For Spring Break this year, my wife and I wanted to take our kids somewhere special. In the past we have gone to Colorado for some spring skiing and had a wonderful time. Rather than head to the mountains again, we thought the beach sounded appealing. As we our known to do, we quickly made our decision and settled on Cancun. We thought it offered just the experience we were looking for.....a lot of package options, relatively close, and a great introduction to international travel for the kids. A few clicks of the mouse later, flights and resort accommodations were secured!
Unfortunately, life isn’t as easy as a few mouse clicks. Our early morning flight was delayed a couple of hours due to the pilot unexpectedly calling in sick. That kicked off a series of missed flights and delays resulting in a 14 hour loss of vacation time. While not the introduction we were looking for, we nonetheless persevered and finally arrived at our destination.
After finally tracking down our arranged transportation we arrived at our resort. When we walked out onto our room balcony at about 2:00 am and was greeted with this view, our frame of mind improved immediately.
We purposely choose a full service resort so we could leisurely spend most of our time there and in the surrounding area, just soaking up the sun and of course enjoying the endless buffet.
Ventus at Marina El Cid
While we loved hanging around the resort and taking advantage of all the amenities, we did want to venture out and see what was beyond our secluded hideaway. Touring Chichen Itza was on our must do list since it is an UNESCO World Heritage site.
A large tour bus pulled up to our resort in the early morning hours. After a couple hour drive we wandered through the ancient Mayan ruins marveling at the architecture, and wondering what life may have been like.
After exploring the ruins during the hottest part of the day, we were ready to cool off. No better way to accomplish that than a quick drive to Cenote Suytun. This natural sinkhole filled with clear cold water was equally refreshing and beautiful.
To cap off our day trip, we visited the quaint town of Valladolid. It’s lovely center plaza was filled with beautiful architecture, people and churros!