Well, not that big…
We booked a holiday! As well as our trip to Edinburgh, which is less about seeing Edinburgh and more about Dan running a marathon, we have taken the plunge and splashed out on a trip outside of Europe.
After trawling through multiple websites (primarily TUI), and researching Hurghada, Jibacoa and Cape Verde, we settled on a location I had been reserving for next April.
On 31st July, Dan and I will be flying out to Cancun Airport, to spend 11 days in Playacar, just 3km from Playa Del Carmen, and although I am terrified of flying, I am so excited! We’ll be staying at the five star Riu Palace Mexico, making the most of the all inclusive board. We’ll also be booking as many excursions as possible.
Chichen Itza is one of the new seven wonders of the world, a ruined Mayan city a couple of hours drive from the coast. We went to the Colosseum last year, which is also on the list, and now I’ve got an itch for seeing them all. Tours cost roughly £50 per person for transport, entry prices, a guide, and often lunch.
Tulum is another area where you can find ruins to explore. I don’t really know much about it, but it looks interesting, so it would be like an actual adventure, since we don’t really know what to expect.
Another fascinating place I would like to visit is Xcaret, an eco-archaeological park, less than 8 miles from our hotel. Again, in all honesty, I’m not really sure what it is, but it looks pretty darn cool.
To top it off, I am eager to spend a night out in Playa Del Carmen. Though I understand the nightlife there isn’t quite as wild as Cancun, it’s a popular tourist destination. The chances of us ending up in Coco Bongo one night is pretty high, as long as it’s not the night before we go on an excursion!
Have you been to Playa Del Carmen and have any advice? Any where else you think we simply must see? I’d love to hear your experiences.