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Mexico | Excursions

Hello! Today I thought I'd write my second post about Mexico and tell you what I did whilst I was there ect.. I love reading these types of posts while I'm planning a holiday, we're currently planning to go to Florida next year (if all goes to plan) and I cannot get enough of reading these posts and watching videos of Disney and Florida!

Before going we researched all the excursions that were on offer and we planned to go on quite a few, but actually only went on a couple in end. The hotel we stayed in was amazing and there was always something to do anyway, so we didn't feel we needed to go on lots of excursions like we have on other holidays! 



Xcaret Review
Xcaret
Xcaret Review
Xcaret Review
Xcaret Review
Xcaret Review
Xcaret Review

Xcaret is something I had been looking forward to for months and months. It's an Eco Park and a Zoo combined and there is so much to do there including the chance to swim with dolphins and stingrays! This was the first excursion we went on and we opted for the Xcaret Plus package and paid £80 each this included transport, admission and use of everything in the park apart from the things on the 'optional activities' list and you also got a free meal at one of the restaurants in the park! 

I think if you're only going to Xcaret for the one day like we did, it will be pretty impossible to do everything. We only managed to visit the aquarium, see all the animals, do the caves/river swim, eat and it was time to be picked up! You can stay later for the show which is supposed to be amazing, but it was such a long day anyway we decided to skip it!

Tips
Try and buy biodegradable sunblock before travelling, as it's SO expensive out there!
Go on a cooler day, the day we went it was SOO hot and I got the worst heat rash and my legs went purple, so pretty ;)


Captain Hook Boat Cancun Review
Captain Hook Boat Cancun Review
Captain Hook Boat Cancun Review

We saw these boats outside our hotel every night and it looked so much fun, so we decided to go and paid £75 each. The night before I decided to have a quick look on Trip Advisor at some reviews and SO many were really bad, so I was kind of apprehensive!

We were picked up at around 6pm and taken to the boats. You are either on a Captain Hook boat, or a boat with Captain Jack Sparrow as we're both fans of Pirates of the Caribbean we were hoping to be on the one with Jack and luckily we were! There isn't too much to say about this to be honest, it's basically a few hours of entertainment and then it's time for dinner, which is either Lobster, Steak or both! ;) After dinner the entertainment continues, the Captain Hook boat shows up and Jack and Hook have a sword fight, which I think my boyfriend enjoyed so much more than I did haha! It then turns into a party boat and you sail home!


Tips
If you don't really like a party atmosphere, this one isn't for you!


La Isla Cancun
La Isla Cancun
La Isla Cancun
La Isla Cancun
La Isla Cancun

As we had to give a couple of our excursions a miss (Chichen Itza and Isla Contoy) sitting by the beach everyday did start to get a little boring so a few days we went and got the bus to the local shopping plaza 'La Isla' This had amazing shops such as Victoria's Secret, MAC, Zara ect 

Tips
Get a bus instead of a taxi! Taxis can be really expensive as they don't have a meters, they can charge what they like and buses are only 80p for a return!





Interactive Aquarium Cancun
Interactive Aquarium Cancun
Interactive Aquarium Cancun
Interactive Aquarium Cancun


The Interactive Aquarium is located at the La Isla shopping Plaza. When buying tickets there are a few different packages, we just went with the basic one which only cost around £7 each and included admission and the dolphin show at 7pm. You can also pay extra to swim with Dolphins, Sea lions or a Shark Encounter. The aquarium is really small, but still a lovely experience! The staff are really friendly and you can stroke the stingrays which was pretty cool!

Tips
If you're wanting to see the dolphin show, make sure you're aware of the viewing times. We didn't and had to miss it because we didn't want to be waiting around for hours! 



We were also hoping to get a boat over to Isla Mujeres on our last day to swim with dolphins, but the weather was really bad so it was cancelled! We're hoping to do it in Florida instead, but I've realised it's SO much more expensive which is annoying!



Hope you've enjoyed these posts about Mexico! Are you going anywhere nice this summer?

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