Entries by David

Isla Contoy

To get away from it all, spend the day on Isla Contoy, an uninhabited island that is a nature preserve. The island is approximately 42km/ 26 miles from Cancun and can easily be visited on a day trip. Isla Contoy is filled with various species of birds, some live on the island year-round, while others are migratory. Sea turtles lay eggs on Isla Contoy each summer. Tours are […]

Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres, the Island of Women, where time passes slowly. Located just eight miles across the Bahia de Mujeres (Bay of Women) from Cancun, Isla Mujeres is only 5 miles long and half a mile wide at its widest point. Isla Mujeres offers many activities to fill your days. Scuba diving, snorkeling and fishing, swim with the dolphins […]

Isla Holbox

Located to the northwest of Cancun, Mexico, Holbox Island is just 42 km/26 miles long. Holbox is separated from the mainland coast of Mexico by a shallow lagoon which gives sanctuary to thousands of flamingos, pelicans and other exotic birds and creatures. Most of the people of Holbox Island make their living fishing. It is common to […]


Xel-Ha boasts the “largest, most beautiful natural aquarium in the world”. You can swim in grottos & cenotes (natural sinkholes) and see local sea life, explore Mayan ruins, jump off the Stone of Courage, cross the floating bridge, ride bikes or fly kites. There are plenty of other activities and exhibits to keep you occupied for the […]

Sian Ka’an

UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve encompasses more than a million acres and numerous habitats. The variety of flora and fauna here is astounding, and the site is known to include 23 archaeological sites, some of which date back 2300 years. The Centro Ecologico handles all the activities within the reserve. To get a good feel for the area, […]

Tulum ruins

Another popular Mayan ruin site. This is a smaller site and can be seen in about an hour but it’s worth the trip simply for the breathtaking views. The Mayans knew good real estate when they saw it and the main pyramid of Tulum sits on a cliff above an amazing beach. Once a major port for the […]

Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza is by far the largest and most impressive site of Mayan archaeological ruins site in the region. It was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007. If you only have time to take one sightseeing excursion while on vacation, visit Chichen Itza. You’ll not only learn a bit about […]

Pyramids in Coba

Ruins from ancient Mayan cities that once thrived on the Yucatan Peninsula can be found throughout Cancun and the Riviera Maya. Of those archaeological sites, Coba, is one of the region’s largest and most notable. Located approximately 1.5 hour from Tulum, you’ll find Coba tucked away in the jungle. The site has not yet been fully excavated so even though […]

Surfing with the waves

If you like jumping into the waves and surfing with your own body, go to Xcacel beach when is windy. You can play there for hours! If you want to try something more serious, take a surfing lesson with our kitesurfing friends!