Monday, December 4, 2017

playa del carmen

{view from our patio}

a few weeks ago, mr. c and i had the opportunity to go back to mexico. it was our second invite from a wonderful company mr. c works with. {last year we went to cancun}. this year, we flew into cancun and took a 45 minute bus ride to playa del carmen to a beautiful resort. 

we had rain for our first few days, but the glorious sun finally came out on our last full day!

having a few days with him to myself was the best part of the trip. we slept in and had lots of spa days!

 the chaka tree. one day, mr. c went to the spa and i went on an eco tour. i was the only one to show i got to practice my spanish and learn all kinds of cool stuff! the guide, angel, was awesome. he loves biology and was a plethora of information!

this is the opening of a underground river. there are lots of them throughout the yucatan. a few years ago, we got to explore down into a cave and swim through the fresh water cenote. cool experience.

on one of the rainy days, we went out on a catamaran for a snorkeling trip. because of the weather, majority of the group had canceled...which was awesome for us! there were only 5 {out of 25} of us that went out. we had this beautiful boat and amazing crew all to ourselves.  

{first time on a paddle board}

since there were only a few of us, they pulled out the fishing rods and paddle boards! it was so much fun!

the snorkeling was probably one of the best i've done. the sting rays and tortugas {sea turtles} were swimming right up to us. in fact, a turtle bit mr. c's thumb!! it rained on us while we swam through the beautiful, clear was heaven.

it was a great trip. we both liked the location last year a little more, but the company, the ocean, the spa were all fabulous and our time together was long overdue!

* little side note: i lived in the yucatan area 25 years ago. back then, playa del carmen was a tiny village...

you could rent these little huts for $3 per night!!! 

 beautiful, pristine beaches...untouched by resorts. {and i was a baby}!