From Here To There: Cancun, Mexico

Cancun, Mexico Travel Vlog Riu Palace Las Americas

After our 4 days in Isla Mujeres, we were off to Cancun to finish our vacation. Having the ferry that goes back and forth between the island and the main land was awesome, fast and inexpensive. I highly recommend at least going to the island for the day if you visit Cancun. The ride was about 25 minutes, and you get to see the beautiful water the entire time. Sit up top if you can!

Once we arrived in Cancun, we went straight to our hotel. Thankfully we were able to check-in early and do a quick change to get to the beach. This resort has 2 large pools, and a hot tub in a separate area. Both of the pools were already full by this time (around 2pm) so we opted to grab some drinks and head to the beach. The beach was pretty big, and not very full so we sat right next to the water and relaxed for a while. It was so nice to have a real vacation where you could lay out and do nothing besides focus on a tan.

We decided to get a nicer dinner since we didn’t fully celebrate our anniversary in Isla Mujeres (that is another post for another time), and had a hard time deciding between the SEVEN restaurants. We opted for Japanese and it was incredible. I loved wandering the resort at night when most people were either in the lounges or having dinner. It was so peaceful and beautiful. I could have fallen asleep on the beach just listening to the waves.

The next day was more of the same, except we made it a point to get up early and get a spot next to the pool. I was amazed by the number of chairs claimed with towels at 6:30am. This may have been one of the only downfalls of this resort, it was packed! We still managed to get a spot next to the pool but if we would have been there later than 8am, it wouldn’t have happened. Thankfully, even though the bar was supposed to open at 10, mimosas and champagne were available whenever you wanted them! Friday was spent in a similar way, relaxing and taking in our last day.

On Thursday we were adventurous and went to XPLOR. We had SO much fun! I will have an entire post about this soon, but I was able to knock something off of my 101 in 1001 list…ZIP-LINING! There were 2 options for a course and we did the longer one with a water ending. It was a blast. I can’t wait to share more about this awesome adventure filled amusement park.

We were both sad to see this vacation end, but happy to meet up with my grandparents again. We talked about them several times a day and really wished that they would have come with us to the second resort. I can’t wait to take another vacation with them!

Part two of our Mexican vacation vlog-

Cancun, Mexico Travel Vlog Riu Palace Las Americas

pointing to where my grandparents were staying

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  • http://www.thefreeandwildblog.com Annie

    I love this! Your vlog is so cute and it looks like you had a fantastic time! I love the zip lining picture! Also, SO TAN!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Thank you!! If only I could keep up this tan through the winter because I am going to get back to Casper so soon.

  • Jen

    What a great time! I have always wanted to go zip-lining! It looks like so much fun!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      We had a blast! I highly recommend going zip-lining if you ever have the chance.

  • http://mylifeasbrianne.blogspot.com/ Bri

    I love love love your pink top!! It’s so pretty! Looks like a great time.

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Thank you! I got it from Target a few years ago.

  • Bailey

    My husband and I hope to visit Mexico next year!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      You will have so much fun! I highly recommend Isla Mujeres.

  • http://www.thelowcountrymama.com Jacquelyn @ Lowcountry Mama

    Beautiful pictures! I was in Cancun when I was like 7.. I want to go now as an adult. All-inclusive food and drinks- I’m there haha

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Girl you would LOVE it!! Endless drinks all hours of the day, yes please.

  • http://www.wanderingweekenders.com/ Ashley @ Wandering Weekenders

    I can’t believe that people got out there that early to reserve seats by the pool! That’s crazy! But having champs and mimosas ready for you that early in the morning isn’t! It sounds like you had a really nice relaxing trip and some adventure too!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      I couldn’t either, and I was pretty mad about that haha. Thankfully the champs made up for it.

  • http://www.dreambigandbuytheshoes.com/ Emelia @ Dream Big & Buy the S

    That’s seriously crazy that people get out there that early go get by the pool…sounds like our neighborhood pool haha! I love all your pictures, so so pretty!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      RIGHT! I was so annoyed on some days, all they would do is leave their towels. I feel like the resort shouldn’t have let that happen. Thank you!!

  • http://lostrightdirection.blogspot.com/ Jenn

    Zip lining is so much fun! I’m glad you got to go! This looks like such a great and relaxing vacation :)

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      We had a blast! Now to get sky-diving off of our bucket list :)

  • http://ohhey-ilikethat.com Lauren

    Good for you for ziplining! It looks so much fun! And love the pink dress from the last pic!

  • http://www.toandfroblog.com/ Mar

    That water makes me want to dive right in!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      I wish we could go back and dive in now! Every month deserves a vacation like this 😉

      • http://www.toandfroblog.com/ Mar

        Agreed!

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