ONE MONTH IN MEXICO

We have spent July 2021 in Mexico. Starting from Riviera Maya, driving through the country – Quintana Roo, Yucatán, Campeche, Veracruz – till Ciudad del México and coming back via Puebla, Oaxaca & Chiapas. Unforgettable experience! This travel series narrates all our Mexican Travel Stories, experiences, happy and funny moments, as well as the things that we found a bit disappointing…¡Órale!

As you might know our mission is to share something relevant, something authentic, something real, something cool, something interesting, something personal & something different, via our travel stories & images. We are focusing on ideas from local sources, giving tips that are usually unknown for travelers and foreigners, guides to secret places which only the guy from the given neighborhood could know about, to the hidden picturesque view, with recommending everything besides the obvious: the local real feel, the adventure of discovering the unknown, the authenticity, culinary guide to the meals that locals are really cooking and eating at home, and much more. Hope you will read our Mexican Travel Stories, feel inspired and enjoy the journey, as much as we do!

Mexican Food Guide

Mexico overall is famous to be a street food heaven, great quality and variety for extremely cheap price. Also good to know, that it’s very easy to eat there meat-free, so for vegetarians as well you can find many options, with tasty avocado, corn, frijoles (beans) and spicy salsas. Not to mention the seafood variants of these dishes. Let’s review now the basics of Mexican Gastronomy in this super detailed and yummy food guide. 1 About the street food2 Dishes to definitely try of Mexican food2.1 Tacos2.2 Quesadillas2.3 Gorditas2.4 Chilaquiles2.5 Ceviche2.6 …

Holbox – An island that you cannot miss!

We have been also hesitating for a while which island to visit among the most recommended three – Isla Mujeres, Cozumel or Isla Holbox. The purpose of this article is to convince you about Holbox. Are you ready? Here you can find all the reasons why to visit Holbox! 1 How to get to Holbox1.1 By ferry from Chiquilá1.2 By plane from Cancún2 Why to visit Holbox3 Where to stay on Holbox4 Where to eat on Holbox4.1 La Barracuda Restaurant4.2 Las Fridas Restaurant5 Best beaches of Holbox5.1 Punta Cocos5.2 Playa Holbox6 …

The 13 most beautiful beaches of Mexico

Dreaming about holidays, sandy beaches but you cannot decide which part of Mexico would be the perfect destination? Whether to enjoy the Caribbean coast, Gulf of Mexico or the Pacific? Here are we to help, we have compiled a list of the 13 most beautiful beaches of Mexico based on our taste & experiences! 1 Playa Azul, Cancún – Quintana Roo2 Punta Cocos, Isla Holbox – Quintana Roo3 Laguna de Kaan Luum, Tulum – Quintana Roo4 Playa Akumal – Quintana Roo5 Playa de Celestún – Yucatán6 Playa Norte – Ciudad del …

Top 7 Archeological Sites to visit in Mexico

One of our goals during our one-month-long road trip in Mexico was to look for as many archeological sites as we could on the way. Here comes our favourites, the top 7 archeological sites to visit in Mexico! 1 Tulum – Quintana Roo2 Cobá – Quintana Roo3 Chichén-Itzá – Yucatán4 Edzná – Campeche5 Teotihuacan – State of Mexico6 Monte Albán – Oaxaca7 Palenque – Chiapas Tulum – Quintana Roo Tulum is one of the most important archaeological zones in the state of Quintana Roo, since it is the only site that faces …

chiapas travel guide

Chiapas Travel Guide – The 10 best activities around

Chiapas is about as far south as you can get in Mexico. It borders Guatemala on the southeast, the Pacific on the southwest, and the states of Oaxaca, Veracruz, and Tabasco from west to northeast. If you are planning to visit this culturally super interesting state, let us give you a hand: here comes your ultimate Chiapas Travel Guide! 1 A bit of history2 How to get around in Chiapas2.1 Roadblocks in Chiapas2.2 Illegal immigration3 What to see in Chiapas3.1 Santa Brigida3.2 Playa Del Sol3.3 Chiapa De Corzo3.3.1 Where to eat in Chiapa …

Mexico City bucket list

The perfect Mexico round trip itinerary

We have spent a month in Mexico. The plan was to explore the South of the country, from Cancún to Mexico City. We discovered many places, we found plenty of hidden gems and we also realised some mistakes in our plans. Based on our experience, here you can find the perfect round trip itinerary around Mexico. 1 Tulum – 2 nights2 Valladolid – 1 night3 Mérida – 1 night4 Tlacotalpan – 1 night5 Ciudad del Carmen – 2 nights6 Orizaba – 1 night7 Ciudad de Mexico – 2 nights8 Puebla – …

Best of Oaxaca, the most diverse state of Mexico

In Oaxaca we wanted to stay for a bit longer, and not just rushing through the state. Hence we decided to make the crossing trip within 5 days. If you check the map, you will realise, this is still insane, not to mention the driving conditions, that also made our road trip longer than expected. Oaxaca is bordered by the states of Guerrero to the west, Puebla to the northwest, Veracruz to the north, and Chiapas to the east. To the south, Oaxaca has a significant coastline on the Pacific Ocean. Our goal was definitely to reach the Ocean …

Our guide to Puebla City

Puebla also known in Spanish as Puebla de Zaragoza, formally Heroica Puebla de Zaragoza and in colonial times as Puebla de Los Ángeles is the capital and largest city of the state of Puebla. We have arrived here after spending 3 days in Ciudad de Mexico with listening Mariachis on Plaza Garibaldi. Read here our Mexico City Bucket List! We were a bit tired, we have seen a lot and couldn’t wait to relax and wander around the city of Puebla. Here’s our guide to Puebla City with the best things and activities. 1 How to …

Our 2 favourite towns to visit in Veracruz state

From Campeche we decided to go directly to Veracruz state, via Tabasco. We didn’t plan to spend a long time in Veracruz as we were determined to arrive to Mexico City – read our Mexico City Bucket List here – but the distances are crazy big in Mexico, so it was definitely a wise idea to spend two nights in Veracruz. This is how we discovered our 2 favourite towns, and spent 1-1 nights in Tlacotalpan & Orizaba. If you are looking for the best experiences in Mexico and also interested …

Our favourite state of Mexico: Campeche & its top 10

Campeche – officially the Free and Sovereign State of Campeche – is one of the 32 states of Mexico. Located in southeast Mexico, it is bordered by the states of Tabasco to the southwest, Yucatán to the northeast, and Quintana Roo to the east; to the southeast by the Orange Walk district of Belize, and by the Petén department of Guatemala to the south. We have arrived here from Yucatán, and were very surprised how much wonders Campeche could offer. Let’s review now together the 10 best things to do in Campeche state! 1 Ciudad del Carmen – The pearl of the Gulf2 Playa Norte – The sandy …

5 things that we loved in Yucatán state – Mexico

Our road trip continued and after Quintana Roo we headed to Yucatán state. Here comes our top 5 list of the best places to visit in Yucatán. 1 (Ek Balam – NO) & Cenote Xcanche2 Valladolid city 3 Chichén-Itzá4 Mérida city5 The beach of Celestún6 (+1) Marquesitas (Ek Balam – NO) & Cenote Xcanche We have been planning to visit Ek Balam, the famous archeological site first and then to go to Cenote Xcanche, since they are located next to each other, and at some sources this Cenote is mentioned as …

we don't like Riviera Maya

Why we don’t like Riviera Maya

We don’t like Riviera Maya because it is spoiled and overrated. Keep reading this article and find out what the reasons are why we say that. Even though our favourite destinations are not the most obvious, we had some expectations about Riviera Maya. We wanted to see that paradise beach we have seen many times on Instagram pictures. We planed our trip to Mexico, starting our route there and finishing in Cancún where we could enjoy some final relaxing days laying on the beach. Well, we did, but if you plan to …

perfect round trip itinerary in Mexico

10 reasons why we love Riviera Maya – Quintana Roo, Mexico

You can love or hate Quintana Roo, but for sure it’s hard to be neutral with it. You can face the Sargassum problem, you can get enough of tourists, fake luxury resorts, the insane humidity, the never-ending jungle all around, or the mosquitos, but undoubtedly there are also many reasons to admire this territory of Mexico. Here comes our top 10 reasons why we love Riviera Maya. 1 Playa Azul, Cancún 2 Punta Cocos, Isla Holbox3 La Barracuda Restaurant, Isla Holbox4 Cenotes all around5 Gastronomy in & around Tulum6 Laguna de …

Driving in Mexico – survival tips for the Mexican roads

Driving in Mexico is a challenge. It may be exhausting, annoying, dangerous and never easy. Even though, it can be one of the best travel expiriencies in your life too. It is a complete adventure by itself but you will need some information upfront. On this post you will get the most interesting facts you will need to face while driving in Mexico. Check here our best experiencies in Mexico. 1 Road maintenance in Mexico2 “Cuota” or “libre” roads?3 Toll stations4 Topes5 Signs6 Overcome driving in Mexico7 Speed limits8 Police controls …

Mexico City bucket list – 20 best things to do

Mexico City is huge, great, messy and exhausting. It can be many things but for sure is not how you have imagined before you go. Probably, because of its dimensions and your lack of time, even for the large number of odds and possible choices of things to do… you will need proper information once you are in the capital of Mexico. Here you are a list of must-do in Ciudad de México, our Mexico City bucket list.  Click here for our best experiencies in Mexico 2021! 1 Zócalo – Feel …

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Best experiences in Mexico in 2021

2 days from now we will be sitting on our plane to Mexico. And since we are planning to stay in Mexico for a longer period of time, we have decided to collect some tips for beginners split by the most common and popular destinations and share the best experiences in Mexico in the year 2021. If you are interested in more about the topic, also do review our list of the 10 useful things to know before traveling to Mexico. 1 Cancún1.1 When to travel to Cancún1.2 Best experiences in Cancún2 Tulum2.1 …

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10 useful things to know before travelling to Mexico

Since we are planning to travel to Mexico this July for a longer period of time, we have decided to collect some tips for beginners and share with you 10 useful things to know before travelling to Mexico. 1 Territory1.1 How big is Mexico?2 Rent a car, take a bus or maybe fly?2.1 Rent a car2.2 Take a bus2.3 To fly3 Food3.1 About the street food3.2 Dishes to definitely try in Mexico4 Tequila or Mezcal?4.1 Tequila4.2 Mezcal5 Tap water6 Safety7 Always carry Mexican Peso with you!8 Plug / Electricity9 Languages10 Historical …

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