The Rest of My Mexico Cruise

I never got around to writing about the rest of my cruise to Mexico. It didn’t involve horses, but it was really enjoyable. Unlike my bloggers I’ve seen post about it, I actually enjoy cruising. As I said in my earlier post, I like the forced relaxation. Left to my own devices, I’ll fill every minute of a vacation day with as many activities as possible.

My husband and I spent most of the cruise eating, reading, relaxing, eating some more, and also doing some shore excursions.


How I spent most of my cruise

At our stop in Puerto Vallarta, we went ziplining at Lose Veranos Canopy Tours. This was a pretty cool activity. We were picked up in town and driven along the coast and out into a canyon. The ziplining was pretty cool because we went back and forth across the canyon multiple times going in and out of the jungle and suspended over the river beneath. There are 14 different zip lines and some of them are pretty long so you end up doing about 2 miles of zip lines.


After ziplining, the company has a restaurant and bar along the river with a sort of mini zoo. I got to hold a really cool snake (that I now forget the type of snake) who curled around my hands and then down my purse strap.


My favorite though, was the little family of Pygmy Marmosets. The baby was so cute and curious.

This baby Pygmy Marmoset was the cutest! #puertovallarta #pygmymarmoset

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We didn’t do an excursion in Cabo San Lucas, but we did wander around the main harbor area checking out some shops. My favorite were the mosaic beaded animals. The one store we went into had a bunch of cow skulls that had been beaded and then one horse skull.  The owner said it was his horse’s skull. I didn’t ask how his horse came to be dead, but the final result was gorgeous.

Gorgeous beaded horse skull for sale in Cabo. #mexico #cabo #wishiboughtit

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I couldn’t afford a skull, but I did buy this little beaded mule:

beaded mule

Although Mexico isn’t my favorite destination, this was a great cruise and a great way to spend the holidays. I really enjoyed reading, relaxing, spending hours in the spa and hots tubs, and just generally enjoying myself. I hope to do some more adventurous vacations in 2017, but this was a great way to close out 2016.


13 thoughts on “The Rest of My Mexico Cruise

  1. Teresa

    I love the little beaded mule! I am glad that you had a good vacation. I am heading out next week to a resort in Cuba- it will be the same thing for me- forced relaxation. I cannot wait.

  2. stampyandthebrain

    I love cruises and exactly for the reason you said, forced relaxation. I just can’t stop sometimes, lol. I’ve only been on one cruise but it was an amazing one to Alaska for my honeymoon. I really need to go on another!

  3. roamingridersite

    That horse skull is gorgeous. I don’t think I could do that to Gem’s skull and now I am wondering ow they processed it in the first place….ugh…anyway…a cruise is at the top of my vacation wish list.

  4. Stacie Seidman

    That sounds really relaxing! Almost all of my trips the last few years were horse related, and you just don’t get as much relaxing time in, that’s for sure!
    I love the beaded mule, so cute!

  5. Dom

    Forced relaxation sounds really appealing right about now! I’m glad you decided to share this “non horsey” part of your life with us 🙂 I love the beaded mule and the marmoset. Zip lining is pretty high on my to-do list 🙂

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