When you think about visiting Mexico, you probably envision a cluster of colourful buildings, street food stalls and lots of palm trees. Well, this place definitely had lots of tropical greenery but resembled more an episode of The OC than the Mexico I had in mind. However, it was still incredibly charming nonetheless and made a welcoming entrance to our hotel, plus a lovely day out later in the week, which I will share with you in this post!
Fuchsia Flower Street
Quite possibly the most beautiful street we have walked through, this long winding road circles around the little gated community of Puerto Aventuras, leaving behind a scattering of brightly coloured fuchsia petals. We shot some outfit photos here, which you can see on my style blog, as who can resist such a beautiful backdrop, and spent the rest of the morning trying to pick out our favourite house amongst the many, many beautiful peachy coloured buildings. Needless to say, it wasn’t an easy task – I would have been happy with any one of them.
A few minutes down the pretty winding road is the first harbour area with its pristine white boats and a handful of bars and restaurants with happy hour cocktails. Since we were here early in the morning, we settled on lemonade in one of the cafes with a slightly more traditional Mexican decor. We also scoured shop after shop looking for the perfect mini sombrero fridge magnet for Dave (there were so many to choose from!) and tried to send a postcard to my grandad, but the little local post office had very irregular opening hours… Despite not being like the typical Mexico that we expected, we really liked it here thanks to the slow pace and peaceful atmosphere. It made a nice change from the hustle and bustle of other touristy places. We really wanted to return on one of the evenings for some sunset cocktails but sadly did not find the time in the end, which is a shame as I’m sure it would have been a lovely night.
Being only a ten-minute walk from our hotel, we were able to enjoy our morning here before heading back to cool off in the pool! There was also the option to hire bikes to explore a little further but between the heat and all of the energy that we were using up, we weren’t quite up for cycling in the sun! Oddly enough, this was one of our favourite little adventures from our week in Mexico, despite not being very typically Mexican. Maybe it is because it was so quiet and relaxing, or the fact that it was very low-key and almost free (minus our lemonades)…
Have you been to Mexico? What area did you stay in?