Believe it or not, but I have never been to Mexico – until now. It has always been on my bucket list but either the timing or the flight prices weren’t quite right. It all changed when Kyle found a great flight option from Chicago to Cancun with Southwest. We couldn’t resist the opportunity of having a mini beach vacation after a busy week at work and booked the trip right away.
Kyle and I woke up at 3:30 am on Saturday to make our 6 am flight with the promise to be at the beach before noon. We pulled up in front of the Westin Resort & Spa, Cancun, only a few hours later (thank you Happy Shuttle Cancun for getting us there), where we were able to check in early and drop our luggage in our room. The hotel room was facing the ocean and we couldn’t have been happier with the views.
Inpatient and way too excited to hit the beach, we quickly changed and explored the resort grounds.
We claimed two sun chairs between the hotel pool and the beach and started to relax, which to Kyle means laying down and enjoying the sun and to me means catching up on my Instagram stories.
Shortly after we had settled in by the pool, the pool staff came asking for our food and drink orders. Given my love for guacamole, I had to order tortilla chips with lots of guacamole, which I polished off almost all by myself. I wrongly thought that Kyle didn’t want any. (Oops!) So, we had to order another one, though this time was full on nachos with spicy shrimp and lots of cheese!
Being at the beach really brings out the child in me. We spent the day splashing around the water, sipping on some delicious coconut cocktails, eating more nachos, spending time at the pool bar, and relaxing in the sun.
We got up early the next morning to enjoy as much of the beach and the ocean as possible. Our flight only left at 6 pm so we basically had another full day in paradise.
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My beach cover-up shirt is from ASOS and currently on sale for $17!
With our batteries fully restored and running out of reading material, we headed back to Chicago. We had a wonderful weekend in Cancun and would do another weekend at the Westin Resort & Spa in a heartbeat.
Would you go to Mexico for a weekend beach vacation? Let us know in the comments!
What about these ones?