Colores de México

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I just returned home from an amazing week in Playa del Carmen, a Mexican town nestled in between Cancún and Tulum, and it lived up to every one of my expectations. This was actually the first time I’ve taken a hands-off approach to vacation planning and left it all in my boyfriend’s capable hands, but it all worked out pretty well. I’m still not sure whether I should call booking international travel four days before departure a hot mess, or just spontaneous, yet somehow it worked for us :)

After touching down in Playa del Carmen on Tuesday evening, we spent all of Wednesday at the beach bar Blue Parrot, eating ceviche, relaxing with a couple drinks and then went for a parasail ride over the Caribbean. We kept seeing ferries en route to Cozumel Island, so we decided that was the move for the next day. I’m so glad we did because renting a moped to drive the streets with the locals and exploring the nearly empty beaches of Cozumel were the highlights of the trip for me. On Friday, we went on a Tulum ruins and ‘Xtreme’ adventures tour with Aventuras Mayas, specifically one that had me testing my courage out there: zip lining over the jungle and floating around in underground cenotes (Note: I can’t swim, so it was kind of a big deal working myself up to dive in). The rest of the trip was spent wandering around Playa del Carmen’s touristy Avenida 5, but I decided to take some time to wander through the local neighborhoods for a taste of real Mexican life, complete with paletas and delicious tortas de milanesa!

The colors of the streets and scenery in the Rivieria Maya area were so beautiful. I really can’t wait to explore Mexico City next.

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3 thoughts on “Colores de México

  1. I loved reading your post and seeing your photos of Mexico! I went on my first solo trip to the region and am in the process of writing blog posts about it. Check out my blog to see some of my current posts and photos, if you would like :)

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