Beyond Cancun's resort strip there's a thriving culture, populated with fun festivals, bustling outdoor markets and great entertainment that most vacationers never see. We check out a few of them in this post.
We check out the popular island of Isla Mujeres and spend the day golf carting from one awesome site to another to make it one of the best day trips we've ever had as a family.
After enjoying the Christmas holidays in Merida, and wandering its lovely colonial centro, we were excited to explore the countryside surrounding the big city. We were curious to see what this side of Mexico's Yucatan had to offer. The open road was calling and we piled into our rental car for a day long road trip to see the Mayan ruins of Dzibilchaltun, the port city of Progreso and a few sites along the coast. We were also on the lookout for the elusive flamingo...
With some new friends along for the ride, we had the pleasure of checking out Cenote Dos Oyos just outside of beautiful Akumal, Mexico. Come along with us as we explore this awesome cenote phenomenon of limestone clear pools and underwater caves.
Who knew that the sleepy little fishing town of Puerto Morelos would have the best omelette I've ever tasted? Add in some crystal clear aquamarine water, a few fishing piers, a crazily tilted lighthouse, barracudas and hawksbill turtles, and we found the recipe for a great day trip.
Since leaving Canada in early December we've been hanging out in the warm weather of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. In the past few months we've enjoyed gorgeous beaches, interesting ruins, fabulous meals, snorkeling with turtles, hanging out in ecoparks, lounging in swimming pools, riding on buses plus pretty much everything else you would get to do living at home. It's actually been low key compared to our previous trip, but we knew that coming in. We're only a few days from our flight to Spain. With the weather cooler there than what we're now used to it will be a wake up call once we set foot on the ground. We don't have a lot planned so far, however I'm expecting we'll spend a few days to a week checking out Madrid before heading south to warmer weather or maybe even west to Portugal. It should be a fun time regardless of where we end up and we're looking forward to traveling Europe with our little ones.
Join us on our fun filled day through Xcaret Park in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Only 10 minutes from Playa del Carmen, Xcaret packs a wollop of fun, with everything from a world-class scarlet macaw conservation program and a sea turtle hatchery to swimming in an underground river, eating at a buffet next to jaguars and watching a two hour Espectacular show literally filled with balls of fire...