#FSNTravels | Traveling with Hello at Catalonia Hotel & Spa Royal Tulum (II)
Our last few days at Catalonia Hotel Royal Tulum are bittersweet, because although we’re having a blast we know are days are coming to an end here in beautiful Mexico.
Day 4 we were scheduled to tour underwater caves called cenotes which are found throughout the Mayan Riviera – natural deep rock formations that can go very deep underground. But, schedules change and we made up for it with a special tour of Playa Mamitas in Maroma with Quest Travel Mexico that had us paddle surfing – not being able to swim I was freaking the fuck out. But our two (handsome) instructors were phenomenal and completely understanding of everyone’s skill (and fear) level. So I had one by my side throughout my time in the ocean. I didn’t stand, I tried and made it into some sort of a weird hunched over position and fell into the water – the fear of not feeling ground under your feet is horrific when you can’t swim. I got back on the board and did not try to stand again. I enjoyed paddling through the waves and honestly, the back and forth of the paddling is a full body work out. I was then rushed by a big wave, knocked off, and was done. I overcame a fear, I can say I did it, not necessarily successful but I did it.
I was SUPER excited going into day 5 because we were off to Aquaworld – a marina with an assortment of water-themed activities from scuba diving to a high-speed boat that hits speeds of 90 KM/H called the Aqua Twister. We hopped on the Aqua Twister and we were a total of 6 passengers with the two staff so we were freaking speeding on this thing in comparison to its normally heavier weight. I HAD A BLAST – being a huge ride warriors, Daniel and I loved it! If you’re like us and love all the movement, sit on EITHER SIDE ON THE LAST TWO SEATS IN THE BACK. Trust. We highly recommend it. Our next activity was snorkeling to see an underwater art museum and I had my heart in my throat with nerves – again, I can’t swim. Long story short, I put on a life jacket, flippers and mask got into the ocean and was guided throughout the underwater museum floating around like a dingy. After 10 minuetes of sheer panic, I started to relax, use the mask and air pipe properly and stuck my head under water to see this AMAZING view of art pieces (placed there by artists). My favourite thing we’ve done on this trip. Hands down.
This sick crew of guys, honestly we cannot thank them enough – especially with the support they provided with me in the actual water. Muchisimas gracias. We couldn’t have enjoyed ourselves more without you guys!
As always hope you’re all following along on Twitter & Instagram because I’m sharing in all the fun live along with a slew of other things! And make sure to read up on Daniel’s daily round ups, with Day 4 being his latest!