When my Mother mentioned her and Rick were going to Cancun, I was really quick to jump on this bandwagon. And I am so glad Ben and I did, we were surrounded in paradise and extreme beauty. We highered a driver to take us around and see all the touristy sights.
We were unable to climb or go inside the temple for safety reasons, But how I wish I could have had a peek inside. It is said to have been built on top of a few pre-existing temples.
Our tour guide literally wore us out, he was hard to understand and heat didn't seem to bother him. We were all dying for shade and rest by the time he was done with us.
The architecture and thought that went into the buildings and structures was amazing for the time period. They built the temple on higher ground and leveled it out
I thought there was just the main temple I didn't realize there were so many other buildings which included, a school, sports court, theater, and much more I can't remember, or understand.
This is the market, it use to have a top but it all caved in. It was used to sell and trade goods and grocery's, the peoples local Albertson's.
We woke up really early to avoid the crowds...they were not kidding about the tour buses. Many languages were being spoken other than Spanish and English, we heard French and German.
When I die I will have many questions I would like to have answered about this place, it was so amazing!
I have no idea how to spell out the name of these caves but this was beautiful, they were created by rain water and meteors breaking through the surface. Supposedly the meteors that killed the dinosaurs, our driver firmly believed in this concept. The rocks drooped like stretched taffy and the water was a beautiful blue green.
Our beautiful Resort the Ritz Carlton in Cancun. The beach was a perfect white sand, and the water was the most beautiful shade of aqua blue. The cleanest, bug free beach I have ever been on. Every day the cabana boys would lay out our towels for us on the beech so we could lay out and enjoy the ocean and the sound of the ways.
This was our stunning view from our balcony. We pretty much were outside all the time, who could resist this entertaining arrangement. This is my Disneyland.
Right outside the entrance to our room they had this beautiful courtyard, (all indoors) with these perfectly groomed leafy plants draping down four or five floors.
Ben got all romantic on me (he is really picking up on how to surprise and spoil me). But he and Rick with possibly a little nudge from my Mom arranged a romantic surprise sunset dinner on the beach. Lucky for us it was a full moon and it was huge! It was amazing to watch it rise up out of the horizon first being a blinding beautiful yellow/orange and then high in the sky to its usual pretty white dot.
Our table and cabana, and amazing (basically) American food. To help set the mood they had a saxophone musician walking up and down the board walk playing romantic melodies.