I just arrived home from my FIRST INTERNATIONAL WEDDING in Riviera Maya, Mexico a few days ago. WHAT AN EXPERIENCE! The beaches of Mexico are absolutely stunning. It helped that I had such a gorgeous couple to photograph during my time there!
TIPS and TRICKS for travel around Riviera Maya.
: Shuttles to different places should be booked the day before. Don't rely on a shuttle to pick you up in 10 minutes like Ubers and Lifts do here in America. If you are jumping from resort to resort for any certain reason, make sure your transportation is taken care of in advance. We figured it out, but hey, there were a couple of bumps along the way.
: The Hard Rock resort is a MUST if you are heading to the beaches of Mexico. The entertainment and accommodations there are top notch. Foam parties, endless drinks, gorgeous and clean. The food, I must add, was incredible.
: Take friends along. If you are going, make sure you take your besties with! I was in Mexico for work, so I took three of my closest friends with me and stayed a couple of extra nights. TOTALLY WORTH IT!
: We learned that Occidental XCaret Resort is very family oriented. If you are traveling with family, this may be a good place to take kids! I was having my morning coffee the day before the wedding, and a monkey came and swung by my balcony and joined me! Amazing! They are known for their zoo (which my friends and I got lost in the first night.)
: Keep your passport and immigration forms organized as travel can get hectic and exhausting. It'll help make your trip go faster and easier!
: Last but not least, try all of the fruity drinks the resorts have to offer (from the bartenders only). They are BOMB!