Cancun is more than just resorts!

At the beginning of June I had the pleasure of being flown to Cancun, Mexico for my 28th birthday… well it was actually for a travel video bloggers trip hosted by Diamond PR and the JW Marriott and CasaMagna Marriott… but a girl can dream right? It did just so happen to be my birthday :)

When I was first asked if I was interested and available to visit I imagined myself along with fellow travel video bloggers Kelley Ferro, Matt Stabile, Nick Vivion and Josh Johnson partying like crazy, doing lots of shots, getting wicked tans on the beach while being hand delivered more alcohol and repeat. Basically that was the idea of what Cancun was like in my head, partly from because of that movie with the same name. However surprise, surprise our trip turned out to be a lot different than all of that. Mind you we did get our fill of partying, beaching and drinking on we also explored Cancun and its surrounding area which made me realize “duh! Of course there is more to Cancun then just partying 24/7

 

Partying on the beach (Photo courtesy of Jody Diamond)

In my video above you can see there is a whole lot more to do in Cancun then just staying on a resort. You can go zip linking, kayaking, repel down into a Cenote, visit neighbouring areas like the wicked awesome Playa Del Carmen, visit accent Mayan Ruin sites like Coba, hang out with locals at outdoor festivals, drink lots of beer and also go swimming with WHALE SHARKS!!!! Cancun is very very hot though so after a while of all this adventure and action I did also quite enjoy laying on the beach at my resort being served and waited on.

Me swimming after a whale shark… NDB :)

All in all I must say that Cancun has the perfect mix of resort and non-resort life. I hope you enjoy the video and want you to get your butt down to Cancun ASAP!

Thanks again to Diamond PR, the JW Marriott Cancun and the CasaMagna Marriott in Cancun for having me.

My video was taken with my Nikon D5100 using a 17mm – 55mm f2.8 lens (thanks Nikon!) and for the underwater shots a Kodak Playsport and GoPro.

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18 Comments

  • Reply
    Latin Traveler
    December 4, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Cancun is an amazing city and Mexico is by far my favorite country in the world.

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    Spencer
    July 24, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    A friend of mine went to Cancun and absolutely loved it! I am looking forward to going there myself one day too.

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    Natalie T.
    July 9, 2012 at 11:41 am

    You’re making me want to go! I love that Mexico has so much adventure to offer.

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    Cam
    July 6, 2012 at 1:11 am

    Oh my god, I’m so envious!
    We tried 4 TIMES to see a whale shark in Belize – nothing! Lucky girl ;-)

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    Rease
    July 1, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Your very own margarita race! Nice touch. I love the shots of the whale sharks, I was really looking forward to seeing that footage! I’m so glad you got to see them, I know how excited you were.

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      Cailin
      July 5, 2012 at 12:13 pm

      Thanks Race! Possibly not as fun as our margarita race though? haha
      The whale sharks were sooooo awesome :)

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    Steve Juba
    June 28, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Unreal!! So cool and jealous. Putting this on our bucket list for sure…

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      Cailin
      July 5, 2012 at 12:14 pm

      I highly recommend it it was an unbelievable experience :)

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    Brock - Backpack With Brock
    June 27, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Looks like fun!

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      Cailin
      July 5, 2012 at 12:15 pm

      It was fantastic :)

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    Hilarye
    June 22, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    I’ve never been to Cancun but I think I share your previous misconceptions! Can’t wait to go someday!

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      Cailin
      July 5, 2012 at 12:16 pm

      I had never really planned of visiting it before Hilarye but now I really want to go back to see more of it :)

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    Rob
    June 21, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Looks like fun, I’ll be in Mexico later this year #whaleshark time.

    Side note, cool meeting you at TBEX.

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      Cailin
      July 5, 2012 at 12:16 pm

      Awesome meeting you as well!
      Do the whale sharks of shizzle! haha :)

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    Tawny- Captain and Clark
    June 21, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    We loved your video! Our favorites were your transition from walking on the pier to swimming with fins, Joshy Washington at the end, and your shots of the whale sharks. Brilliant! It looks like you had a blast and we’re so jealous you got to swim with gentle giants!

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      Cailin
      July 5, 2012 at 12:17 pm

      Thanks guys! It was really fun to make :)
      Surely you will get to swim with them too on your Maverick Expedition :)

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    Christy
    June 21, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Cool video. I want to swim with whale sharks! It was great to meet you at TBEX.

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      Cailin
      July 5, 2012 at 12:17 pm

      Awesome meeting you too Christy! I know someone who makes some great bathing suits that would be perfect for swimming with whale sharks ;)

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