Monday, July 5, 2010

Vamos a México!

I'm sorry, you don't speak Spanish? Me neither. I used Google translator to write this post title. Basically....WE'RE GOING TO MEXICO!!!

We are staying at the Ocean Coral & Turquesa Resort in Puerto Morelos. The article that I posted in the last post from Travel + Leisure reasons that this resort is perfect because:

"Luxury travel agent Natalie Nevares likes the little touches at Ocean Coral & Turquesa: “Chaise lounges studded with air jets are built right into the children’s pool, so parents can sit in the water with a pina colada, enjoying the bubbles and watching the kids play all day,” she says. Opened in late 2007, these side-by-side oceanfront resorts are still sparkling new. Guests share six restaurants (including a tapas bar), a spa, four pools plus a children’s pool, and a lovely stretch of palapa-shaded beach that boasts the world’s second-largest barrier reef right offshore. And because the resorts are just 15 minutes from the Cancun airport, you can catch an early flight from the U.S. and be swimming in the Caribbean before lunch."

We will be staying there for 6 nights/7 days and we cannot wait! We will be staying in a Privilege Junior Suite with an ocean view. The room has a two-person jacuzzi, private balcony, aromatherapy candles and much, much more! And because we signed up for a Privilege Suite we also get preferred seating at the restaurants, a special lounge equipped with Wi-Fi, hors d'oeuvres and drinks and access to a private beach.

I've also already found a couple activities we can do outside the resort. I've always wanted to go zip lining and what a better time than on our honeymoon! It's on a nature reserve called Bocal del Puma. It's a half day tour that starts out with a 1 km bike ride through the jungle (where we might see wild animals!)

Then you get harnessed in and you get to soar through the tree-tops on a zip line

and you finish the day off with a visit to two cenotes which are large, deep open water pools in the ground.

We're also interested in going to the Little Mexican Cooking School. They feed you breakfast in the morning and then spend the day teaching how to make authentic Mexican food, including guacamole and salsa. They also serve local beers and sangria, to, you know, "aid" in the cooking process. And you get to take home a cookbook and souvenir apron. Doesn't it just sound to-die-for?!

Are you as excited for your honeymoon as we are?

PS. None of these places are paying me to speak about them. I'm just very excited about all of them!


  1. Wow! That sounds like a dream! I love that you are getting out of the resort and experiencing nature and culture, too! Have fun!

  2. You'll love it!! My hubby and I went to Cancun (The Royal) on our honeymoon a few weeks ago and absolutely loved everything about Mexico! I'll be doing a recap of our honeymoon soon with tons of pictures!

  3. I can not wait! I'll have to check those pics out LauraLou!

  4. yay! We are going to Mexico too! FI just booked our HM to Riviera Maya....yay can't wait!