¡Hola! A few weeks ago I was traveling to Mexico the very first time together with a friend I met in October on an airplane to Orlando. Everyone kept telling me: „Janine, there is no way you make friends with someone on the airplane. Actually you don’t even talk to a stranger there. And especially, you don’t go on vacation with them.“ Well, that might be true. But not for me.
I mean, how do you make new friends if you are not talking to anyone else?
Long story short: After we’ve met, we visited each other (she is not from Berlin), talked a lot on the phone and in the end we decided to fly to Mexico for 2 weeks together.
We had a bumpy start as the flight was canceled after it was postponed several times. Hence, we had one day less in Mexico as the flight was rescheduled for the next day then. But hey, therefore oversea transportation was completely for free, because of the delay. Thanks Eurowings for giving me my money back! 😀
First stop: Cancún, Mexico
So, with one day of delay we arrived in Cancún. We only booked a hotel for the first three nights as we wanted to stay flexible during our vacation.
The first three nights we spend at the Westin Resort & Spa, Cancún, which was actually pretty nice as it was further away from downtown and the Springbreak Party area. People how know me are aware of the fact that I’m not really into clubbing. So that’s why I enjoyed the distance 😛
Isla Mujeres, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, Mexico
After our three days in Cancún we decided to take the ferry to Isla Mujeres. We booked our accommodation on the same day and we were really lucky. The little hotel was next to a pretty chapel with a sea view. It reminded me a little bit of Santorini as it had also a round white dome. Unfortunately, the weather was not that nice so we left the little island the next day. But before we did so, we really needed to check what is the matter with that rescued shark the taxi driver told us the day before. So we went to that place and found some catsharks which supposed to be harmless. We stayed there for a while and observed the sharks. It was only the two of us and no one else. That was actually weird because I thought that this kind of attraction would attract a lot of people. However, it’s better that it doesn’t, I guess.
Don’t blame me; of course I needed to take a picture and pet it.
Playa del Carmen
From Isla Mujeres we took a bus to Playa del Carmen. It was so cheep! I think it costs about a Euro to get from Cancún to Playa del Carmen when you take the „economy class“. Playa del Carmen was actually quite similar to Cancún. They had even the same clubs as for example „Coco Bongo“.
Guess what? We didn’t make it to the beach.
To be continued …
So this was our first week in Mexico. A lot of short trips, driving around and unpacking and packing as we didn’t stay longer than 3 nights at one place. Hence, you can imagine that we both were suuuuuper happy that your next destination was Tulum where we planned to stay the last 6 nights at one place before heading back to Cancún to catche the airplane back home…