre at Xcaret about Mexicos history – The pool at our hotel 

Parasailing at the beach

A statue in Playa del Carmen

Sea turtle! ❤

Nothing beats having a drink from a coconut! 

24 Replies to “Travel Throwback Thursday: Playa del Carmen 2014”

  1. Såg härligt ut! 🙂

    Playa Carmen besökte vi första gången 1990, då var det ett rent backpackerställe. Det hade förändrats mycket redan när vi återvände 1994.

  2. Helt underbara bilder <3 får mig att längta ännu mera efter sol och värme istället för den grå nyans som är ute nu 🙂

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