Thursday, September 22, 2011

{Our Honeymoon} Chapter 3: Cancun Adventures

While we were in Cancun, we had the opportunity to take a couple of excursions. We are so thankful that we were able to take these excursions, as people were extremely generous with their wedding gifts. We definitely enjoyed every minute and have some fun memories!

For the first excursion, we headed to a place called Xel Ha, which is a natural aquarium about 2 hours south of Cancun. Here, the fresh water from an underground river and the warmer waters from the ocean meet, and they have built a tourist spot around it. We had become fairly accustomed to the "all-inclusive" nature of the resort, so this excursion was just right for us, as it too was all-inclusive.

We spent the day snorkeling/floating/shivering down the river :)

We didn't see a ton of fish, but we did see a barracuda...

We had met a sweet couple at the resort who were also on their honeymoon. Jared and Carla had planned an excursion to Isla Mujeres and were generous enough to let us tag along. We took a ferry ride out to the island, where we had a full day of activities waiting for us.

Heading out on the ferry with Jared and Carla

The water was so BLUE!

When we arrived at the island, we headed straight for our appointment to swim with the dolphins! It was a lot of fun, and we really enjoyed it. There was something exciting, yet equally terrifying at the same time, about being in the water with such a big mammal.Our dolphin, Fatima, needed a little encouragement at first before she warmed up to our group. We were able to feel her skin, teeth, and tongue, get a kiss, and take a couple of rides with her during our swim (one where we could hold on to her flippers, and another where she came from behind and pushed our feet with her nose for a ride on a boogie board). I wish we had pictures to show you. There were some good ones. But sadly, we were not allowed to take pictures with our own cameras and the price they were asking was just too much. So we will just have to remember our fun experience without fun images...

But here are some pictures of the island...

I want to go back....

Looking at Cancun from Isla Mujeres...

We also had the opportunity to zip line while we were on the island. The zip line people kept asking if I was scared. At each new platform I told them, "Nope. I'm excited!" Thankfully, I am not afraid of heights, and it was pretty awesome to zip line over a beautiful tropical ocean.

I mean, really. How incredible is that view??

Excited to zip line!

We spent the rest of the day snorkeling and hanging out on the beach.

We had a great day, and we are thankful for our honeymoon friends!


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