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Gluten-free Adventures in Mexico

For last year’s March Break vacation, we decided to go to Mexico. We booked an all-inclusive holiday with Sunwing Vacations. The resort we chose was the Grand Sunset Princess All Suites and Spa Resort in Playa del Carmen on the Mayan Riviera. Part of the reason we selected this resort was because we read some good reviews about their gluten-free options on travel sites such as Trip Advisor Canada . Getting there We flew on Sunwing airlines and were disappointed with the gluten-free snack offerings on board. While there were some limited GF options, they ran out quickly, so there wasn’t a lot for my son to eat. Luckily it wasn’t a very long flight, so it wasn’t a huge issue, but something to note if you have a child with celiac disease who you know will need to eat on the flight. During the flight, you could read about the different excursions available from Sunwing Experiences and even purchase the tours from the flight attendants! We decided to book a half-day excursion
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