Sunday, March 11, 2018

Riviera Maya - Cirque du Soleil

Back to where I was a week ago.  We went for a bike ride on Saturday from the resort to Puerto Morelos.   Very nice little town but overcrowded and full of tourists.  There happen to be a 10 km out to sea swim and it had just finished when we arrived.  

The bike tour left the hotel on time, we all had to use fluorescent vests and helmets and the bikes were pretty good.   We were given instruction on how to ride on the road to town with the tour guide leading and a tail gunner with a bell on the bike handle to indicate that a vehicle was coming.   We had an hour on our own to visit the town.  There are some small and inexpensive hotels there but we wouldn't stay there.   Much better in an rv.

Came back later and had a light lunch (two glasses of wine by the pool) before taking a nap.  

This is really heaven but you need quite a bit of dough to live the life.   Got cleaned up and headed downstairs for our ride to the Cirque du Soleil.   We arrived way too early but as you can see by the pictures it was fun just hanging out.   They have a restaurant, bar and sitting areas along the manglar groves and every now and then a small hand-carved canoe would pass by with some type of fire twirling and conch music.  

The time came and we were ushered to our seats and watched a great show.  I have to say, this was not the best of C du S, we have seen five different shows over the years and I still say that Mystere was our all time favorite.  

I had selected the seating months in advance and did pretty well.  We were in the loge section and had comfortable living room style chairs, a table where they served us hors d'oeuvres and a bottle of very good champagne.   Our waiter took good care of us and made sure we were always supplied with a glass of bubbly.  There´s quite a bit of grape in a bottle for an hour and a half :)

The story of Joya is about a girl that has a magic book stolen from her and the quest to find it and bring it back.   Fun but I would say that kids had much more fun than the adults.  The theater is permanent and was built and is maintained by the hotel Vidanta.  Very nice and I wish we could have visited the hotel across the highway (underground connection) but that isn't allowed.  

Returned home that evening for a jacuzzi on the balcony with a cocktail and off to bed.   A great weekend had by all and Sunday was no exception.  A beach walk, a wonderful breakfast and off to the airport.  


  1. Yep, there's no end to the amount of fun you can have when there is money to be spent...

  2. What a perfectly wonderful way to celebrate a special occasion. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Happy that you guys had a great time!! Thanks for sharing. Marilyn