deannad

What type of resort goer are you?

Discussion created by deannad on Jan 22, 2016
Latest reply on Jan 27, 2016 by melissaerb

Let’s talk resorts Insiders!

 

When you visit a tropical destination, do you hang by the pool/beach every day and bask in all the amenities the resort has to offer? Or do you partake in off-site activities like guided day tours, scuba diving, snorkeling, boat rides, parasailing, ATV tours, swimming with dolphins, etc.?

 

I always do at least one off-site activity, and try to make it an all-day event if possible. If I can find one that involves diving into the local culture, that’s even better! I love seeing how locals live, learning about their history, and of course, eating their native food

 

When my boyfriend and I went to Riviera Maya earlier this year, we went on a day tour called Coba Maya Adventure to the ancient ruins (more about our experience climbing the ancient pyramid Nohuch Mu on this thread: https://www.rewards- insiders.marriott.com/people/joshm/blog/2015/08/12/cocktail-party-travel-stories).


The entire day was amazing, but one of the most special parts was a ceremony with an old healer (shaman) of the village. He said a prayer, burned local flowers and spices, and "blessed" us all. After that, we ate a home-cooked lunch from the women of the village that included a chicken stew, corn tortillas that were made right in front us, different salsas and black beans. It was absolutely delicious, and it was fascinating to get a quick snapshot into their daily lives by visiting the village. That day trip also included rappelling down a mountainside, zip lining over a lake, kayaking, swimming in beautiful fresh water cenotes (which were SO beautiful), and the tour of Coba. The trip was adventure filled & well-rounded, and we’d recommend it to anyone visiting the area!


    

 

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