snorkeling in mexico

– swimming with sea lions and whale sharks with The Cortez Club

dolphins in mexico

– cruising in a boat next to over 200 dolphins and being moved to tears –

snorkeling in la paz

– exploring the caves of La Paz –

starfish in the sea

– holding multiple starfish –

carrie bradshaw lied

–  living my best life in Mexico –

photos by Michelle Preau

It’s been two years since I’ve visited Mexico, and I am beyond happy to be back in this gorgeous place! I always love the people and energy of this country… not to mention Mexican food has always been my favorite thing to eat. All day, every day – anything and everything!

We are visiting the residences of Playa de la Paz (full posts and a review coming soon), and I had no idea this gorgeous little town existed a few hours outside of Cabo.  The water is so clear, the beach is in our backyard and extremely private and with units for sale and rent… I think La Paz is calling my name (Christian – are your reading this?).  We spent a full day out on the water this week, and I had the opportunity to snorkel with all of these gorgeous sea animals – an experience I’ll never forget. You guys know I love any and all animals.

While we were riding in the boat to the snorkeling destination, we found ourselves in the middle of what looked like over 200 dolphins swimming together and guiding us. I took some video and posted on Instagram’s Insta-Stories and Snapchat, but I have never seen anything like that in my life. Absolutely incredible.

I was the only one who wanted to swim with the whale shark, and I called it the gentle giant of the sea. Apparently they are completely fine with you swimming alongside them, but if you touch them they will quickly swim to the bottom of the sea because they get “embarrassed.” So I was a little timid to get too close because I didn’t want to startle him, but my snorkeling guide grabbed my hand and pulled me right alongside. My heart felt like it was beating out of my chest!

I can’t wait to share some of the photos from the experiences we have had here – candlelit dinners on the beach, dancing with a mariachi band, doing yoga by the sea – but until then I had to share a few photos from our day on the water. A day I’ll never forget.

Do you have a snorkeling or scuba diving experience that left you speechless? I’d love to hear! Thanks so much for reading – XO –

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  1. Looks amazing, I think I’m heading to Cabo in November as I’m visiting San Fran then popping over to Mexico for a long weekend. I can’t wait! Katie x

  2. I love to snorkel! I would have been in tears as well seeing all the dolphins. Dolphins are one of THE COOLEST CREATURES God created! Looks like you had a beautiful time. ?

  3. This trip sounds straight up incredible and these photos are seriously so amazing!!! Can’t wait to hear more about the trip!

  4. Going to Mexico in May! Sounds like you didn’t have much time to sit and read on the beach but if you have any good book recommendations please share!! Obsessed with you and your blog 🙂

    1. Lucky you!! I so appreciate the love – and if you haven’t read Big Little Lies, The Luckiest Girl Alive or Andy Cohen’s Superficial – all so good!

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  5. I just love reading your blog. I’ve been a long time reader and every post is so positive and has so much energy! You have a wonderful zest for life and it’s infectious! Glad you had a great time in Mexico 😉

    1. That means so much to me Blaire, you have no idea! Thank you so much for your kind words and for reading, honestly – I wouldn’t be able to create the content on this site if it wasn’t for the amazing girls like you. Appreciate you!

  6. I felt a little emotional even LOOKING at that photo w/ the dolphins – can’t even imagine how it must have felt in person. Looks like a beautiful and moving trip, can’t wait to see more!

  7. Ahhh! Your trip looked AMAZING!! Now I’m putting La Paz on my travel wishlist, for like, next month! Ha! I went on a shark dive in the Bahamas in college when I was getting my certification and I will absolutely never forget it! We went straight to the bottom of the ocean and the dive masters fed the sharks right in front of us in full metal suits. SO CRAZY! But SO AMAZING!

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