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Old 09-13-2012   #61 (permalink)
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Loving your TR so far! Makes me that much more excited for our stay at Club Yebo in January!
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Day 3 - Shopping Day.

Today we woke up with the lovely sound of rain falling outside. I had to take a video of it. The sun was still shining bright and the birds were singing. Everything just sounds so much better in Mexico. haha


https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v...0700233&type=2

When the rain finally stopped we headed out for some breakfast. We walked up 14th street towards the beach and on the right hand side we found Amaranto Bistro. This is the restaurant Club Yebo has connections with for the $1 beach chair rentals. We never did rent a chair.. I didn't like the beach too much on that side. The fishing boats take away from swimming in that section.

but breakfast we did...







We asked to sit in the back patio.. we didn't want to be in the sun. 3 days into Mexico and we needed a little break from the sun.. haha.. until later of course.

The restaurant is really small.. they have front and back outdoor seating. Along with beach front seating. The service was really great and the food was so yummy! Really inexpensive as well. We wanted to come again another day but never got the chance.

One little issue was they ran out of pancake syrup. We were lucky to get a drop for the hubby's french toast.

The hubby ordered apple juice but they didn't have any. What they did though was make him an apple smoothie/water. The hubby actually preferred than the juice. He really enjoyed it. I ordered an iced coffee. Now what I thought I was going to get was coffee with ice, as they do here. They gave me what they do. It was basically a cold coffee. It was still very good and refreshing. I kinda still wanted some ice though.







I ordered some strawberry pancakes.. wasn't lucky to get any syrup though. I smothered them in butter and it was still very good. I recommend their fruit pancakes! delicious!







We also shared a plate of Mexican Scrambled eggs and were shocked with how much it came with. The hubby also ordered a fruit cup. We didn't realize how much food everything was going to be haha. But we were up for the challenge and succeeded.
Another note: Make sure to say you want to have your food come together or they'll wait till you finish your pancakes and then ask if your want your eggs to come out. We waited a while til we realized he thought we wanted it to come out separately. Since they were two separate entrees.





After stuffing ourselves.. we decided to make a trip to Mega and Walmart. We wanted to get some souvenirs, bio-sunscreen and some drinks for the room.

We hopped in a taxi - 30 pesos later we were at Mega.













We bought some hot sauces for friends back at home. We asked one of the workers at Mega which was the hottest sauce they knew of.



Back at home - my friends and family come to me to make them flan. I'm not going to brag too much but I think my flan is pretty good. I wanted to try some mexican flan but never got to. I didn't have much of a sweet tooth while I was here... I think it was the heat. I just craved liquor and guac.





Someone please tell me what fruit this is??



After finding a few things from Mega.. we walked to Walmart. Not knowing if we were going in the right direction but we just kept walking and found it! I had some idea where it was but wasn't too sure..

We found this vending machine on our way to Walmart?? What in the world? Do people actually buy this?





Now going through Mega and Walmart.. I have to go with Mega. So much cleaner and easier to get through. I thought the prices were so much better than walmart also.

After shopping for a while.. we got our stuff hopped in a cab back to Club Yebo. ( Ok, I lied earlier about not having to take a cab. I forgot about our trip to walmart haha. We did use it them this time.)

We unpacked our gifts and food and hunger was setting in. We decided to take a walk toward Luna Blue to see if we would bump into Shivors. When we got there the bar was closed. I wasn't sure maybe it was because they didn't open til later? So, we headed up 5th to La Bodeguita del medio.



I had my trusty google map this time.. hahaha





The hubby ordered a virgin Mango Mojito and I had the regular strawberry Mojito. THEY HONESTLY DO HAVE THE BEST MOJITOS!!









I ordered their House Specialty Chicken with rice and beans. Mmmmmmm.. it was just like back at home. This was probably my favorite dinner the whole trip. I love rice and beans, but that chicken was sooooo good! The hubs ordered some meat balls and shared off me. He said the meat balls were really spicy but he liked it.

After talking to the manager or owner, not really sure, for a bit.. I was telling him if they made martinis. He said they usually don't but that he'd make me one. And that he did.. it was a strong one too but with a mango fruity twist. Yummy and I was drunky. LOL

Stumbling back to the hotel.. we took a peak back at Luna Blue.. it was already 630pm and still wasn't open. I assumed they just weren't open on Mondays.

We headed back to the room, rested and showered and decided we wanted to head to Fusion for late dinner, the belly dancing and fire show.







I enjoy walking 5th ave at night and seeing the restaurants and people watching.







At Fusion we took a table out on the beach. Right in front. At first the idea of sitting out on the beach is so romantic and sweet.. in reality.. it's big pain in the butt. hhaahaa. I was kinda uncomfortable in my seat, wearing a dress, and got bit by a few mosquitoes. I stuck it for the boy who was just loving it.







We ordered chicken Nachos and Chicken tacos. YUMMYYYY!!! As you can see the portions were huge! We probably could've just shared the chicken nachos.

It was a very romantic evening though. The night was perfect, the food was perfect and I was so happy to be there with my favorite boy.












The belly dancing show was so cool and the fire show was my favorite.

Here's a video of some of the fire show:


https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v...0700233&type=2

End of Day 3.
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Those would be dragon fruit.
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I thought they might be pomegranates on steroids.
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I thought they might be pomegranates on steroids.
Your guess was pretty close to mine! haha..
Never seen a dragon fruit before..
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DAY FOUR - CHECK OUT OF CLUB YEBO

We actually slept in a bit late today... late being 9am. Too many martini's from Fusion the night before.

We woke up kinda of sad this morning... we would be checking out of Club Yebo today. We asked them the day before if we could have a late check out.. we were able to stay an extra hour more than usual.

We packed up our stuff and headed out for some breakfast before we checked out. We went straight to IMPREVIST. This was another place I wanted to try for dinner but didn't get the chance to. There's just too many places, not enough days..

They have a pre-fix Breakfast Menu for $145 pesos per person. You get a basket full of delicious freshly baked pastries and jam, yogurt with honey and nut pairings. You also choose which entree you'd like. The hubby chose the Waffle with fruits and I had the Eggs Benedict.

This was out favorite breakfast of the whole trip. Delicious, the service was quick and friendly, the price was great. If you can't make it for dinner, TRY THE BREAKFAST.















I think I had about 3 cups of this coffee. It was so good! I wanted to ask them what kind they brew and I totally forgot. If anyone knows.. please let me know!













After that delicious breakfast we have a couple hours to kill. I really needed a pedicure and decided to walk up to Veronica's Massage. They didn't have any openings at that moment.. neither a bunch of other places either.

I finally ended up at "By the Way Spa" off of 5th Ave. They were free and took me in quick. It was good pedicure but she really got in there between my nails. Ouchie. She's was bit rough but still enjoyable and came out nice.

It started to rain as I was getting my pedicure done.. so the boy was stuck inside waiting for me. You can see the joy in his face.













It was still drizziling as we got out of there... we sprinted back to club yebo to check out.

After the sad good byes to the hotel we got a cab pretty quickly and headed on our way to our next hotel. The Occidental Grand Xcaret.













The drive was about half hour and entrance to the resort is kinda long. You go through this jungly road.. it's almost like you're going into the jungle. The resort entrance is beautiful and huge... totally different atmosphere and feeling than being in town.

Before the trip I'd emailed the resort my concerns of things I'd read online. I told them it was our anniversary and if it was possible to get a room in a good location at the resort.

This resort is massive! Bring good walking shoes.. cause if you don't catch the shuttle to get around. it's a lot of walking.

Check in was very friendly.. the woman who responded back to me about my email checked us in. She told me she'd take good care of us and she really did. She set up in a great room, pool view, close to Main Breakfast and Dinner buffet areas. I felt more at ease after that check in.

She helped us make our reservations at one of their restaurants at the resort for our anniversary. It was their Seafood restaurant and it has a beautiful view and very romantic ambiance.



After check in.. we were a bit early for our room so we headed to the snack bar close to the fun pool. We ate and just relaxed till it was time to go into our rooms.







When we finally got our keys, we headed to our rooms to change to jump in the pool. Now this is where the not so fun part begins. The resort is known for their time share speeches. We tried everything possible to avoid this. At every building for the rooms we have a concierge. He's supposed to tell you about this "welcome gift" that EVERYONE receives. We avoided this welcome gift like the plague. hahaaaa. Through out the rest of our days we just kept saying we'd come back at another time until I think he gave up on us. LOL



This was the view from our room.













Ruth, the manager who helped really hooked us up. She sent us a nice plate of fruit, champagne, and bottle of tequila.

After a little swim at the pool we came back in and get ready for dinner. We were able to reserve at their Italian restaurant "Los Olivos".













Dinner was very good but I had eaten too much at the snack bar earlier and really didn't get to enjoy my meal. We were exhausted and didn't go to the show that night. We went straight to bed. We have a long day to get ready for the next day.

End of Day four.








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After experiencing being IN town and an AI.......which do you prefer???

Keep up the great work.....lovin' it!!

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Great report!
Two observations - so far.
The loungers are free at Wah Wah - just wanted everyone to know that.
And the free bottle of tequila - Cuervo Gold? Shame on them!!
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Great report!
Two observations - so far.
The loungers are free at Wah Wah - just wanted everyone to know that.
And the free bottle of tequila - Cuervo Gold? Shame on them!!

I was thinking the same thing.
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Someone please tell me what fruit this is??


Looks like Dragon fruit.
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Yay, I've been waiting for your report! Glad you liked Club Yebo too...we absolutely loved it! All those pictures of food are making me sooo hungry. Can't wait to see/read more.

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After experiencing being IN town and an AI.......which do you prefer???

Keep up the great work.....lovin' it!!

In Town!!!! No doubt! I wanted to just leave and go back to Club Yebo!!
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Great report!
Two observations - so far.
The loungers are free at Wah Wah - just wanted everyone to know that.
And the free bottle of tequila - Cuervo Gold? Shame on them!!
Well then I was totally jipped at Wah Wah! I had this funny feeling that I thought it was free and he kept saying the tables were free but the chairs weren't! Boooooo!

And the tequila... I have no clue about tequila.. I ended up giving the bottle to a friend.
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In Town!!!! No doubt! I wanted to just leave and go back to Club Yebo!!
Agreed!!! 5th Ave with the never ending restaurants, bars, and shopping AND the never-ending choice of beach bars/clubs is what I love about Playa!
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Great report!
Two observations - so far.
The loungers are free at Wah Wah - just wanted everyone to know that.
And the free bottle of tequila - Cuervo Gold? Shame on them!!

totally read my mind!!!
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