Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Costa Maya

Tuesday we were in Costa Maya. This is the view from the ship. The water was beautiful.
Dean did a lot of research before we went & found a place for us to spend the day. It wasn't a ship excursion but this place got rave reviews on Cruise Critic. It was half the price of the ship excursions. $52 per person & that included transportation to & from the port & all you could eat & drink.
It was FABULOUS!! The ride there? Not so much. Very bumpy & backwoods. Suzy had already been queasy. The ride didn't help.
She was resting. We had our own little tiki hut type thing except it was big. Our resident spanish speakers, Kitzia & Jackie called it a Pollopa. I have no idea how to spell that. It had the bed Suzy's laying on, chairs, a hammock & then out in the sun, chaise lounges & it was on the beach. This was our view.
So pretty! In keeping with the rest of these blog posts about the trip. Here's a picture of a drink.
A pina colada. It was good but better when we requested that they make them with Malibu Rum instead of dark rum. It was Fat Tuesday so we were wearing our beads like good little Louisianians. Dean & Brad having a beer.
We saw on the Maya Chan website that they have drinks in coconuts. Well, that has my name written all over it. I'm all about tropical stuff. The only thing that would've made it better is to have a little umbrella in it. We had our own little private bar & bartender. His name was Hugo. I asked Hugo about the coconut drink & he said "Oh, a Coco Loco". Yep, that's what I want & I don't care what it's made of. So, he hollers to another little guy in spanish & the next thing you know the guy is chopping down a coconut.
Yes, he literally, got a coconut out of the tree & started chopping it with this machete thing. This is him.
Then he brought it to Hugo & Hugo made the drink.
It was really good. I asked what was in it & it was a bunch of coconut stuff. Malibu Rum, coconut water, coconut milk & I don't remember what else. After you finish the drink they'd chop the coconut in half so you could eat it. I've never had fresh coconut like that but it was good. Me & Suzy enjoying our drinks.
I almost forgot, all the ladies got massages on the beach! It was awesome. Those of you that know me in real life know I'm kinda particular about strangers touching me. I didn't have my first pedicure until the day before my wedding & my first massage last year. Well, let's just say the masseuse's here were a little sketchy looking. There was a  lady & a couple of men. I wasn't going to get one but everyone told me I was being ridiculous so I gave in. I got one of the men. Oh well. It was a good massage, I was on the beach & it was cheap! I felt better about the little man when I saw his toes. He had on Jesus sandals & his toe nails were very neat & clean.

After my massage was lunch. AMAZING!!! There were chips & guacamole, soft tacos, chicken, pork & beef & sauces to go with it. Sooooooo good. I swear it was some of the best food I've eaten. The only problem I had was I put a bunch of sauce on my tacos before I saw that it said "spicy". Oops. Yeh it was hot but still DELISH! They even had Dr. Pepper. How random is that? After lunch I had another pina colada for dessert & chilled in the hammock with my Nook.
I'm sure you know where this is going. I ended up taking a nice nap in that hammock & woke up with a weird sunburn because of how my arm was laying. It wasn't bad but I have a weird spot. Another view.
This was our bar.
Brad, me & Kitzia.
Brad & the infamous Hugo.
He looks a little scary but in person he was all smiles & very nice. Me & Dean.
The port in Costa May is so pretty. You could actually spend the afternoon there at the pool.
Once we got back on the ship we had to get dressed for dinner. Our cruise line was Norwegian & they have several specialty restaurants that you can pay a cover charge to go & eat. We were going to Cagney's, the steakhouse. This was the one night we got all dressed up & I just realized I have no pictures on my camera from that night & I don't remember if anyone else took any. Everything was so good.  This welcomed us back to our room after dinner. Is it a bunny??


  1. OMG, I would have told the ship to leave me right here. You know I don't drink much, but I guarantee I would have gotten wasted that day. That just looks incredible.

  2. Looks very relaxing, Traci. We have been to Costa Maya a lot and I will have to consider that place next time. Thanks for the prayers....Christine

  3. wow, a very romantic place very suitable if departing with the husband.

    But if you've tried to visit Bali in Indonesia, there is no less beautiful are the same Costa Maya.

    There are also many tourist attractions that you can visit.

  4. You are cracking me up about the massage, and the little man's toes! But oh what fun it looks like ya'll had! I'm jealous.

  5. Jealous with a capital J...How gorgeous!

  6. It just looks beautiful!! I'm so glad that you had a great time!

  7. Now that little excursion sounded fantastic! But you know, dear one, I am always hungry and thirsty after reading your blog!

    Thanks for visiting my curb appeal post. Hope you get some decent weather soon.

  8. YUMMY drink selections!

  9. YUMMY drink selections!

  10. I've enjoyed your cruise posts! Love the blue toes. Been moving to blues, greens, and even purple toes myself.

  11. Your cruise posts are great. Wonderful pictures, I especially like the personal ones... looks like you all are really enjoying yourselves. I bet you are fun to travel with! :) Thanks for sharing.


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