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Tour Merida: Ultimate Guide to the Best Yucatan City

Mérida is one of Mexico’s greatest cultural cities with a rich Mayan heritage. As the capital and center of the Yucatan, this thriving Mayan city also serves as the best hub to explore the nearby colorful colonial-era cities, beautiful tropical beaches, cenotes, and ancient Mayan ruins, all within a two-hour drive in any direction. Twice […]

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12 Mexico City Tours and Sites. #9 is a Hoot!

“Mexico City? Why would you want to go there? It’s dirty and dangerous.” I hear that every time I tell some unknowing person where I’m going. In addition to taking Mexico City tours, I’ve traveled solo to Mexico City and have never found either of those issues to be true. Oh, Mexico City! How do […]

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Day of the Dead

Halloween vs Day of the Dead | Mexican Traditions

While Americans are celebrating Halloween and All Saints’ Day, Mexico has its own sort of eerie celebration. Día de Muertos or Day of the Dead which began as a ritual by the Aztecs 3,000 years ago is now publically celebrated on November 2nd as a way to honor friends and family who have passed on. […]

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Hierve de Agua

Hierve el Agua Tour: Panorama, Mineral Pools & Petrified Waterfalls

If you’ve been waiting to visit the natural salt terraces at Pamukkale but feel the country of Turkey is still too dangerous, there’s an alternative you may not have heard about. Hierve el Agua in Oaxaca, Mexico is a similar, but off-the-beaten-path gem. And not only will you find the mineral pools, but also dramatic petrified […]

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Playa Zipolite: 15 Ways to Discover Your Inner Hippie

Playa Zipolite, or Zipolite Beach, is a rustic seaside town located on the southern coast of Mexico’s Oaxaca state, between Huatulco and Puerto Escondido. Zipolite’s claim to fame is that it’s one of Mexico’s very few “swimsuit optional” beaches and for its distinct hippie vibe which began in the 1960s. The town is lacking in […]

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Mezcal Tequila: Grown Organically in Oaxaca, Mexico

Face as brown and tough as leather, with deep, deep smile lines crinkling around sparkling black eyes, Don Alberto Martinez welcomed us warmly to his organic mezcal tequila farm just outside Oaxaca City. His firm, rough handshake spoke volumes of a labor-intensive but honest life of living and working his land on the outskirts of […]

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Tour Oaxaca Mexico: 12 Off-The-Beaten-Path Adventures

Located in southwestern Mexico, the state of Oaxaca [wa-HAH-kah,] is rich with indigenous culture, pre-Columbian archeology, Colonial architecture, Sierra Madre vistas, secluded Pacific beaches, and some of the most delicious food in the whole country. Here are twelve adventures that will leave you clamoring for more time in Oaxaca. While it is possible to try to find […]

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12 Reasons to Travel with a Personal Photographer in Mexico (Cantimplora Travel)

12 Reasons to Travel with a Personal Photographer in Mexico

Mexico is one of my favorite countries and the only destination that I return to year-after-year.  I travel solo much of the time, and it’s always been safe.  For those who are still concerned, there are other fantastic ways to see the country, such as a small-group or curated tour.  Tours groups like Cantimplora Travel […]

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Mexico's Caribbea coast

15 Reasons to Go to the Mexico Caribbean Coast

You’re familiar with it. That glorious slice of land where the Yucatan Peninsula meets the Caribbean Sea. The iridescent turquoise water lapping onto the white-sand, palm-lined beaches.  The Mexico Caribbean coast…the very definition of “tropical paradise.” Is there a bad time to visit? Probably not. But when temperatures begin their frigid decline and images of […]

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Scuba Diving Cancun at the Underwater Museum

It’s nothing short of surreal… A man “on fire” with fire coral flaring out of his eyes, nose and ears… A small smiling girl looks up to the surface… A group of businessmen with their heads in the sand, oblivious to the world around them… No, these are not real people, but just a few […]

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