Last Saturday, my friend and bridesmaid Viri called me up to tell me that our friend Choco had gotten some discounted passes to go on Cancun’s Caribbean Carnaval. I was PSYCHED. This party boat sets out from Cancun’s Hotel Zone at sunset, and takes you out to Isla Mujeres for a buffet dinner on the beach. The entire time there’s a super cheesy pirate show going on, which was kinda fun! On the boat, there’s also tons of dancing. (Kind of difficult and awkward, but fun nonetheless!)
We set off from Playa Tortugas (Turtle Beach) in the Hotel Zone
While we were on the beach waiting to board, Choco informed us that in order to get his discount, he had to lie and say we were from the city of Tantoyuca, Veracruz. (It was never really explained why we had to lie, but hey, it’s Mexico right?) I think someone had mentioned where the different groups on board were from, because the head pirate would occasionally shout out, “Let’s hear some noise from Tantoyuca!!” This was followed by excited cheers and lots of giggling from our group.
waiting on the beach... I spotted the moon through the palm tree above me. 🙂
The dock and our boat
The top deck of our boat
Sunset over the Hotel Zone
Me, Juan and Viri (with a pirate ship in the background from another cruise tour)
Once we got on land at Isla Mujeres, some of our "people" were "captured" by rogue pirates. This was followed by the cheesiest show I've ever seen. (There was some cool dancing and games throughout the night, though.)
Yara, Viri, Me, Lilian and Julieta at dinner
Overall it was a lot of cheesy fun with bad drinks and average food… but the sunset and the company were hard to beat.