Grand Velas Riviera Maya
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- Continental Breakfast
- Drycleaning onsite
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- High-speed internet in room (surcharge)
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... We had some food there and then got into the water to do a bit of snorkelling. I'd say we swam around for all of 2mins and saw nothing but a few fish and loads of stones. We sat in the sun for a while and the lads worked on their tans. One of the benefits of looking Arabic is that I tan quite easily. It doesn't come as easy to the other two and they're always arguing over whose tan is better. We didn't stay there long so we hopped ...
... along the ocean which is laid out for tourists and shopping. Then get off the main strip and visit the really interesting places behind the tourist glitz. Colourful homes, local bars and some excellent food. We highly recommend the flambéed tequila prawns with rice and Mexican salsa. Taste a little Mexico = ...
... called and I nearly ran over. Sliding my coffee over to me I took my first sip and stood there for a few seconds. I looked over at Bryce after adding a little vanilla on top of the whipping cream and found him doing the same thing to his vanilla latte.
We walked another minute down to our gate and sat for a little bit and finished our breakfast. I got a little fidgety and Bryce caught on so we decided to play a game of Yahtzee. Bryce won of course. His winning ...
... breathed out to submerge under the water. Suddenly all the noise and chaos of the forceful waves were gone and everything was so incredibly peaceful and calm. We were immersed into a completely different world to the mayhem above the surface and it was bizarre that all I could hear was the swoosh of air when I inhaled and rush of bubbles as I exhaled. We slowly descended to the bottom, gained enough buoyancy that we 'hovered' above the sand bed (which is a hard skill ...
In Mexico the plan is to head from Tulum to Valladolid visiting Chichen Itza and continuing to Merida, Campeche, Palenque and San Cristobal de las Casas from where we will head to Guatemala. Easter is approaching fast as well and we need to remember to keep it in mind in terms of planning the route as some places get incredibly busy (and more expensive) during the Semana Santa.
Any good tips are of course always welcome! ...