Category: Mexico /p. 2

My favorite cenotes in the Yucatan Peninsula

Cenotes are one of the many reasons why the Yucatan Peninsula is famous all around the world. If you don’t know what is a cenote, let me explain you: Cenotes are natural pools of fresh water. They can be uncovered, partially covered or completely covered by rock formations that give them a really unique feeling to… (continue reading)

Bar Hopping: The amazing cantinas of Mérida

Cantinas are one of Mexico’s specialties—places where people gather to drink cold beer, eat cheap snacks and good food, if you’re lucky. They can be fancy, they can be crappy, but one thing is certain: You’ll always have a good time in them. When I left Mexico City, I truly believed there were the best cantinas… (continue reading)

Snorkeling in Mahahual

My last stop in Mexico was Mahahual—a town that, despite being small, already offers big things. One of those things is the amazing experience of camping in a desolated beach and easily swim from its shore to the coral reef that protects Mahahual from the big waves.

Cenote Samulá

One of the things I liked the most about the beautiful colonial city of Valladolid was that it was surrounded by lots of cenotes within a biking distance. One of those cenotes was the mouth-opening cenote Samulá, located just 7kms away from the city. Getting there To get there, you can hire a bike in one… (continue reading)

Travel Diary #04

Every two weeks I’ll be publishing little excerpts from my travel diary to show a little bit more of what I live every day. These are taken from October 16 through 31. October 16 Ate at my favorite cantina for the last time in the next couple of years. I’m grieving! 17 Sad day today! 18… (continue reading)

Instant Memories: El Palomar

After visiting every building in the beautiful mayan site of Uxmal(or so I thought), I was ready to leave. As I started walking to the exit with my pal Rolando, he noticed a small road covered by trees which we hadn’t seen before and despite our feet being tired as hell, we decided to explore a little bit more. Luckily,… (continue reading)

Travel Diary #03

Every two weeks I’ll be publishing little excerpts from my travel diary to show a little bit more of what I live every day. These are taken from October 1 through 15. October 01 Drinking beer by the pink waters of La Colorada is one of the highlights of this journey, so far. 02 Almost no… (continue reading)

Uxmal, a quetzal raising from the ruins

The archaeological site of Uxmal is one of the most important mayan sites. Located less than 2 hours away from Mérida, it can be easily reached by car or public transport. It is part of the Puuc route and the Pirámide del Adivino—with its peculiar sound effects and gorgeous architecture—is the most representative building of the site, though the… (continue reading)

Calakmul, a photo essay

Calakmul has been—by far—my favorite mayan site of this journey, so far. Not only because of the rewarding feeling of reaching it after a really hard trip, but also because of its rawness and impressive beauty. Located 60km away from any sign of civilization, you can’t get anything more authentic than this. For now, I’ll leave you with… (continue reading)

Instant Memories: Campeche and its ghosts

I got to spend several days in the beautiful city of Campeche, where I joined the Mexican Independence Day festivities and visited some of the most iconic places in town. While I was there, I found out there was an exposition of several sculptures on the main walking street and one of those—the one pictured here—got… (continue reading)