Mexico

MEXICO

Rios Lagartos, Mexico

Rios Lagartos is a sleepy little town on the northern coast of the Yucatan peninsula.  It has a huge nature reserve with a beautiful lagoon populated with flamingos and other wildlife. There’s not much to do there besides take a boat ride on the lagoon, which is easy to do.  You just head to the […]

Tulum, Mexico

Tulum has the nicest beach I’ve ever seen, with perfect pure white fine sand and bright clear turquoise warm water, surrounded by lush jungle.  It is a little eco-resort town about an hour south of Cancun.  It’s a hipster destination, with lots of juice places, yoga, and ‘eco-chic’ resorts.  Eco-chic may also mean ‘we don’t […]

Las Coloradas, the Pink Lagoon

The Las Coloradas pink lagoon is as pretty in real life as it is in pictures, though there’s not much around it.  It’s located in a tiny fishing village on the northern coast of the Yucatan peninsula.  The town is tiny, just a few houses, a convenient store, and a few small restaurants all owned […]

Valladolid

Vallodolid is a medium-sized old colonial city in the heart of the Yucatan.  It’s a busy city, but far from the touristy crowds.  Valladolid is full of crumbly buildings and hidden attractions.  Right in the middle of the city there’s a gorgeous cenote. We stayed in a very nice and very cheap hotel right on […]

Yucatán Road Trip Itinerary

We only had six days and I wanted to see the best variety of places- beaches, wildlife, small towns, cities, and ruins.  So I planned a roadtrip.  Renting a car is easy in Mexico, and the roads are all safe and well marked.  I saved everywhere we were going to Google offline maps and starred […]

Once Upon a Time in Mexico

We flew into Cancun, did some island exploring, then went to Playa del Carmen and Tulum.  The beaches are all perfect white sand with bright turquoise water.