Exploring Mexico

Recent Travels

Below you’ll find all my travel guides to Mexico. Having lived for nearly three years in three different states (Nayarit, Quintana Roo, and Chiapas), I can easily say Mexico has become one of my all-time favorite travel destinations. Please enjoy my 80+ guides and itineraries for Mexico below!

How to Get From Tulum to Akumal Beach

How to Get From Tulum to Akumal Beach

A few months ago, I was living in Tulum as a digital nomad and wanted to get to Akumal from Tulum to go scuba diving to complete my PADI training. I searched for how to get from Tulum to Akumal but came up short on practical info. Akumal is a great choice as a day...

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23 Natural Wonders in Mexico to Add to Your Bucket List

23 Natural Wonders in Mexico to Add to Your Bucket List

Mexico is chock-full of natural wonders and landscapes that will simply take your breath away. Having lived as a digital nomad in Mexico for nearly three years, I was able to travel around the country enough to see some of its most beautiful and wild natural wonders...

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Biking in Tulum, Mexico: The Ultimate Guide

Biking in Tulum, Mexico: The Ultimate Guide

Biking in Tulum is one of the best ways to get around the pueblo (main downtown) and to leisurely cruise down the boho-chic hotel zone. But contrary to popular belief, bike rentals aren't the most convenient way to get from one destination to another in Tulum (even...

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Renting a Scooter in Tulum to Get Around

Renting a Scooter in Tulum to Get Around

Renting a scooter in Tulum is a fun and affordable way to zip between the luxurious beach/hotel zone and the bustling Tulum town (pueblo). While living as a digital nomad in Tulum, we had the chance to rent a scooter (or moped) to explore beyond where our turquoise...

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Maya Ruins, Cenotes, and Tacos

bucketlist bri standing in El Chiflon Waterfalls in Chiapas, Mexico
Trip Recommendation: 10-21 days
States to Visit: Riviera Nayarit, San Luis Potosí, Chiapas, Oaxaca, Yucatán Peninsula
Budget: $800-1500
Best Time to Visit: November-May

Mexico has stolen our hearts. We first moved to the Riviera Nayarit in 2018 and fell in love with the sultry coastline, fresh seafood, jungle, and of course – the people! 

There are so many hidden gems and natural wonders in Mexico that most people don’t realize incredible waterfalls, volcanoes, snow-capped peaks, pristine beaches, tropical islands, underground rivers, enormous sinkholes, hot deserts, and so much more! If you love nature, history, culture, and FOOD – then you will love Mexico!  

Plus, traveling in Mexico is much safer than most would assume. You just got to be travel smart – like anywhere else. Feel free to browse through my Mexico guides and reach out with any questions about traveling in Mexico!

 

Mexico. Our brother from another mother. A country, with whom, like it or not, we are inexorably, deeply involved, in a close but often uncomfortable embrace. Look at it. It’s beautiful. It has some of the most ravishingly beautiful beaches on earth. Mountains, desert, jungle. Beautiful colonial architecture, a tragic, elegant, violent, ludicrous, heroic, lamentable, heartbreaking history. Mexican wine country rivals Tuscany for gorgeousness. Its archeological sites—the remnants of great empires, unrivaled anywhere.

-Anthony Bourdain, Mexico field notes

Popular Destinations

woman on stairs overlooking san cristobal city

San Cristóbal de Las Casas

San Cristóbal de Las Casas is a pueblo mágico set in the highlands of Chiapas. Sip on fantastic coffee and cocoa and go on a day trip to nearby Tzotzil Maya towns.

 

ven a la luz statue and raw love cafe entrance

Tulum, Q. Roo

Living in Tulum was quite an experience. But whether you love it or hate it – you can’t deny its natural beauty thanks to its jaw-dropping cenotes, Maya ruins, and white sand beaches.

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Sayulita, Nayarit

Sayulita is a colorful and boho-chic pueblo mágico on the coast of Nayarit. Popular for its laid-back vibes, surf break, and general fiesta feeling, it’s a must-see on any Pacific Mexico itinerary. 

Sumidero Canyon

Take a boat cruise on La Grijalva River
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