i love saying “cinco”. it is so much more than saying “five”.
the fifth day of our mexican vacation to playa del carmen was a wednesday. our group to head out for an excursion. but not before we could get a photo in our matching T-shirts. yes, we were those people. haha, oh well, only for a day!
can you find me and the mister? hint: i’ve got bunny ears ;)
we went to a place called xplor.
here is the description off their website:
Xplor is a unique underground world, with 7 amazing circuits that invite you to rediscover your emotions and senses within nature.
Dare to ride our 13 zip lines among the Caribbean’s lively nature and enjoy refreshing water landings and amazing suspension bridges; take a trip through the jungle on unstoppable amphibious vehicles, explore an underground paradise where you can swim surrounded by amazing stalactites and stalagmites, discover a matchless raft route across stunning subterranean caverns while paddling with your own hands, and to complete your feat, a nutritious and light buffet, that will recharge your energy. All this awaits you at Xplor.
The Earth is inviting you… Can you hear the beat?
there were four different activities to choose from. there was a heart at the center of xplor and signs pointing to each activity.
we started with the zip lines. that took 2 whole hours and there were 13 zip lines and a long water slide. we couldn’t take the camera with us since we got wet.. but i can tell you that it was a workout! there were endless stairs to climb on multiple towers. it definitely qualified as a lower body workout. each zip line whizzed over the jungle with lots of different wildlife below, such as alligators and jaguars.
after the zip lines we did the amphibious vehicles. marshall drove one of the circuits and i drove the other one. it was fun!
the best part was probably the super sweet orange helmets.
i slightly resemble a chipmunk in that photo. not sure what is going on with my mouth.
the price of the entry ticket also included an all you can eat buffet. apparently they really like all you can eat buffets in mexico..
i got a salad topped with caprese, some potato wedges, marinated mushrooms and a burger that i took one bite of and threw away. i hate wasting food, but it was straight up gross. sorry, food, into the garbage you go.
to fill my belly, i ate more potato wedges (they were good!) and a bowl of fresh fruit.. you can’t go wrong with fruit.
after lunch, we were full and tired so marshall and i took an hour-long nap in the hammocks.
relaxing! we were kind of over the whole thing after our naps, so we caught a cab back to the resort. not without getting a photo in front of the giant heart, of course.
back at the resort, marshall and i did some wandering around and took photos of the wildlife. there were lots of different animals all over the place at all times!
a flamingo pond..
um.. oops? guilty.
not sure what this guy is, but isn’t he adorable? we only saw 3 of these the whole time.
just wandering around on the resort pathways. anyone know what he is?
random peacocks roaming around everywhere..
what we saw the most of were these little fellows..
they are called agoutis. aren’t they cute?
i shouldn’t have to tell you guys this.. but yes, there was more ice cream.
and more beach time.
and more all inclusive buffet food in the form of salad and cheese and bread.
and that, my friends, was day #5.
only two days to go! and they will both be recapped tomorrow. then we will be back to regularly scheduled programming. for a few days.. then i am off to chicago. i know, how dare i be so inconsistent with you guys and take so many vacations. sorry, but i’m not sorry!
1. have you ever zip-lined? like it? hate it? if you haven’t, do you wanna? or would you never?
2. clowns: creepy or funny?
xo. janetha g.