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Category: Backpacking in Mexico

Mexico is a special place.  Recognised by UNESCO for its cuisine, filled with history, breathtaking scenery, glorious beaches and wonderfully friendly people, travellers who come to Mexico will be richly rewarded.  Backpacking in Mexico is a great option too, with amazingly cheap street food and plenty for budget travellers.

Adventure & Mayan Culture on a Cancun Eco-Tour Excursion

Adventure & Mayan Culture on a Cancun Eco-Tour Excursion

It’s been a while since I was in Mexico, and I miss the food, culture and warmth of the people.  When Melanie and Marla from Grans on the Go got in touch with me about their trip to Mexico, I was excited to read what they got up to on an Ecotour excursion from Cancun.  Here’s how they got on learning about the Maya culture, ziplining, swimming in cenotes and exploring the magnificent Coba Ruins on a tour with AllTourNative!…

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Backpacking Mexico: A Backpackers Guide to Mexico on a Budget

Backpacking Mexico: A Backpackers Guide to Mexico on a Budget

Mexico is a vast and varied country, sadly marred by a reputation for drug wars and dangerous immigrants.  Don’t believe the hype.  Of course, Mexico has its problems, but not usually in places frequented by backpackers or tourists, so the risk for visitors to Mexico is minimal.  While backpacking in Mexico I found the people to be friendly and kind, the food to be DELICIOUS, and the scenery, culture and history utterly mind-blowing.  I’ll share all my tips for how…

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Chichen Itza vs Tulum Mayan Ruins in Mexico UPDATED 2019

Chichen Itza vs Tulum Mayan Ruins in Mexico UPDATED 2019

The Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico is full of incredible Mayan ruins.  This was the centre of the Maya empire, which stretched all over the Peninsula, and into what is now Belize and northern Guatemala.  Each of the Mayan ruins in Mexico has something special about it, and as no two are alike I would highly recommend visiting as many as you can while you are in the area.  However, if you are short on time, and can only choose one…

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Backpacking Tulum: What to Do in Tulum on a Budget

Backpacking Tulum: What to Do in Tulum on a Budget

Tulum is a jewel in the crown of Mexico’s Caribbean coast.  Much less touristy, and much cheaper, than Cancun, and Playa del Carmen, Tulum used to be a hippy chilled out little town, which has now grown into a top destination for travellers who want to venture (slightly) off the beaten track of the Mexican Riviera.  With picturesque Mayan ruins next to a turquoise ocean, fantastic snorkelling and diving opportunities in the sea or cenotes, gorgeous beaches and plenty of…

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Night Diving with Crocodiles in Tulum Mexico

Night Diving with Crocodiles in Tulum Mexico

I have recently learned to dive, getting my PADI openwater scuba diving certificate in Utila, Honduras last year.  When I went to Tulum in Mexico, I was keen to practise my new-found skills, so contacted Koox Diving to see if I could go cenote diving with them in Tulum.  One of the owners, Jesus, offered me a cenote diving tour with them – with one catch: that I would also join them for a night dive.  With crocodiles.  Would you go…

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Cenote Diving in Tulum Mexico with Koox Diving

Cenote Diving in Tulum Mexico with Koox Diving

After learning to dive in Utila Honduras, I was keen to test out my PADI diving certification in Mexico.  The last time I was backpacking in Tulum, I went snorkelling in some cenotes near Tulum, and saw some people diving in the cenotes there, so I thought this would be the perfect way to dive again, without risking the sea sickness I suffered from last time!  In my hostel in Tulum, a fellow guest recommended Ko’ox Diving, so I contacted…

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The Mermaid Hostel Beach, Cancun Mexico: A Review

The Mermaid Hostel Beach, Cancun Mexico: A Review

I was only planning to stay in Cancun a couple of days.  Luxury resorts and all inclusive hotels in Cancun where you stay by the pool all day didn’t appeal to me, if I am going to be in Mexico, I like to feel like I’m in Mexico, not just a hotel.  So, when I was looking for where to stay in Cancun I wanted to find somewhere with a friendly, local vibe, near to the beach – and found…

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Are the Pink Lakes in Mexico Worth Visiting? UPDATED FOR 2019

Are the Pink Lakes in Mexico Worth Visiting? UPDATED FOR 2019

The pink lakes in Mexico were on my bucket list for a while, after seeing Instagram photos of the bright pink water and gorgeous blue sky, with a girl floating on an inflatable pink flamingo.  I wanted to be on that flamingo, and take a dip in the unearthly pink water.  So, when I realised the pink lakes of Las Coloradas were in the Yucatan region of Mexico where I was going to be for a few weeks, I knew…

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The Best Things to Do in Mexico City

The Best Things to Do in Mexico City

Mexico City is a behemoth.  Around 22 million people live here, and it has a reputation for being dirty, dangerous and choked with traffic. Unfortunately, earthquakes in Mexico City have been known to occur too, with a serious one hitting in September 2017.  However, I didn’t find CDMX any more dangerous than any other big city in the world, and if you skip Mexico City on your Mexico vacation you are seriously missing out.  With a UNESCO listed historic centre,…

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Food Tour in Mexico City: Sabores Mexico Review

Food Tour in Mexico City: Sabores Mexico Review

Let’s be honest here, it’s no secret that I love food!  From cooking classes to hunting out the best brunch spots and sampling street food, there is nothing better to me than eating my way through each destination I visit.  One thing I was dying to do in Mexico City was a food tour, to really dig down into the delicious corners of the city.  When Sabores Mexico offered me the chance to review their food tour in Mexico City…

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