Things to see and do while backpacking in Mexico.
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A dormant stratovolcano and Mexico’s 4th highest peak.
A dormant stratovolcano and Mexico’s 4th highest peak. So, there I was, on my way to Toluca, with the excitement of a little girl waiting for Santa. I had never seen the snow before, nor I’ve ever been in a Volcano before, so you can Imagine my happiness! Despite it was July, my logic was that if the volcano’s name is “Nevado de Toluca” (“Toluca’s Snowy”), it must have snow like… the whole year… right? Well… not LOL! But let me start to tell you the story from the beginning.Jorja
The plus: furry friends…
An other subject I wanted to address is the pet friendliness, for people who are absolute dog lovers, just like me and travel with their furry buddies everywhere, should know that Mexico in general in some areas is very pet friendly and some not at all. I have a gorgeous Yorki shelter mix called Iker, with a spirit of a full grown Labrador, he has been and lived to Tulum a few times. You have to be careful if you travel with your pet on summer break, that’s when dogs are not allowed at the public beaches, but if you are staying at a pet friendly hotel at the beach you don´t have to worry and they even opened a dog beach earlier on this year near the Hotel area. It is very important to know that if you are travelling to a tropic area or beach within Mexico with your dog from Europe or the USA or other countries who don’t have the heartworm mosquito, you have to give your dog one month before travelling the heartworm pill it is very important to consult your vet before arriving. The heartworm is deadly to cats and dogs. Besides that, you don’t need to take other precautions than enjoying your holiday with or without your furry friends.ML Prislin
Tijuana the multicultural Mexican corner
Hello, I’m from Tijuana, Mexico, the Multicultural Mexican corner, but I will tell you is much more than that.Sophy Zu
"México: The once in a lifetime kind of city"
Ok, I know there are a lot of cities around the world that can be similar, but there are some places that have some unique things, specially in Mexico, one of those places is Puebla.Fer Lezama
A church, a museum and a couple of plazas.
Outside the museum, there’s a touristic tramway that will drive you around for more cultural and historic spots. There’s even a hill where an archduke of Austria/Emperor of Mexico was executed.Rayas
Cancun on a Budget
Cancun, Mexico, Quintana Roo. I have currently been living in Cancun for over a year now and still to this day it takes my breathe away from its mesmerising crystal clear waters to its beautiful white sandy beaches. Im sure you’ve all seen the Corona comercials on t.v. the beautiful women drinking beer on the beach with the palm trees in the background. Seems like a dream, Right? Well, Its my reality! I fell in love with not only Cancun but the entire state of Quintana Roo. I was only meant to stay for a few days and that was over a year ago. The reason being is it has such a diversity of different things that can be enjoyed by all travellers younge and old from snorkeling on the reef, hiking up mayan pyramids to swimming in cenotes (underground rivers). The mayan culture is one of the most fascinating and historical, its is one of the oldest recorded. Did you know? They were the first to be able to read the astrology and astronomy of the stars and they even have their own Mayan calender. They were one of the first known civilisations to perform open heart surgery. They also performed their own sacred sacrificial rituals to their gods such as the virgin sacrifices and played tradition ball games where decapitation was the reward to the winning team. What is really unbelievable is how they managed to build these immaculate pyramids without the use of modern machinery, when you see it yourself you will be amazed and impressed.Tahnee Shanks
Join me on this magical personal experience to Holbox.
Holbox , or as in Mayan – black hole, is everything but black, this sacred island, is magical, and no, I’m not exaggerating, it posses it´s own healing vibes. In order to reach this dreaming island, you will first need to fly to Mexico, specifically to Cancun (CUN), once there either you spend the night at Cancun or Playa del Carmen and catch up the earliest bus to Chiquilá. (For tickets visit: ADO) If you are lucky enough you may rent a car and drive directly after flying to Cancun a 2-hour drive will lead you to Chiquilá. Once in Chiquilá, you`ll need to catch the ferry (40 min boat ride) until you reach the island.Casandra Luna
Bahía de los Angeles, dive in!
Baja California, Mexico, has a lot to offer: seafood, wine, craft beer, surf, science, desert and beach, all along the peninsula on the Pacific coast of northern Mexico. But not many people know about this small and magical place…San Dosua
Xilitla: the jungle where tradition and surrealism meets
It is usual that in our dreams we are able to go to strange places where nothing makes any sense, something like a big garden where flowers of concrete grow between trees and stairs that go nowhere. Well, a place like this, that sounds to be taken from a dream, really exists, and it is located -hidden, more like- in the Huasteca rainforest of San Luis Potosí, Mexico; nearby the town of Xilitla.Jocelyn Leyva
Survivor tip: Right now it´s a perfect time to visit Mexico since their currency has devalued against the American dollar, so you can get more pesos mexicanos for each dollar.
If you happen to be in Cancun, there are many tours leaving from there as well, it´s about 2 hours trip. Survivor tip: Right now it´s a perfect time to visit Mexico since their currency has devalued against the American dollar, so you can get more pesos mexicanos for each dollar. SOUVENIRS To get to the main buildings, you will have to pass first a line of Mexican vendors offering different types of souvenirs.sheulak
This beautiful port honors its popular reference as the “Pearl of the Pacific”, I have been in different ports of Mexico, and without hesitation Mazatlán has that feeling that you can not find anywhere else in all the width and length of the Mexican Republic . Its people, its food, its malecón embriagan of an incomparable peace and happiness. For such reason, in recent years has been elected place by many at the time American and Canadian visitors in their retirement home retreat to spend their old age.Berecaffeine
Moving to México, A Guide
NB: I had told him “3 months” because I was aware that the standard tourist visa for Mexico is 90 days, although in reality I am hoping to stay in and around Central America for a year, but more on visas later.Girlstravellingsolo
Guadalajara, Mexico: Unfiltered
Guadalajara, Mexico is a land of contradictions: women are held to incredibly high beauty standards, yet greasy taco stands occupy every street corner, the city is 90% Catholic, but you can’t drive for more than five minutes without passing an “Auto Hotel” (AKA: where you take your mistress on Saturday night before church with your family on Sunday), the city has a stereotype of danger, but I’ve found the culture and residents to be nothing but warm, welcoming, and helpful, many North Americans associate Mexico with poverty, but I see more name brand bags and German cars in Guadalajara on a daily basis than I can count.giuliana-lucchesi
Hidalgo: First Multi Pitch
To start the year with something new is always an exciting thing. And this year was not going to be the exception. I remember I was just telling a friend I wanted to climb “La Peña de Bernal” for new years ever, but I had never climb a multi pitch before, so this friend took me to “Las Ventanas”, Hidalgo, Mexico. This incredible site is located near Pachuca, Hidalgo in The National Park “El Chico”. Near a very famous miner’s town called “Mineral del Chico” founded around 1565.Caro Barcena
Mexico: The Fusion of Two Ages
Mexico City has always been a landmark when talking about rich places in history and culture. In the very center of it, the majesty and baroque style of the Metropolitan Cathedral stands firmly opening its doors to the Christian community.María José Landa
Veracruz: The place that has it all.
Now that I live far away from my country of origin I am gaining a whole new perspective on how the rest of the world sees Mexico. This has been a really enlightening experience, mostly a positive one. I am not offended by the stereotypes attached to my country, quite the opposite! But there is more that tequila, tacos and mariachi to this beautiful country (not denying these are pretty awesome) And the one thing that pleases me the most is that people are mostly curious to hear more about it, what places are the best? What else do you eat with tortillas? Do you own a sombrero? (Ok, I’m just teasing… of course I do).Mariana G
The Copper Canyon: Mexico
The Copper Canyon in Mexico is one of the highlights of northern Mexico. Nevertheless, it is not very well known. It stretches from the province Sinaloa all the way to the Chihuahua province, close to the boarder with the United States. It is in fact the biggest mountain range in the world, making The Copper Canyon a lot bigger than it’s brother the Grand Canyon. Rolling hills, high mountains covered in green, little mountain villages and you can see it all! This is because the cool thing is that you can take a train to check out the beautiful views.lillyvan
Mexico; A Taste of Playa Del CarmenWorldySnail
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Located in downtown and surrounded with lots of other beautiful places to visit, is Palacio de Bellas Artes. This building was finished in 1934 and it is considered the most important center of arts and culture of the country. It has been the house of many memorable events. Here you can find a vast number of renowned events: dance, concerts, operas, permanent and temporary expositions among others. The most iconic thing I find in the building is the stage curtain, which is the only one of its type, this curtain is a representation of the two volcanos located in the limits of Mexico City, the Popocatépetl and the Iztaccíhuatl, made by nearly a million pieces of iridescent colored glass by Tiffany’s in New York, it weighs 24 tons. When the show is about to start, the lights begin to change giving the illusion of a beautiful sunset taking place.angelina
A historic walk through Guanajuato, México
Guanajuato is a city in the state of Guanajuato. I believe that’s one of the reasons this city is so famous; you hear the name once, then the second time it has to get stuck in your head. Even though this city is not the capital of this beautiful state, it is definitely a city you have to visit when you come to Mexico. It is situated in the north center of Mexico and it borders with Jalisco, Zacatecas, San Luis Potosí, Querétaro, and Michoacán, which are some other main states in the country. Because of its location, the weather can go from sunny and hot, to chilly in the same day, but I consider it never gets too hot. You can always walk around its beautiful streets without feeling like you’re going to pass out because of the heat.Alejandra Gutierrez
Mexico Travel Guides
Travel Guide to Key West, Florida
Sunday, December 9, 2018
While there are lots of benefits to a November birthday, for most of us the weather isn’t one of them! This year I decided to symbolically jump ship on Winter and run as far away from it as I could reasonably get in a weekend, in this case, to the…
Venice Travel Guide: What to see and do
Monday, November 12, 2018
To be honest, I never thought I’d visit Venice one day. I’d always dreamt about going to the Nordic countries in Europe or to Asia, but I ended up in Italy for an entire week. My sister and I found a really cheap flight from Mexico to Amsterdam and we…
Recommended Safety En Route to Honduras
Friday, October 5, 2018
I hadn’t planned on coming to Honduras, however looking back on it now it is a funny sequence of events. Many would think it’s due to Honduras’ reputation for danger. that didn’t bother me at the time and I can assure you safety is not any more of an issue here…
The best local travel guide for Guadalajara Mexico.
Friday, August 31, 2018
Guadalajara is the third biggest city in Mexico and is no wonder every Mexican wants to move to this city. It has so many beautiful places, amazingly delicious food, many great Mariachis, a lot of job opportunities and oh gosh don’t even get me started on the exquisite Tequila and Mezcal. It’s…
A Mexican Travel Guide - The Unexpected Delights of Mexico City
Saturday, July 14, 2018
I will be honest, Mexico City was never at the top of my bucket list. We have done Cabo, been to Cancun, but never ventured into the real Mexico with the assumption that it was a dirty, dangerous dump. How wrong I was! Mexico City quickly became one of my…
Mexico´s Famous Wine & Cheese Route
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
If you are looking forward to traveling to Mexico for more than a week, make sure to check this out of your list. Queretaro’s Wine & Cheese Route, it’s most known for couples who look for a romantic-weekend-getaway. Have some wine and cheese, shop around, and do some sightseeing. Queretaro…
The Ultimate Chilango Eating Guide
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Sight-seeing is exciting but also requires a great deal of energy! So what better way to take a break than in a selection of places that will make you feel like a real chilango*, experience some of the local cuisine and forget all about the Nacho-Burrito-Fajita Combo and the tourist trap…
What to do in Downtown Cancun
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
I know those images on your head when you listen to the word, Cancun. The white sand, a sea with those shades of blue so characteristic of the Caribbean, those Miami-like resorts, the shopping malls, and party party party! But Cancun is more than the hotel zone. Taking a walking…
Get to know Monterrey, Mexico
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Alright, I know, México is a land of traditions and vivid loud parties (takes one to know one) but believe me when I say that there are these quiet calm moments where you can see the other side of the coin and fall deeper in love with the land beneath your…
How to do Pachuca, Mexico, like a local.
Sunday, May 6, 2018
Pachuca de Soto Pachuca de Soto, commonly known as Pachuca, is the capital of Hidalgo, a state in central Mexico. With a sprawling population of roughly 250,000, Pachuca has both a big-city feel and tiny-town hospitality. Locals are friendly, street food abounds, and the soft 5’o’clock sun turns the city gold….
Via Ferrata, Ruta Vertigo in Monterrey
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
What is Via Ferrata? For those who do not know what Via Ferrata is, it is a protected climbing route that includes several features like steel cables, ladders, suspended bridges, etc. All of these additions, make the entire route easier and more friendly even for new climbers. Via Ferrata can…
Michoacan, Mexico: is it safe to visit?
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Mexico Travel Advisory According to, “travelstate.gov.” certain areas of Mexico are given a range of levels to determine if its safe to travel for Americans. The list is from 1-4; 1 being the lower end( nothing to worry about) to 4(ye who enters here abandon all hope). We all see it in the news, anything bad…
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