Back to reality after a great vacation at Sandos
Like I said on Monday I was gone on vacation last week in warm, sunny Mexico. One of my requirements for living in the frozen tundra is a week of warm vacation every winter. After my adventures in Costa Rica in 2013 I have been cautious of foreign resort travel and opted for a cruise last winter since I knew Royal Caribbean could easily accommodate gluten free. Anyone with celiac (or a food allergy) knows it can be really tough to travel. We pack a suitcase of food looking like we are traveling to a place without stores, kitchens or food of any kind!
Last spring I began researching gluten free resorts and was thrilled to see the list is growing and reviews are good on most. We came across a resort I had never heard of and it seemed perfect…Sandos Caracol EcoResort in Playa Del Carmen. A resort striving to be eco friendly, living with animals on site, growing food on site and more.
Before we left I was in contact with the resort and they quickly sent me all their menus and told me to obtain and letter to show the buffet restaurants when I arrived. Simple process and I was given a “tour” of safe food at each buffet and it was plenty!
Beyond the food we loved it…sun and warmth. Swimming in the cenote, playing on the beach, hiking on the trails past the Mayan ruins, ocean kayaking and more. O loved the kid’s water park and this was perfect so we could relax and let her just play. On site the resort had cats, dogs, donkeys, birds, deer and more. Such a fun learning experience for O. The only complaint (out of the resorts control) was the massive amounts of smokers!
Now on to planning 2016 vacation…Have you been anywhere great lately?