Friday, June 28, 2013

Our Honeymoon, Part IV: Cozumel

For our last stop of the cruise, we visited the island of Cozumel, Mexico. Another thing I learned while on this cruise is that Cozumel is an island, and it's not connected to mainland Mexico. I suppose I should have known that.. having taken some Spanish and all. Fun fact: my favorite part of Spanish class was learning about the different cultures of the Spanish speaking countries. I still to this day wish I could visit other parts of Mexico as well, but..I don't think that's very wise at the moment. After being in Jamaica and Grand Cayman, I kind of felt at home in Cozumel. The temperatures were similar to Texas, and the landscape had many of the same trees. (I know what you were thinking, it was because of all the Mexicans, ha! Wrong.. okay, semi-right, I suppose.)

After we got off the ship, Curtis and I found our tour guide for the day, Gabriel, and waited for the rest of the people to get off the boat as well, which meant a little picture time for me. Soon, we were on our way to the north side of the island to visit the ancient Mayan ruins that are actually located on the island of Cozumel, San Gervasio.


Once we were at the location of the ruins, Gabriel spoke to us all about the history of these ruins, and what they meant to the ancient Mayan civilization. I found it pretty ironic that San Gervasio and Cozumel was where the wealthier Mayans sent their children to be married, and Cozumel is also known as the island of the moon goddess, who happens to grant fertility. (No worries, no fertility was to be had on this trip for Curtis and I! haha). I'm a huge history buff, so I was soaking it all in and was so happy have finally gotten to see some of the Mayan ruins in person. Maybe one day Curt and I will get to go see Chichen Itza or Tulum.


In the picture above, of the passageway, that was the road that the Mayans took to enter the island of Cozumel. They walked hundreds of miles on roads similar to that one, which are made of limestone. Pretty ingenious because limestone, unlike the concrete we have today, doesn't ever get hot. Their culture was amazingly brilliant in so many different ways!

After we were done touring San Gervasio, we took the bus to a beach on the other side of the island. Our tour guide and bus driver thought it'd be fun to take the scenic route through Cozumel, so that was lots of fun. They have an entire side of their island that is protected from development for the sea wildlife. It's pretty amazing how much all of the people of Cozumel we came upon truly loved their home.


After some time at the beach, it was time to head back to the boat. I was actually pretty sad to leave Cozumel, I had really enjoyed my time there. But hopefully one day Curtis and I can go back and stay on the island. Once we got back to the ship, Curtis and I decided to sit up on the deck and watch the departure (since we hadn't any other time). I read for a little bit, and then decided to sit next to the railings and watch the water go by, good thing I did too, I got to see dolphins! I was freaking out, and sooo wished I had a camera with me, but alas, I didn't!

Anyway, Curtis and I had one amazing honeymoon, and I'm glad to say, I've got a pretty good traveling partner by my side. Hopefully there will be lots more adventures in our future :)


  1. Ok, so I've loved all your honeymoon pictures so far, but these are just amazing! I want to move to Cozumel now! I love all the bright colors in the first few pictures...and those ruins! Gosh, I'm so glad you posted these pictures :)

  2. I'm glad you enjoyed your honeymoon!! It's a great way to kick off your new life together :) Thanks again for sharing all of your pictures and travels with us!!


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