Friday Night at Sensations Club

Friday night, a group of girlfriends invited me to a new Cancun club called Sensations. I hadn’t heard of it, but it just opened a few weeks ago and looks like the new hotspot for Cancun locals.

Sensations is an outdoor nightclub located in the downtown area on Avenida Bonampak. (Lately all the great new bars, restaurants and shopping centers seem to be popping up all along Avenida Bonampak. It’s the new place to be!) Located on the rooftop of a small plaza, it has a lounge atmosphere and great views of the lagoon, Puerto Cancun and the Hotel Zone.

The place was packed by 1 am, and the DJ played a lot of my favorite new pop songs as well as some techno (I hate techno haha)

I’ve been to so many clubs in the 7 years that I’ve lived in Cancun and I’m really picky about music, but I have to admit that Sensations was one of my favorites so far.

Viri, me and Cyndi

Amigas!

Most of the partygoers seemed to be around my age, from 18 to 30 years old. I’d highly recommend this rooftop lounge to all my local friends.

What’s your favorite club in Cancun?

 

 

Jam-Packed Anniversary Weekend

Yesterday our 2 year wedding anniversary!

Despite the fact that Jorge had to work all day Saturday, It still turned out to be a really great anniversary weekend. Very very late Saturday night, we tried a new little bar in downtown Cancun called The Beer Box, located at Galerias Infinity. It was perfect for a quiet night out, and the service was great.

Jorge may or may not have had 2 1/2 of these pitchers.

They have some $10 peso shots that we made sure to try. They had a blue one with vodka and Bacardi that I loved, along with these mango vodka shots. (I wasn’t a big fan because I hate powdered chile. Hate hate hate.)

Our mango shots, with vodka and powdered chile

Some friends caught up with us later that night, but the bar was preparing to close. Even though we were about to leave, they insisted that we could stay. So the guys had another beer pitcher while the servers took down the tables and mopped up.

Sunday, Jorge and I went to Isla Mujeres for the day. On a whim, Jorge mentioned he wanted to walk around the streets of Isla’s downtown area, something we never do. We were pleasantly surprised.

We saw a new location of one of our favorite Cancun restaurants, Los de Pescado, right by the main square, so we ordered a delicious and cheap lunch of fish tacos and shrimp burritos on their terrace.

So many diet rules were broken. And it was so worth it.

After lunch, we strolled down Avenida Hidalgo, which was like a smaller, less crazy version of Fifth Avenue in Playa del Carmen. Jorge and I made a mental note to try some of the restaurants on our next trip.

At the end of Avenida Hidalgo, we walked through to Playa Norte. It was such a hot afternoon that we didn’t even lie out on the sand, like usual. We just dropped our bag on the sand and ran into the ocean.

Then I snapped a few pictures to share on my Facebook page, of course. One of the hazards of being a blogger is constant picture taking, but I controlled myself a little this time.

Jorge had been dying for an ice cream all day, and a quick walk back down Avenida Hidalgo took us to a little gelato shop we’d seen right under Los de Pescado. This shop was called Parad-Ice Cream. So adorable! I wish I’d thought to take a picture, but I was so excited about my Ferrero Rocher and Tiramisu ice cream cone that I totally spaced.

Ice cream in hand, we walked one block over to the boardwalk area, sat on a bench and watched the waves.

Back in Cancun, we spent a few hours with Jorge’s family, got tortas from our favorite food stand and watched 2 episodes of The Mentalist. Definitely a busy and memorable day!

What did you do this weekend?