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Latin America Reading List

Latin American stories are full of magical realism, passionate unrequited love, and exciting history.     Book List The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love by Oscar Hijuelos Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez The House […]

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.