Note: Riu Hotels provided my stay, however all words and photos are mine.
I was lucky enough to add a day at the beginning and end of my recent trip to Tulum
to visit Cancun for the first time - and two Riu
resorts: The Riu Palace Peninsula
and the Riu Palace Las Americas
, which I will cover in another post.
I know - it's crazy that we often visit Mexico
and I have never been to this hub, right? What I discovered is how EASY it is from Denver. I got early morning direct flights to Cancun, a quick shuttle ride and I was on the beach by mid-afternoon.
I'll be honest, Cancun has always intimidated me because of its "party" reputation. We, of course, like to have fun and go out a lot ... but we aren't interested in an insanely wild location (usually, ha). Maybe during Spring Break Cancun is a bit different, but I found the Riu hotels we visited to be exactly what I was looking for. Luxury for adults-only, on the beach, with good food and amenities - plus a nice, friendly atmosphere.