Independent Travel Tips for Mexico

Mayan Ruins of the Yucatan

Mayan Ruins of the Yucatan

Mayan Ruins of the Yucatan The Yucatan Peninsula has a lot to offer; beaches, cities, colonial towns, adventure tours, and of course the Mayan ruins. There are numerous different sites preserved all over the Yucatan, stretching from Mexico and into Belize and Guatemala as well. […]

Mexico’s Yucatan Travel Itinerary

Mexico’s Yucatan Travel Itinerary

Mexico’s Yucatan Travel Itinerary If you’ve got two or three weeks to spare for a vacation, and you want a cheap flight somewhere from the US, Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula is a great place to look into. The rest of Mexico is a little iffy now in regards […]

Chetumal, Mexico to Flores, Guatemala by Bus

Chetumal, Mexico to Flores, Guatemala by Bus

Chetumal, Mexico to Flores, Guatemala by Bus There are only a few options for transport between Mexico and Guatemala. One is to fly, this can be done from any of the major airports in the Yucatan such as Cancun, Merida, or even Chetumal. The cost […]

How to Visit Izamal in One Day

How to Visit Izamal in One Day

How to Visit Izamal in One Day Izamal is a small, sacred city about 70 kilometers from Merida and 110 kilometers from Valladolid. Most people visiting the state of Yucatan in Mexico opt for tours taking them to Cancun, Tulum, Chichen Itza, cenotes, adventure parks, […]

Valladolid Mexico Travel Guide

Valladolid Mexico Travel Guide

Valladolid Mexico Travel Guide Typically this town is off the main tourist path when visiting Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, but if you’re looking for an authentic Mexican town, then be sure to add it to your trip to Mexico. Check out my previous article on the […]

How to Beat the Crowds at the Coba Ruins

How to Beat the Crowds at the Coba Ruins

How to Beat the Crowds at the Coba Ruins The ruins of Coba are from the pre-columbian Mayan civilization, estimated to have about 50,000 inhabitants at the time, and are characterized by large limestone structures built in a similar fashion to other Mayan ruins, with […]

5 Reasons to Visit Valladolid Mexico

5 Reasons to Visit Valladolid Mexico

5 Reasons to Visit Valladolid Mexico Unfortunately most people skip over this majestic town in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula on their way to more popular destinations such as Cancun or Merida. Valladolid is the perfect image of a picturesque town, and was named after the capital […]

Playa del Carmen Mexico Travel Guide

Playa del Carmen Mexico Travel Guide

Playa del Carmen Mexico Travel Guide We decided to skip Cancún and head straight to Playa del Carmen. There are some minor tourist safety concerns in Cancún as of late (2017) and we really weren’t looking to share our vacation with thousands of other tourists, we wanted […]

Tulum Mexico Travel Guide

Tulum Mexico Travel Guide

Tulum Mexico Travel Guide A 45 minute drive from Playa del Carmen brings you to the next stop our travels through Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, Tulum. Most come here to visit Tulum National Park, which has 13th century Mayan ruins from a Port city located along […]