My Trip to Cozumel Mexico
I have to be honest … I wasn’t sure whether I would write this post about my trip to Cozumel. Don’t get me wrong, I had a great time! I just don’t want to be one of those people that shows photos of their vacation to anyone and everyone who will listen. But if a great great grandchild of mine someday looks me up to find out more info about one of their ancestors for a school project, maybe he or she will be interested to know that great great gramma went on a wild spree to Mexico with her daughters (well, maybe “wild” is stretching it just a bit).
It was good to get away. It wouldn’t have mattered to me where we went.
I was just happy to have uninterrupted time with my girls!
This is the view from our room. We stepped outside onto the patio and this is what we saw.
We stayed at Sunscape Sabor in Cozumel and I was glad the resort looked like villas instead of a big hotel. Plenty of garden areas were included all around. So pretty!
This is the larger pool at the resort. The white building is an outdoor dining seaside grill. Sunscape Sabor is an all-inclusive resort (my first time at an all-inclusive) and I was amazed at how good the food was in all of the restaurants. The Patio restaurant at the resort served some of the best food I’ve ever eaten.
Here’s more of the beach just steps away from our room.
You can always find a pelican or two.
They fly around and then dive beak first into the water when they see a fish.
The white sandy beach wasn’t at all hot to walk on.
Bridget enjoyed doing yoga on the beach.
The water is crystal clear and the reefs are popular for snorkeling and scuba diving.
One morning we took the ferry over to the mainland to go see the ancient Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza. I took this photo of San Miguel as the ferry was leaving the dock. The boat was filled mostly with commuters going to work over in Playa del Carmen.
After getting off the boat, we had a little over a 2-hour drive to the ruins. The girls weren’t that crazy about the bus ride (even though it was air conditioned and we were served snacks) but I really enjoyed seeing the countryside of Mexico and am grateful we got to see the Mayan Ruins; the pyramid is one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
Bridget and Stephanie strike a pose at the sports arena at the ruins.
The loser of the sporting event would get their head cut off!
And those heads were placed inside this structure, with engravings of the skulls that were kept inside.
Here’s what’s left of the observatory. Apparently it takes about 3 days to see all of the ruins.
You can see in this photo that the side of the pyramid on the left has been carefully restored, while the side on the right has not. Our guide Sammy offered to take our picture together.
Not far from the ruins was the Ik-Kil Cenote where we went for a swim.
This stone staircase takes you all the way down to the Cenote.
The Mayans used to swim here believing the waters had healing powers.
Those are vines hanging down on the right.
I loved the ruins and seeing areas off the beaten path, but it was good to get back to the resort.
I will always treasure my trip to Cozumel with Stephanie and Bridget.
And yes, I would go back to Sunscape Sabor Resort.
The moon over the Caribbean Sea was magical.
It was hard to say goodbye to Cozumel!
Just beautiful and what a great way to spend quality time with your pretty girls. They will also remember this forever.
Please! Don’t ever hesitate to share your vacations! A fun little Saturday morning armchair trip for us all! You are a great photographer! What camera do you prefer for these outdoor photos? Thanks! How great to have one-on-one time with your girls. It gets harder to pull off the older they get!
Looks beautiful. What a wonderful way to recharge and stay connected with your daughters.
The sand, surf and scenery are very appealing. Maybe I need to plan a trip.
Thanks for sharing!
I’m so glad you shared your vacation with us. I enjoyed your gorgeous photos.
You and your girls will always remeber this trip. I have never been there but you sold me! It looks fabulous! Maybe one day I will get there. THANK YOU for sharing this!!!
So sweet Jennifer. So excited that you got away with your girls and had such a beautiful time. Those times in life are the best.
What beautiful beaches and I could almost feel the warmth through your pictures. Glad it was a great trip.
Looks like you all had a wonderful trip. Your pictures are beautiful. You made some great memories with your daughters, Jennifer.
The resort looked so serene. How perfect for you and the girls. What and experience to visit the ruins and that Cenote looked amazing too. How could you not smile with blue waters, blue skies and so much sunshine! Thanks for sharing.
Thank you for your wonderful pictures and words on your experience at Cozmel. .this is also my first time at an all inclusive resort. My Dad passed 9 months ago and we (my husband and I and daughters; 24yo and 16 yo) are taking my 83yo mother. any request to ask the resort for my mom…. and any room better acquainted for her to inquire?