Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort
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- Shuttle bus service
- Airport Transportation
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
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We woke up at 3:45 am after a restless night for Jeff and I, chris slept for nearly 4 hours. We hopped in the car and drove to the airport to fill up the car and return it. When arriving at the airport, we checked in and chris and I were in business class! We were able to go the Sky Lounge and relax there before boarding. It was the same Sky Lounge that we stayed in when we were stuck in LA overnight due to the blizzard. The business class on the flight was incredible. Champagne, ...
... the time, and in the morning there are kitesurfers sweeping backwards and forwards along the water, sometimes doing somersaults on the turns. We continued along the beach to town, passing boats offering snorkelling trips and the old lighthouse which still stands, despite being tilted by Hurricane Beulah in 1967.
We watched pelicans grooming ...
... along with pork, chicken or beef. It was classic culinary perfection that only those fortunate souls who enjoy grandmas cookin' combined with a Mexican street food vibe will ever be able to truly understand. This was the reason we had traveled all this way, to try this little old lady's empanadas at 8 am with local dock workers and no tourists in sight. The kind Mexican dive guides gladly showed us their preferred sauces to accompany the culinary magic that was ...
... of rum, people-watched and overall relaxed. We found the beach interesting as the water was so shallow. You could walk for 10 minutes and still only be thigh high in water. Eventually we settled for sitting in the shallows. It was great to cool off in the heat. Out if the water we would search for shade for Emily while Justin would tan in the direct sun, occasionally needing some shade to relieve him from the heat. Justin did a snorkelling tour on one of the days. It wasn't ...
... for some reason, this time we obeyed the wee fellow.
The next night we packed our pad kos, locked up our rooms in our little Mexican village, said goodbye to Enrique and Gracia, hopped in a bus, ate our pad kos, continued to travel, saw numerous travelers come and go and then we arrived at Coco Bongo. To make a long journey longer, we were forced to queue in an endless queue - at this point I was thinking about ways to make Paul feel bad about forcing us to go ...