Monthly Archives: October 2016

Akumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico

While I was living in Playa del Carmen, a group of my friends from back home rented a beautiful luxury home in Akumal for ten days and invited me over to visit.  Akumal is a small town about 30 minutes south of Playa del Carmen. It is known for its year-round population of several species of sea turtles and other marine life which inhabit a coral reef a short distance from the beach. It is an amazing place to snorkel as you are almost guaranteed to see a sea turtle, if not several, as they graze along the ocean floor where the sea grass grows. Continue reading Akumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Isla Holbox, Quintana Roo, Mexico

I had been hearing from everyone, it seemed, that I should make an effort to visit Isla Holbox. As luck would have it, some friends of mine had a trip planned and invited me to tag along last minute! Isla Holbox is a small island just north of the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula. Continue reading Isla Holbox, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Chichen Itza structure

Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico

Chichen Itza is the well preserved archaeological site of the ruins of an ancient Mayan city and one of the new seven wonders of the world. El Castillo is the main attraction, the large pyramid most people think of when you say “Chichen Itza”. Only a two-hour drive from Playa del Carmen, it’s definitely a must-see if you’re in the area. Continue reading Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico