Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Mexico Diary - Sandos Cancun Lifestyle Resort

Hey my dear readers, today you get to see the last post of our Mexico trip. It's a little sad for me because I really liked showing you all the places we've been to but I'm also looking forward to posting about my life on Mallorca and more recent events again.

We spent the last two days of our trip in Cancún, one of them at the luxury Sandos Cancun Lifestyle Resort where we probably spent the most relaxing hours of our trip. The hotel manager Matthias, who happens to be my boyfriend's friend, invited us to stay for a day and we got really spoilt. We arrived early in the morning on our last day and started with a delicious breakfast at one of the the hotel's restaurants called Zango. I was literally in food heaven, they had all kinds of pastries, fruits, cereal, bread, hearty stuff like eggs, bacon and potatoes, smoothies, fresh juices and so much more! A real dream come true for a foodie like me, haha. After enjoying our breakfast we spent a few relaxing hours by the pool where Matthias had reserved us a balinese bed so we could sip our cocktails, read, relax and enjoy the ocean view in the shade. The hotel has three huge infinity pools with sea view and several terraces on different levels with direct access to the beautiful beach of Cancún. We enjoyed our time not doing anything but relaxing until we got picked up by the hotel manager for lunch. We had tasty, authentic Mexican food at the hotel's beach bar St.Trop and spent all afternoon chatting and laughing with Miguel's friend, the manager. Later at night we met him again for dinner after changing in our hotel room (which was beyond elegant and cozy with the most comfy bed ever). He took us to one of the hotel's restaurants called Seasons where we spent all evening until almost midnight. I had a yummy salad and salmon for dinner plus a tasty combo of three different desserts including crème brûlée. Thank you so much, Matthias, for this relaxing last day and treating us so well, our Mexico trip couldn't have ended better!

And thank you, Miguel my love, for exploring another country and spending three unforgettable, adventurous weeks with me! Thank you for comforting me when my phone got robbed, for giving me your warm clothes and cuddling with me when I was cold in the night buses. Thank you for spending endless hot hours in the blazing sun with me exploring Mayan ruins, cenotes and the Mexican mountains, beaches and cities. Thank you for searching food with me at night when I got hungry and simply for being the best boyfriend and travel buddy! I can't wait to go on the next adventure with you!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Mexico Diary - Holbox Wildlife

Happy Thursday, guys! Hope your week is going well. Mine is pretty relaxed, I had off yesterday so I went to Mallorca's capital Palma with my boyfriend. I took him to the Hammam Palma, a beautiful spa with an Arabic touch, where we enjoyed a thermal bath and a one-hour massage, sooo good, I can highly recommend it! Today is the 'Dia de las Islas Baleares' which is a holiday here on Mallorca so I finally have some time to write this new post for you about the beautiful island Holbox in Mexico. One more Mexico post about our last stop Cancún will follow and then I'll start writing about more recent events and Mallorca again. So, here we go!

In my last post I gave you some tips about Holbox including how to get there and where to stay. So today I'm showing you a bit more of the island and its' wildlife. Yup, Holbox is the perfect spot for wildlife watching.
Miguel and I started our second day on the island early. After breakfast we went for a walk through the town of Holbox admiring and taking photos of its' street art. After that we decided to go for a walk by the beach. We didn't really have a plan that day and since it rained the night before the beach was a bit wet and the water looked a little greyish, therefore we didn't go swimming but for a walk instead. Best idea ever I have to say! We kept walking and walking towards the tip of the island called Punta Mosquito. After a while the water got clearer, more tranquil and shallow, the island became wilder and the hotels and people disappeared until there were only the two of us. We loved it! We have been to similar wild places in Cuba and Costa Rica before and absolutely love the undisturbed tranquility allowing us to explore the 'world' just by ourselves without any distractions. After about one hour of walking we got to a point where we couldn't keep going since there was a kind of river connecting to the sea that separated us from the other side. Since we heard that there are crocodiles on the island and couldn't see the bottom or depth of the river we didn't really want to take the risk to cross it. So we left the beach and just started walking through the ocean which was perfectly fine because the water was clear and shallow so we could take all our belongings. When we saw the first flamingos and pelicans we stopped. There was no water anymore but a huge white sandbank surrounded by crystal clear water, the mangroves, wild birds and other animals. We spotted sting rays, fishes, flamingos, pelicans and many more species of birds. It was a true wildlife paradise. We could have stayed forever watching the flamingos and pelicans eat quietly. Luckily I had my zoom lens with me so we could watch them from far away without disturbing the animals and I could also take some great shots. So whenever you make it to Holbox, go for a walk to Punta Mosquito for a marvelous wildlife experience!
After three or four hours of exploring we went back home. We were so tired of walking in the sun that we got on a golf cart taxi as soon as we reached the town. It was so much fun riding the dirty, wet roads! Once we got home we took a shower, relaxed for a bit and went to see the sunset - the perfect end of an adventurous day on the island!
If you have any questions about our Mexico trip, where we went, where we slept and how we moved from one place to the other, feel free to leave a comment! xo

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