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Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

My husband is getting his taste for travel, but not quite ready to go it alone yet. His Uncle and Aunt love Puerto Vallarta (PV) and were already going for a month in January and invited us to join them. So for the end of January we got to explore PV with a couple of experts. They have been going to PV for about ten years and dont limit themselves to all inclusive resorts.   We stayed at the Icon Vallarta, a condo building that houses permanent and non-permanent residents. It is a favourite place for Mexicans to stay while on vacation as well. It is a trio of high rise condos, with two pools, two hot tubs, a gym, a restaurant, beach front, and offers parking, day care and house cleaning. It was absolutely beautiful. I would definitely live there if I could. Our first night in PV we arrived just in time to unpack, relax and go to supper. We went to a favourite of Roberts uncle, Que Pasa? Translated as whats up. …

Akumal Beach 2014

Swimming with the Turtles, Akumal Beach, Mexico

A gorgeous morning, a beach, flippers… what more could a girl ask for?! Certainly my husband was all about the turtles. He has a running joke that we did not go to Mexico to get married (but we did), but we went to Mexico so we could swim with turtles. As soon as he found out this was a possibility in during our trip planning, he became obsessed. Obsessed. No joke. So of course when there we had to find a way. We went on an all day excursion the afternoon was filled with touring the ancient city of Tulum. The bus ride from our resort was short. It was the first time my husband and I had been on a trip outside Canada together, and seeing Mexico in the daylight was an awaking. The beach was beautiful, we did get to actually swim with turtles as they were in the area, as well as other fish life. Tip for the ladies, do not where a string bikini, I believe there are a fair number …

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Gran Bahia Principe Coba, Riviera Maya, Mexico

We decided on the Gran Bahia Principe Coba. Its one of the newer sections of the resort, there are 5 resorts all together, and its a little cheaper I think because it is not beach front. None the less it was amazing. There is a bit of a drive from Cancun airport (about two hours). We arrived somewhere around midnight. The hotel celebrated our arrival with a sugar rimmed mojito on the rocks.