Akumal – Saying Good-bye…For Now

So ends another fantastic Mexican vacation.  All the concerns we had about returning to the same resort twice were for naught.  I would say that returning requires that you choose the right resort in the right location, which we were fortunate enough to have done.

We have been to several places, but only three have really hit that ‘I want to return there’ cord with us. One was in Jamaica where we stayed in a rustic cabin at the DeCameron and the other the Catalonia in Puerto Adventuras.

Vacations, regardless of where they are, are what you make of them.  We do have an adventurous spirit and as we get older are more open to trying things that once might have been off limits.  You know, you only live once! Gotta make the best of today, who knows what tomorrow will bring.

One of my favourite things about going to the Quintana Roo/Yucatan area is the ability to roam about safely without a guide or a tour.  Seeing how real people live is important when visiting new places.  Resorts definitely don’t offer you a real-life view of anything.

Here are a few random shots from our drive to Chichen Itza.  This is a store we stopped at that grew it’s own agave.

We drove through 8 different town/villages.

We met people from all over the world while exploring both Chichen Itza and Akumal.  We saw lots and learned about new places.  Really can’t ask for more than that.

To close off this group of blog posts, here are a few random shots from around Akumal Bay Beach and Wellness Resort.

If you have ever been to Cancun airport you know it is big and busy.  I love that there is such a great view.

That’s it for our 2018 southern destination vacation.  Not sure what were doing next year.  We met a travel agent on our trip who gave us all kinds of great ideas to explore with our agent.  We could return here too.  We will have to see what we can find in the upcoming months.

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Next up is Moncton, New Brunswick in May!  I will be turning the big 5-0 and since we can’t do Vegas right now, we are off to Casino New Brunswick to celebrate.  I can’t wait!

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