Destination Mexico

Destination Mexico

 

Lowdown

Mexico is a diverse, vibrant & beautiful country with just so much to explore! It’s a country where old meets new, where ancient culture still exists & has been carried right the way through to the modern culture that Mexico is today – a culture full of colour, art & one that has a long & complicated history but has still manages to have a permanent smile on its face!

Mexico is not only diverse in culture but in landscape too – cities, mountains, beaches, small sleepy towns, whatever you like you can choose to have or even all of them if you so wish!
 

Our Mexico Factsheet

Days Spent: 37

Number of Places Visited: Campeche, Cancún, Celestún, Mahahual, Mérida, Palenque, San Cristóbal de las Casas,Tulum.

Our Highlight: Visiting the Mayan Ruins of Palenque.

Our top hack: Always be cautious when travelling but also remember to relax, some countries such as Mexico have a bad rep on the safety front & whilst this rep comes with some fact in Mexico’s case that’s not to say that everywhere you go & everyone you run into should scream danger. Relaxing & taking things one step at a time will enable you to enjoy this amazing country for what it really is.

Fun Fact: Mexico introduced chocolate, corn & chillies to the world.
 

Our Experience

From spending our days lazing on beaches & sipping cocktails on the Costa Maya to exploring jungle clad Mayan ruins and then experiencing art & culture in cities such as Mérida & Campeche to then spending time in the mountains getting to know Mexico’s deep connection to its Mayan roots, we really did have an all round experience of this stunning country.

Everywhere we turned in Mexico there was a new surprise waiting for us, whether it be a detail in one of the colourful buildings, a taste from its delicious & hugely varied cuisine or learning another fascinating fact about its history. We were constantly amazed & got well & truly addicted to the its positive vibe!

Mexico is one of our travel highlights, we found ourselves astonished by its beauty & absolutely blown away by warmth & friendliness of the people.
 

Mexico Blogs

Destination Addict - Mexico Cost Guide - What We Spent.

Cost Guide – What We Spent In Mexico

/ / Budgeting & Costs, Mexico
After spending 7 weeks in Cuba we were so excited to get our teeth into some Mexican food, culture and a chance to travel a little cheaper with more possibilities. Here's our cost guide of exactly what we spent in Mexico and what we got up to whilst we were ...
Read More
Destination Addict - Mahahual, Mexico - The Diving Laid Back Beach Life

Mahahual, Mexico – Diving & Laid Back Beach Life

/ / Mexico
Mahahual, Mexico situated on the Costa Maya, is a great place to unwind. A long stretch of pristine Caribbean coast with its relaxed beach side vibes, it is also the perfect place for the avid and beginner diver. Mahahual sits just 3 hours bus ride south from Tulum and 5 ...
Read More
Mayan ruins are found everywhere throughout Guatemala & Mexico

Flores, Guatemala to Chetumal, Mexico Border Crossing – Via Belize

/ / Guatemala, Mexico, Travel Life
We left the sleepy town of Flores in the early morning at 7:00 am to make the journey from Guatemala, through Belize & all the way to Mexico, 3 countries in one day was a first for both of us. We found it hard to find much information beforehand on ...
Read More
Destination Addict - One of our first views of Lake Atitlán, Guatemala

Mexico to Guatemala Border Crossing – San Cristobal De Las Casas to Lake Atitlán

/ / Guatemala, Mexico, Travel Life
There are a number of transport options but we decided to take the shuttle bus to cross from Mexico into Guatemala using the Ciudad Cuauhtémoc to La Mesilla crossing. We've tried to keep this short & simple for anyone looking to do the same. Here are the details of how ...
Read More
Destination Addict - San Cristobal De Las Casas - Chiapas’ Cultural Delight!

San Cristobal De Las Casas – Chiapas’ Cultural Delight!

/ / Mexico
San Cristobal De Las Casas was one of our Mexico highlights! During our travels around the Yucatan we had heard some really good things about San Cristobal and were very intrigued by the setup of the City with the nearby indigenous towns that surround it. These indigenous people still abide ...
Read More
Destination Addict - Palenque - Why They Are Our Favourite Mayan Ruins

Palenque – Why They Are Our Favourite Mayan Ruins

/ / Mexico, Palenque
Waking up in our jungle cabana to the sound of howler monkeys all around us was just magical! When we decided to visit Palenque we had a choice of staying in Palenque town or in the jungle, hippy hangout area of El Panchan. We were certainly glad that we went ...
Read More
Destination Addict - Campeche - The UNESCO City Of Pirates

Campeche – The UNESCO City Of Pirates

/ / Campeche, Mexico
Honestly, we'd heard really mixed things about the city of Campeche before we visited & whilst some of them were true & it is quite touristy we still really enjoyed our time there. Here's why.... Note from the author: This article has been written by me from my travel experience ...
Read More
Destination Addict - Sleepy Celestún - Chillin' & Flamingo Spotting

Sleepy Celestún – Chillin’ & Flamingo Spotting

/ / Celestun, Mexico
Who doesn't love a flamingo? Lanky, pink birds, what's not to love eh?! These beautiful creatures were the number one reason for us heading over to Celestún on Yucatan's gulf coast but they were not the only awesome part of our trip to this sleepy fishing village. Note from the author: This ...
Read More
Destination Addict - Yucatan Road Trip - Chichen Itza, Ik Kil & Ek Balam

Yucatan Road Trip – Chichen Itza, Ik Kil & Ek Balam

Road trip? In Mexico? Estamos loco? Well maybe just a little! As we were travelling for a very short while with one of our very good friends from back home, we really wanted to make the most of the time & get a few key sights in together. Admittedly at ...
Read More
Destination Addict - Merida - The White City

Merida – The White City

/ / Merida, Mexico
Travelling with no solid schedule is great when you arrive in a place & find that you want to take some more time there just to enjoy it. That's exactly what happened to us in the white city of Merida. We originally planned on staying just a couple of nights ...
Read More
Destination Addict - Tulum Ruins – Plus 6 Other Pretty Cool Reasons To Visit

Tulum Ruins – Plus 6 Other Pretty Cool Reasons To Visit

/ / Mexico, Tulum
Ok, everyone knows that Tulum is a little touristy but that really shouldn't put you off visiting! Our first stop after spending 7 weeks in Cuba was Tulum. After being without most modern luxuries in a socialist country we decided that Cancun (where we flew into) would probably be too ...
Read More