Well, it’s official, we are no longer in paradise and we are back to the daily grind.
After our vacation away spent with many days on the beach, a new tan & a mind full of new memories, we are back home & already we’re ready to relive our vacation away via photo!
Thankfully for us, I did go a bit camera-happy and came home with nearly 500 photos from our trip! Don’t worry though, I didn’t upload all 500 for you to see – I just picked out some of my favourites!
While on our trip, we were offered an exciting opportunity to visit Cozumel. The hotel we were staying at accidentally overbooked and so they offered to send us to their sister hotel for a few nights. Of course, we jumped at the offer and zoomed off to Cozumel for a few days.
I have to say, Cozumel was so beautiful and if you’re up for a little day trip out of Playa Del Carmen, or if you want to break up your stay as we did then I highly recommend you visit there. Also, it’s known for being a great spot for snorkelling and scuba diving so if you’re into that then it’s a definitely must-visit.
How do you get to Cozumel from Playa Del Carmen?
Getting to Cozumel is super easy. The ferry ride from Playa Del Carmen to Cozumel is just 45 minutes and the ferry runs every hour.
While we were in Cozumel we decided to try out snorkelling. We ended up seeing giant turtles, colourful schools of fish, and we even saw a baby nurse shark. That last one was a bit scary for me though and I quickly retreated back onto the boat. Yikes!
Back in Playa Del Carmen, we ended up also going on a number of small day trips. One of our favourite excursions from our trip was a day-long excursion to the ruins & a beach known as “Paradise Beach” (pictured above) – and paradise it was! The sand on the beach was bright white and superfine, and the water was so clear and warm. It was lovely.
We also spent a day checking out the Tulum ruins (which were incredible) and then we went to the Coba ruins where we climbed the steps of the ruins up to the very top. If you’re ever in Playa Del Carmen, and you enjoy history, then I highly recommend you visit both Tulum & Coba – they were both absolutely incredible!