Everybody I know who have visited Cancun have nothing but amazing stories to tell about their trip. We now know why. Especially having experienced it through Omni Cancun‘s amazing staff and service.
We were picked up from the airport by Caracol Travel shuttle Tuesday night. It was about a half hour trip to the resort, and upon arrival, we were ushered to the check-in office. After a few minutes of getting settled in our room, we went to La Paloma buffet restaurant, which will be closing in about a little over an hour at the time. We were served by Roberto, and he filled me in on the best drink, Mango Lily. After dinner and drinks, we went back to the room and slept.
After breakfast, we went down to the beach, then spent the rest of the morning in the kiddie pool. We loved that the jacuzzi was right beside it so we get to go back and forth between those two.
After grabbing lunch while lounging by the main pool area, we went back to the room and spent the afternoon for siesta.
Dinner reservations were full that night so after eating at the buffet, we walked around while taking pictures.
We loved that we were pretty much just there to eat and sleep. So relaxing.
Spa day! Massages, mani/pedi and a trip booked for the next day to one of the most amazing places I’ve seen and been to in my entire life.
Xcaret Park! We originally planned to just relax and stay at the hotel the whole time and not do any tours. When I passed by the travel office on day 2, I just randomly asked what kid-friendly options they had available. They immediately said Xcaret, and that it was one of the best places to visit and definitely a must-see. When we went back the next day, we were offered a discount that was just too good to pass up on, so we thought.. YOLO! :))
Xcaret is an eco-archaeological family theme park. It is located by the shores of Riviera Maya, offering its guests the best of nature, from swimming with dolphins, to relaxing in the natural pools, to exploring in the underground rivers, to just breathing in all the greenery while hanging out with the butterflies in the Butterfly Pavilion, or the birds in the Aviary.
There is also a pretty museum where you will learn about and appreciate the colorful culture and history of Mexico, as well as the Chapel of Our Lady of Guadalupe where I was so grateful to have set foot in to be able to pause and be appreciative of the time I was blessed with to spend with my family, and nature.
(Yes, that’s water by the altar. And yes, those are cardboard people in the pews.)
We were not able to visit the Children’s world anymore as we didn’t have enough time, because everybody told us to watch the Xcaret Mexico Espectacular. There are 2 schedules to go back to your resort, one at 5pm, and the other at 9pm. Some people, we were told, get exhausted at the end of the day and opt to go home early and miss the show. We were told there were hammocks you can take a nap on by the beach, so we did that before filling up in El Manglar, the nearest of the many buffet restaurants inside the park (included in our admission).
The show lived up to its promise. It depicted how Mexico came to be, and all the different aspects of the culture in the different parts of the country. It was festive and very informative.
(Waiting at the lobby for the shuttle to bring us to the airport.)
It was a tiring trip going back home and we couldn’t wait to hit the beds when we arrived at 2300 in Los Angeles.
But all in all, wow, what an experience! It was a surreal trip, and definitely one for the books.
Until next trip! 🙂