Tag: Central America

Getting from Tulum to Caye Caulker; the cheap/stupid option!

Getting from Tulum to Caye Caulker; the cheap/stupid option!

There are many blog posts about how to get from Tulum to Caye Caulker with the various options and routes to take. Most go on to explain the option that takes the ferry from Chetumal to Caye Caulker. At $55 (plus the ADO bus and…

5 day trips from Havana

5 day trips from Havana

Havana has so much to offer but even the most hardened tourist might need to take a day off from the busy city. Luckily there are some great places nearby that you can get to experience the ‘real Cuba’ away from the rest of the…

Five places to stay in the Yucatan that aren’t Cancun – Plus tips and travel hacks for backpackers.

Five places to stay in the Yucatan that aren’t Cancun – Plus tips and travel hacks for backpackers.

While Cancun is famous for its all inclusive resorts I’d heard from many travellers it’s not the best place to be a backpacker. So where else can you stay on the peninsula? Here’s a run down of some of the most popular as well as…

Holbox – The island paradise away from the crowds of Cancun

Holbox – The island paradise away from the crowds of Cancun

If you want to get off the beaten path in Mexico’s Caribbean coast, Holbox is the answer. Get back to nature and away from the crowds. Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Cozumel can feel a little tourist heavy. But make the extra effort to get…

A Budget Backpackers Guide To Havana, Cuba

A Budget Backpackers Guide To Havana, Cuba

Havana is one of the most unique cities on the planet. It’s grand buildings reminiscent of Spanish colonialism in South America, echoes of Stalinist architecture from Russia, vibrant tastes of the Caribbean and a complex economical situation that is totally it’s own. It’s storied history…

How to beat the crowds at Chitchen Itza

How to beat the crowds at Chitchen Itza

Chitchen Itza is one of Mexico’s most famous tourist attractions. As one of the modern seven wonders of the world it’s no shock to hear it can get a little busy at times. What’s the best way to get great photos, beat the crowds and…

The Top 5 Things To Do In Costa Rica

The Top 5 Things To Do In Costa Rica

Costa Rica, home of environmentally friendly Ticos and adrenaline fuelled adventure, really is the perfect country for the Eco conscious traveller. Whether it’s exploring the lush cloud forests in Monte Verde or the secluded beaches of Tortuguero national park, nature and wildlife are at the…