Barton Creek Cave, Belize This cave, easily accessible by tour from San Ignacio, is a great day trip for those who like to mix history with adventure. You'll canoe into darkness while your guide points out pottery shards and human remains from the Mayans who used to inhabit the area. Batu Caves, Malaysia These huge... Continue Reading →
This tiny island off the coast of Belize is a backpacker's paradise, which means it's basically 'the cheap one'. Just because it's budget-friendly, doesn't mean it's rubbish. Spend your time eating great food, kayaking with a beer and snorkelling with sharks! Getting to Caye Caulker from Mexico It was a sad day when I had... Continue Reading →
Tulum is an up and coming resort town on the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsular. The main street is lined with hotels, shops and restaurants for every budget. It's the base for visiting the Mayan ruins with the best location - on the cliffs overlooking the Caribbean Sea.
Mérida is a beautiful city with a rich Mayan and colonial heritage. There are busy squares and markets surrounding old churches and plenty of shops, bars and restaurants to keep you entertained.
This New World Wonder has an astounding 1.2 million tourists visit every year, but when you're there it can feel like that many people visit the ancient Mayan temples every day. However, when I visited Chichén Itzá I was the first person in the park, and we hardly saw another person until we were ready to... Continue Reading →
Diving around Playa del Carmen We chose to dive with the highly recommended Scuba 10. The crew was rad; Gerardo hooked us up in the shop, Irene taught the Open Water while I tagged along on a refresher dive and Chino took us deep into the cenotes (sinkholes and underwater cave systems). A standard two-tank... Continue Reading →
Playa Del Carmen An hour south of Cancún is the much smaller beach town of Playa Del Carmen. Getting here is as simple as taking the luxurious ADO bus for Mex$60 (£2.30) or a colectivo which can be flagged down on the side of the road. There's accommodation to fit every budget, we stayed in... Continue Reading →
Mexico is probably up there in my Top 5 favourite countries in the world, especially the Yucatán Peninsular. Beautiful beaches, ancient temples, incredible diving and delicious food, all suitable for any budget. The locals were friendly, helpful and found our poor understanding of Spanish hilarious. Cancún This will probably be your first stop. Most people... Continue Reading →