It’s Travel Throwback Thursday; a weekly excuse to flashback to past adventures. I can’t remember what I did last week, yet despite the fact my trip to Mexico was some time ago I can remember it as clear as anything. The fact that it’s so memorable is surely the hallmark stamp of a truly amazing destination.
I visited Mexico as part of my round-the-world trip. I was unprepared for how beautiful it would be. The pristine white sand beaches are some of the most gorgeous I’ve visited. Not only are they as idyllic as you probably imagine, but they’re lined with stylish beach bars. Forget bar stools; sip your cocktail from a luxurious beach bar swing or hammock. If you’re feeling especially relaxed, opt for a four-poster day-bed on the beach. Enjoy watching the sun set in true comfort, with endless drinks supplied by your personal waiter.
With countless five-star resorts, Mexico is geared up for visitors wanting a luxurious VIP experience. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. Visit Señor Frogs or Coco Bongo if you want to have a night of dancing and laughs. The regular confetti showers and trapeze acts may be a little gimmicky, but they are entertaining.
Mexico also scores highly on my travel list because it delivers on so many other levels. Visiting the Mayan Ruins and exploring the cenotes have been some of the best experiences I’ve had. However, I’m pining to go back to try some of the other activities on offer, like quad biking through the jungle or exploring nearby Contoy Island.
Mexico was my second stop on my round-the-world trip and I was unprepared for another reason. On a backpacker’s budget I was fully expecting to slum it in a hostel. However, I managed to find a boutique guesthouse, which scored not only in terms of a cheap price, but also what I got in return for my dollar. With air conditioning, a pool and a spacious bedroom I felt like I was staying in a hotel.
Some years on and with a bigger budget, I’ve been spending my lunch break daydreaming about where I’d stay on my next visit. If you haven’t been to Mexico, I’d definitely recommend adding it to your travel wish list. It even made it onto my top honeymoon spots.
Where does Throwback Thursday leave you dreaming about?