MEXICO TRAVEL GUIDE
Hello loves! Today on the blog i wanted to share with you all my seven day vacation travel guide to Playa del Carmen, Mexico. I went to Mexico last year for a bachelorette party, and absolutely loved the country, the people, the culture and the food. The weather in Mexico is just perfect all year round, so everyday is a vacation. We opted to go to Riviera Maya (southern coast ) instead of Cancun which is about an hour north.
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Mexico is all about the all-inclusive, and let's be real i wouldn't have it any other way. Unlimited food and drinks? Yes! please. We stayed at the platinum suites of Grand riviera princess. From the minute we entered we treated like family, every single worker made an effort to smile at us and welcome us in their own way possible. Let's talk more about the resort, it is huge!!! It takes about 15-20 minutes to walk from main lobby to the beach area. The resort has it all, four buffet restaurants, seven a la carte restaurants, 5-6 huge pools, spa, gym, a casino and a club.
I recommend booking reservations for a la carte restaurants as soon as you check in as they sell out quickly. The resort makes an effort to keep the entertainment live with pool trivia, games, after dinner live shows and music. There wasn't a minute we were ever bored here! We did leave the resort for two tours. First tour was to see one of the world's wonder: Chitchen Itza and second tour was to see the mayan ruins in Tulum and a natural adventure park: Xe-Ha
CHITCHEN ITZA TOUR
Wearing: BP Polka Dot Dress
The Chitchen itza Tour was an all day tour. We were picked up from our hotel around 7:30 AM and the tour lasted till about 7:30 PM. Chitchen Itza tour began with visiting a village of Valladoid and some of the oldest churches there. This place is great for shopping local food items, we bought some local honey and chocolates which were delicious! We then visited the mayan community in the jungle to see some of the mayan traditions followed by a cool dip in a cenote. A cenote is natural well, prevalent across Mexico. Life jackets were available for purchase but do bring pair of clothes to change. Lunch was provided by the tour and it was delicious and of course, unlimited. We also did tequila tasting at this stop and let me tell you nothing tastes better than peanut butter or chocolate tequila.
Our Final stop was Chitchen Itza, where we were given brief history about the mayans and free time to explore. I highly recommend visiting chitchen itza, its truly one of the world's wonder. We booked both our tours from Happy shuttle: Link here
TULUM and XEL-HA TOUR
Tulum has been on my bucket list for a very long time now! I've heard nothing but amazing things about Tulum and its boho chic lifestyle. So we had to see Tulum and book us a combo tour that included seeing Tulum along with visiting a natural park (Xel Ha) for remainder of the day. The tour was a full day tour, with two hours in Tulum to see the mayan ruins followed by six hours in Xel Ha. Xel-Ha is great for kids especially as the natural park has a lot of activities from snorkeling (included) to zip lining, scuba diving, dolphins etc. We snorkeled in the pond, did water zip lining and saw the dolphins play. It was truly an adventure I was looking forward to.
Mexico is truly one of my favorite countries to visit! I cannot wait to visit again! Hope you guys enjoyed the post! I highly recommend the resorts and the tours