¡Hola! from Ixtapa!
Michael & I are exploring Ixtapa for work & play but mainly to lay low after surgery. As I said, I endured a couple of fun complications so it was nice to get some R & R! The weather here kind of makes my jaw swell more because it’s humid but that’s ok because we’ve been keeping cool with watermelon mimosas.
Ixtapa is completely secret & adorable.
It’s this town that’s deep in Mexico & instead of looking like Cabo, it looks more like Hawaii, but not Hawaii you know? Super tropical & lush. The green here is deep, dark green & the water is a delicious navy blue. According to the locals there are sharks & crocodiles ( there’s salt water too!!) here which I find FASCINATING. Sharks AND crocs?! So cool. We are dying to spot one of them.
The hotel, Capella Ixtapa, is gorgeous. Firstly, they have some INSANE mimosa choices. Can we PUHLEASE talk about this for a second!!!
They’re made with fresh ( like the freshest of fresh of fresh ) juice…options:
Needless to say, I’m completely mimosa-inspired. I may never drink a basic, predictable OJ one ever again. Because papaya mimosas?! Papayas are AMAZING for inflammation ( champagne not so much though! ). So technically it’s good for my health, right?
The hotel also has an amazing assortment of fresh local fish covered in capers, lemons, bright red tomatoes, & goat cheese AND they have the best damn oatmeal ever.
Their recipe is rolled oats, a touch of cinnamon, a bit of brown sugar, and crushed walnuts. Sometimes simple is best, I swear.
Oh, & so far the most comical part of the trip was definitely the body wrap experience.
I love body wraps ( they’re full of benefits AND super hydrating ).
Michael has never had a body wrap. He was so awkward, it was painful. Basically, they scrub your whole body down, kind of like one giant dry brushing experience, have you shower, paint a full mud mask on your body, wrap you up like a mummy with a thin, plastic-ish sheet, have you shower again, and then massage you.
But we all know men can’t multitask, so the the experience was HILARIOUS for me to watch. He didn’t know what to do. He looked like that Emoji with its eyes popping out of his head, a real deer in headlights. I was laughing my ass off. All while feeling highly moisturized, of course.
Anyway, if you’re ever looking for a chill, romantic getaway, check out Ixtapa because you will NOT BE DISAPPOINTED. In fact, you’ll be relaxed, refreshed, & buzzed.
Off watermelon mimosas, of course.
Although I’m still very much swollen ( seriously though I don’t recognize myself ), I’ve had a blast.
It’s especially fun because Michael & I are reading The Cartel together so it’s cool to compare notes & actually be traveling to some of the spots the writer writes about.
( >> YOU GUYS HAVE TO READ IT, it’s SOOOO good. I’m going to read the prequel next ).
Anyone else have any secret, hidden travel gems? We love traveling to spots that are not too touristy.
Ok, I’m off to ice my face & WASH CHLORINE OUT OF MY GREEN ( SO greennnnn ) hair.
Happy Tuesday! x