As a photographer I couldn't resist documenting as much as I could, capturing the beauty of the Mexican Riviera. While aboard the Carnival Miracle I can honestly say I had an amazing time. Not only celebrating 10 years of Marriage with my husband, but experiencing places I had never been. Surprisingly enough, after living in the southwest for a huge portion of my life I had never truly visited Mexico! Out of the three ports I was able to go ATVing in Cabo San Lucas, drink Margaritas in Mazatlan and my favorite was exploring hidden beaches and villages in Puerto Vallarta.
Cobo San Lucas
My favorite of the three would be, hands down, Puerto Vallarta. Maybe because it was further south and much warmer that time of year or that we chose a great excursion to go on. The hidden beaches excursion provided snorkeling, whale watching, and we were able to immerse ourselves in the culture a bit by visiting a small village that required boats to get in and out of. I fell in love with the little kids who sold seashells they would find on the beach. From the village we rode horses to a hidden waterfall where a man they called Nacho put on a great show doing some cliff diving. The water felt like it came straight off the glacier! I went in for maybe a millisecond, because I knew I would have regretted it if I didn’t. “You only live once, Right?”
Now the entire trip didn’t revolve around the port stops. Carnival provided us with a fun and memorable experience. As a Theater buff I enjoyed the performances held in the Theater. Winning a little bit and spending more in the casino. Getting a bit tipsy off their signature cucumber sunrise and attending art auctions. NOTE TO SELF….. Don’t drink and attend art auctions where they sell Disney art. Let’s just say I went home with 4 pieces of art…oops!
With Themed nights and meeting new friends, Carnival held themselves to the party boat standards that they pride themselves on. Now I’m ready for another cruise!