Mexico is such a great country to visit. Of course I'm biased since I am from there, but it really is a great trip. I recently visited the Maya Riviera which is about 20 minutes south of Cancun. It had been 12 year since I had seen a lot of my family in Mexico so I decided I had to go this year. It was also my husband's first time meeting everyone and visiting Mexico.
Instead of going to Merida, which is where I was born, we decided to do something a little different this time and stayed at an all inclusive resort, at the Iberostar Riviera Maya, for a 5 day family reunion. It was great because we all had time to just hang out without any worries.
There was so much to see and do there. In the shopping area I saw a peacock just hanging out! I also saw wild iguanas and coatis.
The pool was amazing. It was a saltwater pool, and probably the cleanest pool I have ever swam in. And to top it off there was a swim up bar, which I didn't use at all...
And then of course, there was the beach. Man, the colors of the water made me want to break out my paints right there, but instead I did a little body surfing. We also took a kayak out into the ocean which I had never done before. It was hot.
And even though we didn't spend too much time in our room, the view was, well see for yourself. I love trees so having this outside our balcony was pretty cool.
We had a great time and I highly recommend this resort if you are looking for something a little different from the Cancun scene. This resort is really close to the cenotes and Mayan ruins. There is also a ton of stuff to do in the resort. I even mustered up some courage to sing karaoke. Like I said, I didn't use that swim up bar at all...
This was also the first trip I kept a travel art journal. Before I left I made a lot of sketches and some journal entries. While I was there and on the plane ride back I made some drawings in ink. I am working on adding color and I can't wait to show it to you.
What are your summer travel plans?
I'm Jackie, an artist, illustrator, and friend to ghosts, monsters, and aliens. This blog is full of DIY projects, stories, and things I think are cool. Stay weird.