Monday, April 12, 2010

Day 4: Puerto Vallarta/Excursion: Zip-lining (13 lines) and a two hour ATV tour

Day 4: hands dawn MOST.FAVORITE.PORT.EVER. J and I were really looking forward to this port. Why you wonder? Because we went zip-lining and ATV riding.  The tricky thing about the cruise that we did not know were time zones. At every port the ship's clocks were turned to that port, that we were in that day, so we did not think about thing of it. However when we got into Puerto Vallarta and told the taxi driver where we had to go and what time our excursion was he informed us that they were on the Time-zone line, and where our excursion was it was a hour AHEAD of us! By the time we go to the office we were about a half hour late for Zip-Lining, and the only way to get to the canopy tour on time was to take a taxi and meet everyone there.  Well after a 45 minute drive up and down the cliffs of PV, with J and I both thinking this was it and we were going to die, we made it to the location! It was perfect timing, we drove up just as the rest of the group were starting to sit up into their gear.



We found http://www.canopytours-vallarta.com/  to be the hands down coolest vendor down in PV!!  Next time you go down to Puerto Vallarta GO THERE you wont regret it!
Here are just some of the pictures of the best experience of our lives.

this is what keep us attached to the line




You actually have to "hop" up to latch one....or get a little "captain in ya"

A little scary when you dont even know where your going to end up. It really was gorgeous there!
Very lunch and tropical


Here's a close up of Jamie


And here's a close up of J


Yup I went upside down on one line!!



the last zip-line, was a double line, so we were able to go side by side, I got some great shots.


breathtaking huh!?


After Zip-lining we had a ATV tour, and it was FUN....we went around the country side, through a few rivers, and stopped by a Tequila tasting, some real actually very yummy.






I repeat....go here!!



After a hands down amazing day we made it back to the boat, went to grab some dinner.

After dinner on Day 2 (Cabo) we attended a Honeymooners Meet and Greet, it was really fun to meet other couple's, about 15 other couple's were there.  Free wine and Champagne were flowing and that was a plus!  There was a raffle at the end of the night and J and I won the grand prize! A free couples massage...we decided to take advantage of the massage after all of the activity we did today, and it sure was perfect.





AND today's towel, a Rabbit! 

Day 3: Mazatlan/Excursion: all inclusive resort (El Cid) (food, drinks, pools and the ocean!)

Day three: Since I have been to Mazatlan before I had a good idea of what I wanted to do at this port. Relax! J and I got day passes to El Cid all inclusive resort. For $35 a person, it was all we could eat, all we could drink, we could use their pools and beach front. Brilliant idea on my part, we drank our weight in pina colda's and ate hamburgers and shrimp. We even ran into some new friends from the ship, who happen to be from MN too.  We also ran into another couple who we befriended at the pool, so it was fun to hang out with some friends on the beach. The waves were so fun, with the wind it was a bit chilly, but once you got used to the water it was SO MUCH FUN. we played with the waves for about a hour, even getting spun around a few times, as well as almost losing my bikini bottoms! Good times for sure.  





We had a nice walk up and back on the beach, we were dreaming of one day living on the beach.

J (heart) J




I LOVE this picture of J
a fun video of us on the beach.. you can tell how windy it was, it was still so perfect we didn't care! 

video

After swimming in the ocean, we wound up in the pool at El Cid, with the wind it got a bit chilly, but the pool was so warm, with the swim up bar we didnt want to leave, we even thought about staying but really did not want to miss the ship!



Mazatlan was a very fun and romantic port, this was really were we realized we were on our honeymoon. :)  

Some pictures that night, as the boat was leaving port. 





After dinner we walked the ship a little bit, here are some pictures we took

This is a picture of the "main drag" of the ship. It has some duty free shops, bars/pubs and a food cafe here

Night time shot of the pool, this night was Caribbean night, so the pools were lively.



And the towel of the day, a sting ray!



Day 2: Cabo San Lucas/Excursion: Booze cruise and snorkeling

Day two: J and I were SO ready to get our Honeymoon underway. We started the day off by ordering room service, it was two-fold. One: so we could get a nice food base in us. Two: So we would assure each other that we would get up and be the firsts in line to leave the boat.

We got up, had our clothes all laid out for us (just in case we happened to sleep in) and were ready to see what Cabo San Lucas had in store for us.  This port we were to be tendered into shore, so we wanted to be the first in line so we didn't miss our excursion. We could start lining up at 8:00 am, so we got down there then and had to wait in line for about a half hour before the lets us start loading up...let me re-phrase that. J had to wait in line, I ran back upstairs not once, not twice but three times to grab things.  Since the elevators were packed I ran up and down, to and from, levels 1 to 16 yeah it was fun.

We loved waking up and being able to walk out onto our balcony, reminded us of the cabin....but better! 


We decided from day one that we would (try to) take a daily, sometimes a few times a day, photo. 

:) sexy legs! (We love our new ref sandals)



Tendering to Cabo:

a nice shot of the ship...our room was one of the balcony's in the back.  Looking at this picture, it was top left.



Ahh, we are finally in Cabo. The weather was outstanding, almost hot, just how I like it. 
 

We (meaning me) were able to find a fun Booze cruise. (http://secure.shoretrips.com/common/search4.asp?rcode=MEX&lcode=CAB&tcode=046380) for $65 a person we boarded the open top boat with about 60 other people, where there was liquor flowing and the dance club music blasting.




The cool rocks
 


Even though we do not have actual proof that we did, both J and I jumped off the side of the boat!! I was able to get a picture of someone else jumping, so you can understand how high up it was. It was really freaky, but super fun, well not fun enough to do it again!


This was the spot where we docked for a bit and snorkeled.  J and I loved it, we both want to go snorkeling on the next vacation we go on. (not sure when or when it will be, but somewhere where we can snorkel, but make a full day of it).   Since we did not have that much time after getting off of the booze cruise, we walked straight to the long line to get on a tender to go back to the ship. One nice thing was that the port was very beautiful and we had a lot to look at while in line.

Love this picture of my hubby






Since this was our first really big night we were really tired, so we went back to our cabin and took a nap...on our outside bed. :) 


It was heaven


night two towel: an elephant! (cutest thing ever)