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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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