The Best Swimming Holes in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula

Throughout Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, you can find a wide variety of cenotes, natural swimming holes created by the collapse of limestone rock. Cenotes range from open-air pools surrounded by lush…

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Mayan Ruins at Uxmal – Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Mayan archaeological sites can be found throughout the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico with Chichen Itza being the most famous and most visited.  Last month, a trip to Merida provided easy…

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Seeing Sea Turtles – Akumal Bay, Mexico

In summer, visitors to Akumal, Mexico have the opportunity to observe the complete life cycle of sea turtles from hatching to nesting. During a recent trip, we stayed one night…

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Tulum Ruins – Riviera Maya, Mexico

Tulum doesn't have the highest pyramid in the Yucatan Peninsula.  Tulum doesn't have a ball court or observatory.  What Tulum does have is stunning Caribbean views and white sand beaches. …

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Cosmovitral Botanic Gardens – Toluca, Mexico

Housed in a former marketplace in Toluca, Mexico the Cosmovitral Botanical Garden is probably most famous for its outstanding stained glass pirces by Leopoldo Flores. The botanical garden contains more…

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El Capulin Monarch Butterfly Reserve, Mexico – Video Blog

Scientists estimate that close to a billion monarch butterflies historically overwintered in montane oyamel fir forests about two hours west of Mexico City. Numbers of monarchs at Mexico's butterfly reserves…

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Top 5 Places To See Humpback Whales Along the Pacific Coast

Humpback whales, an acrobatic species well known for displays that include breaching, tail slapping, side rolling, and spy hopping, occur in all oceans. These activities and their widespread occurrence make…

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