Back from our Mexican Vacation! (and Tiny Prints cards came in!)

Me, the husband, our friends, and the boy just got back from our Mexican Vacation. It was a blast. We trekked into the interior to go see pyramids, then spent several days relaxing on the beach at Isla Mujeres, off the coast of Cancún. It was a great trip, and I highly recommend it for a family vacation.
Some highlights and recommendations:

  • For our first night we stayed at a little eco hotel in downtown Cancún, El Rey del Caribe. It was lovely– a little oasis in downtown with a jungle like courtyard with a pool, hammocks, and a huge banyon tree. Great for a single night before we trekked off to the wilds. We also ate a great little italian pizza place called Tigre Y Toro, that was walking distance from the hotel.
  • Our favorite part of the trip to the ruins was Ek Balam, where you can still climb the pyramids–it’s not as extensive as Chichen Itza, but definitely worth a visit. Although it was hot as the devil, we all had a great time doing that. We also stopped at a cenoté outside Valladolid, which was basically a natural pool inside a cave. Very cool, the kids loved swimming there.
  • We spent the remainder of our time on Isla Mujeres, which we loved.  We stayed at the Ixchel condos, and had a hot tub on our rooftop deck that doubled as a kiddy pool for the boys to play in when we didn’t feel like going down to the real pool or beach.  Great location on North beach.
  • We did a golf cart tour of the island, and found a fabulous beach restaurant with some of the best fish I’ve ever had.  More on the food later, we had incredible ceviche at this little beach bar too.
  • All in all, a great, and mostly kid friendly vacation!
Climbing the acropolis at Ek' Balam
The view from our rooftop patio on Isla Mujeres
Hanging out with our cool friends
Touring Isla Mujeres on our golf carts
Heading home...


Plus, when we got home, the Tiny Prints cards I ordered for Father’s Day came in… Here’s the Scoop on that – and a free card for YOU too!