Cancun was probably one of the most visited places during the pandemic, and as I planned trips for 2022, Cancun wasn't on the list. It just happened. Oddly enough, I see it happening again.
Cancun is a Mexican city on the Yucatan Peninsula that borders the Caribbean sea. Long a destination for college students on spring break or retirees soaking up beach life, it was the home of this nomad for three days.
I landed at roughly 3:35 pm. The 15-minute walk from the plane to immigration didn't compare to the almost hour-long line in immigration. A few moments later, I was on the other side.
I didn't have to wait long for transportation as it was already outside with a sign. The Airbnb host arranged transportation which took a light load off. (Taxi's in Cancun has to be Covid-19 certified. So not having to deal with this was fine) After traveling to the location and touring the house, I got food.
Empanadas were the dinner of choice. It was close by, and the shop had enough options to keep me interested. Winding down at the pool with dinner was not a terrible way to end the first night.
The next day I woke up in the afternoon. Not sure if it's the fact I was working so much before the trip, or I just needed a rest. I spent the day moving from the bed to the pool and back. I moved from soaking up the sun and retreating once it became too much.
I ordered uber eats for the majority of the day.
The next day I got a taxi and made my way to Playa Delfines. Playa Delfines is at the beginning of the beach stip where most of the hotels are. Once you see the Cancun sign, you will know you've arrived. I spent the day on the beach. The water was rough, but the ability to be on the beach in the sand was all that mattered.
Once it began to get dark, I headed down the stip to get dinner.
A sit-down dinner at Zkat-Ik did the trick. I had the Cochinita Pibil and a hibiscus juice. The food was amazing, as well as the atmosphere at the water. The fact that they didn't take American Express was the only problem I had at the restaurant(A rant for another day)
That night while watching TV the airline notified me of a flight change. The 4:00 Pm departure was now a 9:00 pm departure. Thinking I saw this movie before, I decided to get on the earlier flight. (Stuck in El Salvador)
The only thing I had time to do was get an antigen test and then make my way to the airport.
All in all the trip gave me the recharge I needed for a busy travel year ahead. I can't wait to return and explore areas such as Tulum and Playa Del Carmen.
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