Mexico Recap

Thursday, December 12, 2013

There is no better day than throwback Thursday to do a recap of our trip to Mexico last week! Tyler and I went to Riviera Maya with my sorority mom, Danielle, and her boyfriend Chuck. We stayed at The Ocean Coral and Turquesa I would definitely recommend our resort ! We had never been to an all-inclusive before and were very pleased with the atmosphere, food, drinks, etc. The resort was gorgeous and the staff was great.

ocean coral and turquesa review

While we were there we mainly just hung out on the beach and played sand volleyball all day. What was crazy was that nobody on my team spoke the same language! It was cool how everyone played together. We also had an intense bags (or corn hole) tournament throughout the week. We ended tied 2-2... guess we better go back to finish our game!

resorts in riviera maya mexico

On Tuesday, we went snorkeling! I have never been snorkeling before so I was honestly kind of scared! We got picked up by a boat at our resort and they took us to the middle of the ocean. We got to explore the ocean for over an hour before being taken back to the resort. It was beautiful! I got over my fear as soon as I got in the water. We saw a lot of different fish and coral reef.

snorkeling excursion in mexico

snorkeling in riviera maya mexico

Our resort was all inclusive, so we got to eat and drink whatever we wanted all week long. One of the bartenders made us all shots on our first day there called" Shit on the Green Grass." The shot is made with midori and (I think) kahlua. This pretty much became our staple for the week!

ocean coral and turquesa restaurants

Another fun thing our resort had was a hibachi restaurant where they cook the food right in front of you. The food was delicious and our waiter, Miguel, put on a great show. It was his birthday so we sang happy birthday (and made him take a tequila shot)!

restaurants at ocean coral and turquesa

We had so much fun on our trip just relaxing and enjoying the warm weather. It was really hard to leave it on Friday! We wore shorts and flip flops on the plane and definitely received some weird looks when we landed in Chicago for our layover.

all inclusive vacations in mexico

However, the most exciting part of the whole trip was when Chuck proposed to Danielle!! He proposed on Sunday when we got to the resort. Tyler knew about it in advance but didn't tell me. I'm glad he didn't so I could freak out when Danielle went, "Hey, look what Chuck got me! Chuck was the only who's bags were searched at the airport. He was really nervous about it, and after he proposed I understood why haha! Congrats again, you two! I love you guys :).

resort in riviera maya mexico

Mexico was a blast and I cannot wait until our next vacation. Where to next?!

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  1. We spent two weeks in Mexico south of Playa del Carmen and it was amazing, I'd go back in a heart beat :o). Xx

  2. Che belle foto!!!!

  3. Wow Darcy I felt like I took a trip amazing pictures well done you look gorgeous look at your body you look like you belong on the cover of Shape magazine giving us tip. How nice to enjoy with friends and they also get engage congrats to them as well both ring are stunning love this post I needed a better view than snow.

    1. Jackie, you are way too sweet! Thank you so much for your kindness :)

  4. gah this looks so fun!! and that is so sweet that he proposed at the beginning of the trip, what a great surprise!

  5. Looks like you had a wonderful trip! I went to Mexico a few years ago (Cancun) and these photos make me want to go back asap!

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  6. You look so happy and relaxed in your photos, Darcy. Glad you had such a fun trip!

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  7. ahhhhh!! if only i could teleport myself there to that beach!! such wonderful pictures and recap.

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  8. looks like an amazing trip, lucky you!

  9. Looks like you had an amazing time! Mexico seems like such a fun place to go for vacation. :]

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  10. Gorgeous photos! So glad you had a good time! :)


  11. That looks like a wonderful vacation. We are looking at going to Riviera Maya for my sister's wedding!

  12. Looks like it was such a fun trip!

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  13. You pictures are breathtaking, thank you for sharing. Now I really want to go on vacation seeing how its 20 degrees here!

  14. Really makes me want to get out of cold and head to the beach!!!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  15. looks like a great trip! snorkeling is so much fun.

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  16. Looks like an incredible trip, I can't begin to tell you how jealous I am!

  17. while we have some great beaches here, i'd love to visit other amazing places like this!!

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  18. Looks like you had a great time! What a great fun surprise!

  19. This trip sounds amazing! And how fun for Danielle! The pictures are awesome. We went snorkeling on vacation - it did not enjoy it! I was so expecting to - but I got so claustrophobic, which I have never gotten before. I wish I had enjoyed it more like you did!

  20. It sounds like an amazing trip!! I love all the pictures!! :)

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  21. Wow! Looks you guys had so much fun! I am so jealous!! That resort looks beautiful!

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  22. It looks like you all had an amazing time! I love all of your pictures!


  23. This looks AMAZING!!! Looks like you guys had a blast! Congratulations to your sorority big on her engagement!

  24. aahh went to riviera maya last year and totally had tons of fun!!! the food, drinks, beach life!!! aaahhh this post made me miss it sooo much!! :D

    congrats to your friend!! :D

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  25. What a fabulous trip! You guys had a great time! Love your dresses Darcy. So happy for your friend. How romantic! Congratulations to her.

  26. Yay to Riviera Maya! Our home away from home! This made me so happy to read about! Unfortunately, our trip there this year was a very very rainy one, but my brother got engaged on that trip. so I can definitely relate to your happiness for your friend! Thanks for sharing!

  27. That is awesome! I'm glad you had so much fun.


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