My favorite landscapes of 2014

By Sergio Camalich

In 2014, I was lucky enough to see and photograph some really astonishing landscapes across Mexico, Belize and Guatemala, and making a list of my favorite ones was not an easy thing to do.

Despite this, there are several landscapes which I cannot erase from my mind and hopefully, I’ll see them again in the future.

San José del Pacífico


Maybe it was the mushrooms, maybe it was the vibe, maybe it acoustic guitar playing in the background, maybe it was the company—or maybe solely because it was truly and amazing landscape—but every time I think of this sunset in San José del Pacífico, sitting on a comfy chair in the awesome terrace of the Doña Catalina hostel, I can’t help but smile and think of how easy can life be if we really want to.

Punta Cometa


It’s true, you have to have a strong will to leave your hammock and your beer by the side of the beach, but the small hike it takes to get to this amazing solitary bay, just outside the chilled beach town of Mazunte, is really worth the shot.

Las Coloradas


A landscape truly out of this world, Las Coloradas are a series of man-made pools used to extract salt from the ocean water and because of the high salinity levels in the water, it gets its not-so-healthy pink color.

Definitely not a place to swim, but great just to admire.



If for one reason or another, I had the misfortune of having to decide one place to stay for the rest of my life, waking up to this sunrise every day wouldn’t bother me at all.



It was the first time I had seen a sunrise so far above the sea level that it was hard to breath—literally.

After two days of walking to the top of Tajumulco, the highest volcano in Central America, seeing this landscape was one of the best rewards nature had ever showed me.

The cherry on top of the cake? Seeing Santiaguito and Fuego erupting from far away.

What about you? What are your favorite landscapes?




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