Fun in the Sun – Mexico All-Inclusive Vaca!

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A little late, as we got back from Mexico almost 2 weeks ago but still wanted to share. Had an amazingly fun time!

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Couple drinks while playing foosball. We’ve arrived!

We decided to try out two different all-inclusive resorts. The first as Occidental Grand Xcaret Resort; overall, it was average. We stayed here because it’s next to Xplor and Xcaret. The food at each restaurant was just average. Good thing we kicked off the afternoon with some drinks!

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Rafting selfie – we’re so cute!

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Off-roading in the jeep – super fun!

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Beach looks better than it was.

Sunday was Xcaret, which is like an adventure park, zoo and beach combo. The “beach” wasn’t very impressive and there were way too many people. We didn’t stay in long. The zoo animals were cool to see, especially the bat cave. We had a bat block the entrance when we were trying to leave! LOL

Checked out of Occidental on Monday afternoon and headed to  The Royal. This was an adult only all-inclusive resort and was a little more “classy” than Occidental. When we booked the room, we were able to upgrade to a Master Suite for a good price. Our suite was 1300 sq. feet, complete with 2 bathrooms, Jacuzzi tub, dual head shower, kitchen with stocked bar, etc. It was amazing, I seriously loved this room!

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Headed out for the bike tour. I had no idea the dangers that lie ahead!

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My scraped knee about 5 days after the crash.

We got wrangled into a bike tour that same afternoon, and after 4-5 banana mamma and pina colada’s, I ended up crashing (go figure…) and scraping my knee and cutting open my toe. Way to start out!

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My standard for the trip – a pina colada and a banana mamma in each hand. 🙂

The next day we rented a jet ski for half an hour and did the fly board, which is like having jet packs on your feet and you get to hover over the water. Both were really fun. Fly board was hard to get the hang of but tons of fun. You can get 20-30 feet above the water which is exhilarating! The rest of the day was spent at the pool and the pool bar. More banana mamma and pina colada’s! 🙂

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Snorkeling in the freezing waters of this Cenote, while bats flew overhead.

Wednesday we did a tour that consisted of snorkeling with the turtles, snorkeling in a cenote, lunch, zip lining and the Tulum ruins. The turtles was really fun, they’re huge! The cenote was cool but extremely cold. Good thing the tour company provided wet suits. Lunch was delicious, got to try an ancient Mayan dish. The zip lining was a little scary because the platform looked questionable and we had a stick for the break. It was fun though. The Tulum ruins were cool but the mosquitos really took away from the experience. Every few seconds, you were swatting them away. It was miserable, honestly. We actually left early.

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Ruins at Tulum. Probably the only time we weren’t flanked with mosquitos!

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Zip lining. The wooden sticks in our hands were the breaks. 🙂

Thursday was one of my favorite days. We spent the day on our cabana at the beach and at the pool. That night, we had dinner at the Chef’s Plate, which was included in our suite upgrade (it’s normally $80/person). It was a 5 course meal full of super delicious food, wine and special made drinks by the bartender. Afterwards, we did a couple’s massage in a gazebo on the beach. It was the most relaxing massage ever in my life.

Of course, we stuffed ourselves with food and alcohol every single day of this trip. I’m surprised we’re not each 500 lbs. after this vacation, though we did pack on a little weight 🙂 Flew home Friday afternoon, worked Mon-Thurs and then left for Boise. Super fun trips, sad that they’re over! Can’t wait to see what we plan for this fall! 🙂

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