I really needed to beat the January blues and escape the miserable UK weather so the other half and I booked up for a cheap holiday in Mexico.
And I fell in love.
Mexico is a absolutely wonderful country with so much charm. I hadn’t expected to love it as much as I did, and as someone who religiously has always said that I would never go back to the same place twice I’m already looking at holidays for next winter to go explore the Caribbean side.
We stayed in Riu Jalisco, which was right on the beach, and all inclusive. It literally had everything that we needed, and the cocktails were out of this world. For how cheap the hotel was, it was absolutely ideal and we would recommend it to anyone.
If you stay at a Riu hotel, ask for a Miami Vice, it’s not on the menu but super super good!
Anyway, enough about cocktails, back to Mexico.
If you’re looking for the most amazing landscape ever. The Pacific side of Mexico is where it’s at. Trees, mountains, rugged villages EVERYWHERE. Puerto Vallarta, the main area where we were, cannot compare to the Caribbean side of Tulum in any way; Mexican culture is in full swing here, and both sides are totally different. The state of Jalisco is the birthplace of tequila and the sombrero; a place of living and working Mexican people.
Mexicans are the friendliest people; everyone we met went out of their way to help us and it was really appreciated!
So what did we get up to in the first part of our trip? Not a lot to be honest. How could you resist relaxing on a beach full of palm trees?
I’ll leave this for now, but join me for later blog posts about what we did on our adventures around Mexico!