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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Oh the Places I've Been... Cancun, Mexico

I am going sightseeing at The Tablescaper's on Thursday evening, won't you join me?

We went to Cancun, Mexico several years ago. And I cannot wait to go back.
Tip: Have your cell phone switched to International before you go. You can do that for a 30 day period.. It's a great way to "keep in touch"!

It was our first trip and we picked "familiar" as a place to stay. The Marriott Casa Magna. I would stay there again. The service was impeccable, the room wonderful. It helped to make our stay as fabulous as it was.

We ate well!
Lorenzillo's. Omg this was fabulous. There is a sister restaurant in Cabo also. We had wonderful service, amazing food and ambiance.

Not only was the food wonderful, but the seating on the water was perfect.

One of the walls on the walkway out was lined with plates. It really was a very cool effect.

On one of our walks, We came across this structure.
What is it?
A diving school. They can enter the water from the interior. Pretty cool.

Here is the view out of our room. January is a wonderful time to come. Warm, but not steamy. Not overrun with tourists so that the beaches are not packed and neither are the sights and restaurants.
We spent quite a bit of downtime. Right here on the Beach. See the empty chairs.. yep, that is how I like it.
La Isla cantina right  on the beach. The. best. margaritas. EVER!! No doubt.
Recipe: 1 shot Grand Marnier; 2 shots Tequila, 1 shot Triple Sec. Put ice in a glass, add the shots and pass the mix over the glass. I think their goal is to let as little as possible of the mix enter the alcohol. Be ware. That is all I'm sayin!
Walking out from the hotel to the beach.. Boy that water looks alive, doesn't it?
I can also recommend La Destileria as a fabulous p'ace to eat. It really was a dining experience. The big copper vat in the background is their own Tequila still.
They had traveling Mariachis who visited most of the tables if you wanted. Not pushy at all.
Mr. CJ got a little bit of sun. Only himself to blame. Sunscreen is meant to be lathered on with care, not left in the tube!
So much fun.. It's all in the sombero. yep, that's my story and I'm sticking with it.
A sweet love song. I'm all over that.
What to see:
Chichen Itza - old Mayan ruin.
Tulum, Cozumel are towns close by and worth the trip.
Deep sea fishing and snorkeling are also fabulous in this area.
Isla Mujeres is 8 miles from the shores of  Cancun. OMG. Go go go...
And on a good day, you can see Cuba, distance between the two shores is 90 miles.
Do you want to visit Cuba?


Diane said...

Marlis - I really enjoyed the tour. I have been to Mexico twice through the years, but never to Cancun. I appreciate your idea about going in January. I have always dreaded the crowds. I am guess that the Sombrero photo was taken, after the Margarita. Am I right - hahaha!!

Sarah said...

Marlis, thanks for sharing your trip. I've never been to Cancun, but it is a favorite destination of many here in TX. I didn't realize it was in such close proximity to Cuba. Looks like a fun time!

Jacqueline said...

I was only there on a cruise once and you don't get to stay long enough and you definitely don't get to try the restaurants. Everything looks wonderful and like you had a wonderful time. Oh, there are so many wonderful places to travel aren't there?

Katie Clooney said...

Great pics!! I love Mexico!

xinex said...

I love Cancun, Marlis. The water is so blue and love the food especially the paella. Great pictures and you all look so happy!...Christine

The Tablescaper said...

Oh Marlis, this looks like a marvelous place to vacation at. So beautiful!

Happy to have you at "Oh, the PLACES I've been!"

- The Tablescaper

Pat Cantwell said...

Looks as if you both enJOYed yourselves, dear friend!!!
Nothing like a little "get~away" to restore and renew one's spirit!!!
Thanks for sharing!!!

kitty said...

I have been to Cancun, Marlis, and even to Isla Mujeres. We took all four kids when they were young. We had a great time. I do, however, love Playa del Carmen, too. Have you been there? We also went to Puerto Vallarta. Mexico is a great place to visit when you live in Texas!


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