“Bat Volcano” Near Calakmul Biosphere Reserve in Mexico

May 1, 2015

Calakmul Biosphere Reserve, the largest tropical forest reserve in Mexico spans more than 1.5 million acres in the heart of the Maya Forest. Near Calakmul just off Highway 186 at km marker 107, you’ll find a small parking area. From there, it’s a short walk along an easy trail to the bat cave overlook. Starting […]

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The Best Swimming Holes in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula

October 13, 2014

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 vegetation to cave pools hidden underground. On a recent trip to Mexico, we had the opportunity to visit Seven Cenotes, a ranch in the process […]

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Mayan Ruins at Uxmal – Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

September 15, 2014

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 access to Uxmal. It’s about a 75-minute drive from Merida to Uxmal. We arrived at 7:45 am so were the first ones into the site […]

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Swimming with Whale Sharks – 2013 Edition

August 20, 2013

Between the months of May and September, whale sharks (Tiburon ballena) congregate off the coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. The biggest fish on the planet, a whale shark can weigh several tons and can grow to more than 45 feet in length. Seeing masses of dorsal fins in the water can invoke an adrenaline rush […]

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Ik-kil Cenote – How To Escape the Crowds

March 27, 2013

Ik-kil Cenote in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico is located only about 5 minutes from Chichen Itza Archaeological Site. Its proximity to Chichen Itza makes Ik-kil a popular stop on group tour itineraries in the region. Open to the sky, Ik-kil’s water level lies approximately 85 ft below ground level. A stairway leads down to […]

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