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!

13 Best Places to Live in Mexico as a Nomad

13 Best Places to Live in Mexico as a Nomad

After deciding you want to become a digital nomad, the next step is deciding where to live. For me, Mexico is one of the best countries for globetrotting nomads in need of sunshine, decent wifi, and an affordable cost of living (not to mention tacos). But, where...

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11 Best Day Trips from San Cristóbal de Las Casas

11 Best Day Trips from San Cristóbal de Las Casas

San Cristóbal de las Casas — this charming and colorful Magic Town set in the Chiapas Highlands has so much to offer. But despite the incredible amount of things to do and see, sometimes you just want to escape the city or go on an adventure to other must-see places...

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What to Wear in Tulum: The Perfect Packing List

What to Wear in Tulum: The Perfect Packing List

Planning a trip to Tulum, Mexico is extremely exciting — cenotes, beaches, and Mayan ruins await! There's only one problem: what should you wear to Tulum? I know it can be challenging to know what to pack for a destination you've never been to. That's why I wanted to...

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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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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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