It’s been quite some time now that you have been eagerly organizing the vacation of a lifetime with your entire family or with a large group of friends. After many months of planning, you finally pin down the perfect private villa in Riviera Maya, Mexico. Everyone is eagerly counting down the days in the calendar. Finally, with just a couple of days before departure, you decide to proactively check the weather forecast… only to find thundershowers for the next 7 days!!!
Despite the torrential downpour, Riviera Maya area has a plethora of fun, cultural and entertaining activities to offer with these: TOP 7 Rainy Vacation Ideas:
1. Swim & Snorkel in an underground sinkhole (also known as a Cenote)
Even though it’s raining gatos and perros, you won’t feel a drop as you swim and snorkel in these enclosed cave systems decorated with ancient stalactite & stalagmite formations. Definitely a MUST see rain or shine!
2. SALSA!!! Learn how to make it and Shake it!!
You love Mexican food but don’t know the secrets of the Mexican kitchen? Or you like to shake your bon bon Ricky Martin style but not sure how to master the sauve Salsa or Merengue moves?
Instantly indulge into the latin & local culture with some private gourmet Mexican cooking classes in the comfort of your private villa, and why not add some extra spice with some private salsa dancing and merengue lessons? Ayy yeii yei – Caliente!!
3. Shop until you drop @ Cancun’s biggest shopping mall
Plaza Las Americas has 234 stores waiting to get discovered by you! From the biggest brands to smaller local Mexican stores, all can be found in this shopping mall in downtown Cancun! Playa del Carmen isn’t too bad either with the famous 5th Avenue equipped to every need. Without doubt you will have built up an appetite from hours of shopping, and you can venture deeper into town for some local authentic Mexican cuisine.
4. Practice your Español at the Movies!
Going to the movies can also be educational as you watch the move in English but study and compare the subtitles in Spanish! Make sure you pick a movie in English with Spanish Subtitles! (Rather than dubbed).
Watch, learn and… enjoy!!
5. Wet & Wild Paintball!
Who wants to play Paintball when it’s hot, and humid anyways? Engage in an excitingly, maybe painful game of WET Paintball right here in the heart of Playa del Carmen!
6. Pamper yourself at the spa! You’re on vacation, you deserve it!
A vacation is usually meant for some ME time, but the problem is that many of us don’t want to compromise sun & beach for full SPA days. Maybe it’s a sign from CHAAC (the Mayan rain god) that you deserve to get pampered!! So enjoy a day filled with full body relaxing massage, pedicure, manicure, facials… the whole works! Don’t fret about the kids… you can hire a a couple of nannies to keep them entertained at your private villa.
7. Fake & Bake with Spray Tan!
Who says you have to go home pasty white when you can get sunkissed without the cancer rays! We know, one of the main reasons for coming down south is to show off your beautiful glow to your envious coworkers, but you can still get sprayed at one of Playa’s local salon’s. We promise you will look a little more natural than our friend Will here….
SO dearest, fellow vacationers, don’t let the weather rain on your vacation parade!! Engage in at least a few of these activities, and we promise that you will be left with nothing but gleaming bright memories. The best part is that Riviera Maya isn’t going anywhere so you can always come back to paradise a second time to enjoy the many more activities & natural beauty this magical region has to offer.
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