Last week I talked all about our fantastic vacation to Riviera Maya and our resort. For most of our stay we enjoyed the resort, pool and beach, but we did leave a few times. For those of you who want a little variety in your stay, or are not staying at an all-inclusive, we loved these trips outside our resort and exploring Riviera Maya.
We knew we wanted to leave the resort a couple of times to explore the ruins. What we didn’t know was how many options we had to choose from! To start with, there were three different ruins we could visit: Tulum, Chichen Itza, and Coba. We chose Tulum, mostly because it was the closest to us (about a half hour away), and we didn’t want to waste an entire day traveling. Tulum actually has no significance either than the fact that it’s still standing, and it is the closest ruins to the tourist cities. It was really incredible to see something that’s been around for so long!
Our excursion was so much fun! We spent a couple of hours exploring the ruins, then headed to the jungle where we got to explore a couple of cenotes, or natural sink holes. We rappelled down in to a cenote, then went to the 5 zip lines. One of the zip lines even landed into one of the cenotes, and then we got to snorkel in the cave! If I had to pick a favorite part of our trip, I think that was it. While I wasn’t allowed to photograph anything after the ruins, the zip lines and snorkeling in the cave was really cool and definitely not something I get to do everyday!
Our other trip outside of our resort was to see Cirque du Soleil: Joya. I’ve been a huge Cirque du Soleil fan since I first saw it in Orlando with my family. Since then, I’ve had my eye out of shows to see when I’m traveling. Granted, most of them are in Vegas, Joya happened to be in Riviera Maya, and it was so fun! If you haven’t seen any of the Cirque du Soleil shows, they are ful of singing, dancing, and amazing stunts. People swing from the ceiling and flip around on bungees or satin. It’s more of a you have to see it type of thing, but I’ll leave it at this: Kale hasn’t seen anything like it before, and even he really enjoyed it! If you get the opportunity, definitely go see it!
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