Mexico Trip Recap

I figured it that it wouldn't be right not to share a detailed recap of our trip so here we go! I apologize in advance for the length of this post :)
This is us being pumped about being on the plane to Mexico! We had a 9am flight so we had a decent amount of sleep and taking an Uber to the airport instead of the subway really worked in our favor. For reference we were flying out of JFK, which does have subway access but you have to pay extra to actually get over to the airport on the airtrain.

The flight felt very quick, though it was 4 hours. Bringing an interesting read definitely helped! We arrived at the Cancun airport, and going through customs and all that took maybe 20 minutes. It was quick and easy. Next was our shuttle to the resort which we booked ahead of time. Since we were staying in Tulum it was an 1.5 hour drive there but it didn't feel long either. 
We arrived on what looked like a rainy day but the weather turned around and stayed sunny the entire time we were there. With the travel and everything we got to the resort at around 3 o'clock and with check in and getting settled into our rooms we didn't get out to explore the beach and surrounding areas until around 4. By that point we were hungry but still wanted to scope everything out for the following day. 

On the first day when we finally got to put our bathing suits on we decided to get up early so we don't miss out on precious beach time. I don't know what it is about beach vacations but I cannot sleep in for very long because I'm itching to get out there. We strolled around for a bit and grabbed breakfast, the breakfast buffet did not disappoint and may have been my favorite meal of the day the entire time we were there. 

The beach looked super appealing so that's where we set up shop. I have to say that we were extra careful on this trip with our sunscreen bringing both 70 and 30 SPF which paid off since we didn't really get burnt. It was also my first time bringing a one piece on a tropical vacation which really helped avoid getting a sunburn. So in the future I will have to get more of those! Finally, the biggest game changer was my hat that I got super cheap at H&M. I have no idea why I never really wore hats before on the beach but it really helped me avoid getting a sunburn on my scalp which is the worst.
That night for dinner we went to a Mexican restaurant on the resort. All of the restaurants there required a reservation and for men to be wearing pants and closed toed shoes (which Alex was not thrilled about). That was the night when I made the terrible mistake of doing tequila shots which then resulted in me hugging the toilet for a good part of the night and the following morning. It was rough, and I really thought that my day would be ruined by sitting in the room all day feeling like shit. However, after much research it turns out that Sprite is the miracle cure for hangovers so I sipped on that and got back out to the beach feeling mighty fine.
Since I had a tough time that morning I stayed away from drinking and took it easy for the remainder of the trip. What can I say, I learned my lesson! Though those drinks are great, especially the margaritas. That evening we made a reservation at a sea food grill place which everyone loved. In hindsight we should've ate there every night but we wanted to be adventurous and try a few spots. I think we look a little odd in this photo because a random person intercepted us as we were trying to go for a classic selfie and offered to take a photo of us. It was nice but whenever strangers do that I end up looking weird.
The following day we decided to move our hangout over to the cabanas and the pool area. There were 3 different pool areas to choose from. One of them was right by the kids pools so we never hung out there, the other one was by a swim up bar where the party animals hung out, and finally there were the shallow pools for just chilling and that's what we did. We also snatched a cabana which made for a nice and relaxing reading spot!
Part of our crew also decided to venture out to the city of Tulum, though I wasn't one of those people. I know it's lazy of me but isn't that what vacations are for?! That evening we made a reservation at an Italian restaurant, and I wish we never did that. It was definitely the worst experience we had at the restaurants there but at least we can say that we gave it a go. Luckily there was a dinner buffet that we could go so it wasn't all that bad.
Finally on our last day there we just wanted to stroll around on the beach and really enjoy the little bit of vacation we had left. It's always so tough thinking about going back home when you're in paradise with no worries at all. It didn't help that the weather was excellent, the drinks were flowing, and no one had to worry about cooking or cleaning.
Overall Mexico was so beautiful and we had such a good time, I'm really glad that we decided to go there.  It's easy to find good deals on vacations online, we used Cheap Caribbean for booking our trip and it was very smooth and straightforward. It was an all inclusive trip, which are great because when you get there there's nothing to worry about in terms of food and drinks. There are some additional things that you can pay for but that's entirely up to you. We did bring a bunch of smaller bills for tipping, but that's pretty much the same for all inclusive trips anywhere in the Caribbean.
We might look happy in that airplane selfie going back to NY but that's all for show, we were miserable as the weather was going to be cold and we were really sad about our fun tropical vacation coming to an end. Also, notice the gorgeous turquoise water that we were flying over, I can't get over how incredible it looks. You always see photos like that but it's unreal to see it in real life.

So there you have it, our Mexico trip in a nutshell! If you stuck around and read the whole thing I'm very grateful :)

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