Blogs from Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico, North America


North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Cancun March 10th 2023

Preamble At the start of the year, I was super pumped for my upcoming trip to Peru in April. I had everything planned out and was ready for an awesome adventure. Unfortunately, things took a turn for the worse when civil unrest broke out in the country, and I had to cancel my plans for the fourth time. It was definitely a bummer, but I wasn't about to let it ruin my travel plans altogether. That's when I turned my attention to another classic Spring Break destination - Cancun, Mexico! As someone who's been around the block a few times, having explored Tulum, Cozumel, and Costa Maya on previous cruises, I knew that the crystal-clear blue waters and tropical sunshine would be hard to resist. Even though Cancun was completely new to me, I was excited ... read more
Beach Bliss

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Cancun July 16th 2022

Another good morning of sleeping in seemed like a good way to end our last day. We spent some time on the beach, plus trying out two different sets of hammocks at the resort for one last time to swing on like a baby swing (no wonder how it gets babies to sleep so easily.) We got some tacos and guacamole at the beachside grill one last day for lunch and then headed up to exit to catch our ride to the airport. We wanted to try to go into downtown Cancun to find some gifts but decided against it, as it worked out fine to get a few things from the airport for the kids, plus already some things from our day in Tulum at the marketplace. The flight was an easy, direct flight into ... read more

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Cancun July 12th 2022

It was a late night so the 7:00 room service loud buzzer this morning was not enjoyable. We have a standing order of coffee, greek yogurt, bananas, and juice so they will come at 7:00 every morning, which we now realize is probably a good time to stop that. Thankfully Tory was able to fall back asleep and Steve went out to the patio to read his book. It was windy the whole day and some overcast in the morning, but the humidity made it feel warm. After some chatting on the patio of the room, we went out to the main pool and did a spin class. It was not your ordinary spin class, as the bikes were submerged underwater yet still was a good way to get a workout in while on vacation. It ... read more

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Cancun July 11th 2022

We woke up at the usual kids alarm clock time, bright and early, as we have not quite adjusted to not having them around. We ordered room service for breakfast and relaxed by reading our books and enjoying the view. Our suite opened up to a patio with lounge chairs and a walk-in swim-up infinity pool that looked out to the ocean. The pool is a little cooler than the bigger pools so is a perfect place to cool off from the humid, hot sun. We put on some shoes and explored the resort to see what else there was and then came back for a swim in our private pool. Tory spotted a huge Iguana on the path in front of our room (see pics) and we heard that we might be able to spot ... read more
White sand beach
Iguana on the path
Tractor on the beach for Nathan

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Cancun August 8th 2019

Le 8 août 2019, Lorsque l'on choisit de prendre ses vacances au Mexique, c'est souvent parce qu'on veut profiter un peu, ou beaucoup, des jolies plages de la région. Cependant, avec les sargasses présentes cette année, ce n'est pas gagné d'avance. Heureusement, il y a les réseaux sociaux pour nous tenir informés en temps et en heure de l'évolution du phénomène. Parce que les sargasses, ce n'est jamais une certitude. Ça dépend du vent, des marées, des arrivages d'algues, de la situation géographique, de l'orientation de la plage, alouette. Bref, un coup de dés. Une journée, l'eau peut être claire et limpide et le lendemain, avoir l'air d'une soupe brunâtre malodorante... On consulte donc les zinternet qui nous disent qu'aujourd'hui, à Cancun, tout est beau. Et comme c'est à peine à 30 minutes de voiture, c'est ... read more
Le bronzage, ça se travaille
Adieu, vilaines sargasses
Playa Delfines

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Cancun December 15th 2018

We will be flying home this evening. Our first job is to visit the supermarket for some plane munchies...they never give you enough to eat on those long hauls - especially for someone like me that rarely manages to sleep! We also pick up some last minute presents. No one over the age of ten need get excited as we haven’t bought much. We are just about on the line with our 23kg allowance so there’s not much room for manoeuvre...other than sticking it in hand luggage which can easily cope with another 12 kilos! We just hate having to carry all that stuff around in airports, especially as we have to change planes in Paris. So now to pack our bags. Everything has gone in, with room to spare - we must have done something ... read more
Leaving Cancun
Arriving Paris
Paris Airport

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Cancun December 13th 2018

Today is our last full day in Mexico. Ian’s ankle is still sore but better than yesterday. Thank goodness we had anti-inflammatory tablets with us and we wrapped the foot up in the cold towels yesterday. It’s clearly swollen but Ian says not nearly as painful as it was before. We have a slow start to the day as we want to see whether Ian should be resting up or not. Ian decides we will go out. I go to the supermarket for our breakfast croissants and some bits for a packed lunch and we will go to the ferry for the Isla de Mujeres. One last chance to see the MUSA. On the island we can rent a golf cart and go to a snorkelling beach where three of the MUSA statues are submerged at ... read more
Christmas lights
Christmas lights
Street lights

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Cancun December 12th 2018

I’m very excited because today we are going scuba diving at MUSA. It’s an artificial reef which has been created between Cancun and Isla de Mujeres. Over 500 permanent life size statues from prominent artists have been sunk into the water at quite shallow depths. The idea is that an artificial reef has been created and novice divers can go there. This will help to conserve the natural reefs - ie the novices can kick the statues to bits instead of the coral. In fact, it’s of interest to all levels though, especially divers with an artistic bent, as it’s such a phenomenon. Begun in 2009, more statues are yet to be total there will be 1,200 once the project is finished. The website states that it’s a non profit making venture - it’s a ... read more
The invalid
Christmas lights

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Cancun December 11th 2018

Today we take the public bus to the hotel area of Cancun. This is where all the beaches are and also where we can book up some scuba diving. It turns out to be very easy as the bus leaves from the main street just by our hotel. We manage to get the last two seats and settle in for a drive through rush hour traffic. We wanted to be at the scuba centre early before they go out diving for the day! Though there is quite a breeze and out to sea, some impressive white horses, so it’s not certain that diving won’t have been cancelled anyway! We arrive at the dive centre and book our dive at the ‘MUSA’ for tomorrow. It’s an underwater sculpture museum and an unusual dive that I didn’t want ... read more
This looks fun!
Finding the missing nail
Christmas lights

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Cancun December 10th 2018

Today we are leaving Playa and taking our last Mexican bus journey. I can’t say I am not glad to be leaving although the restaurant here was the best yet! Playa is just not our cup of tea. We go for breakfast over at ‘La Junga’. We don’t need a menu - I’m having the vegetarian omelette and Ian is having fruit and yoghurt - I also don’t need to tell the waiter I don’t want beans...he knows! We make a quick Skype call as the internet has not been working for the last 24 hours at our place...very frustrating. Unfortunately for us the restaurant is packed this morning, so it has to be a very quick call! After breakfast we return to our room and spend the morning playing cards until our check out at ... read more
Big beds!
Performance in the square
Food Court

Tot: 0.105s; Tpl: 0.007s; cc: 7; qc: 58; dbt: 0.0542s; 1; m:domysql w:travelblog (; sld: 1; ; mem: 1.2mb