A jewel of an adventure! Day 4-Cozumel pt.1

Today was a day full of adventures. So full in fact, that I have to split it into two posts. For this cruise, we chose to book excursions with the ship. It IS a bit pricier, but it was good to know RCCL had our backs. We’ve never been to Cozumel and Costa Maya but Mexico has a bad rep so we’d rather be safe than sorry. Now that we’ve been, I’m much more confident in finding my own activities when we’re there next time.

We decided to do the Jungle Hike and Beach Break excursion. Part 1 will take us on a hike through the Mayan jungle.

This is our first glimpse of Cozumel.

I was so excited I could burst!

And look, Carnival has joined us!

Yes, I can recognize cruise ships from that far away.

Got my video camera out and ready!

The water was GORGEOUS. I can’t think of any other word. Ok, BEAUTIFUL. It’s incredible. It’s unreal. I can’t even believe I’m looking at it but there I am.

The weather couldn’t have been more perfect. It was a great beach day.

On our way to meet our guide, we see this really creepy sign.

After we met our guide, JESUS, we got on a minibus and was driven to the “jungle”. It was a nice little ride where we got to know a bit more about our guide who is a triathlete and an Iron man. I felt really safe with him leading the way.

Went we got to our destination, we all sat in front of this map… I think it’s supposed to be of the trail we were going to be on.

As part of this excursion, we were given backpacks, a bottle of water and a snack bar. There was also an ATV version of this tour that looked like a lot of fun! We were ready for our adventure.

Oh, I almost forgot, I did gel nails for the first time ever for this cruise. To top that off, I also decided to do some nail art for the first time.

The art on my thumb is the logo of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Heck ya!

Let me take you through the jungle.

He would often stop at interesting points in our hike to point something out to us or tell us a tidbit about Mayan culture. It was very fun to learn about it all and the trek was great too! I felt like a kid on a playground again, hopping over stumps and walking across bridges.

This wasn’t an authentic Mayan jungle trek. It was a man-shaped area where they took the natural land and created paths and planted artifacts and structures like these to show the trekkers.

I didn’t mind that these weren’t “real” because it felt like a really immersive museum to me.

We had a really great time and I would definitely do something like this again. I love learning more about the culture of places I visit. Mr.S and YC ate live termites. They said it tasted like dirt.


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5 Responses to A jewel of an adventure! Day 4-Cozumel pt.1

  1. Anndrea says:

    The creepy sign is not showing up.

    Love your new layout.

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