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My itinerary for the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico

Where to Stay

To have the true Mayan experience I suggest you stay at Casa KAN BALAM, a bed and breakfast in Playa del Carmen. Make the reservations on Airbnb. The owner has converted her house into like a boutique hotel with first class service. As soon as you walk in the door you feel like you’re in a Mayan Jungle. Also, the breakfasts are home cooked, healthy and delicious.

First Day

Visit Coba, a Mayan archaeological site, that has the tallest pyramid in the Yucatan Peninsula which looks like a large mound of stones. The site is quite large in which you could see a wide range of tropical plants and animals.

After walking through the jungle I recommend you eat at LOL-HA, it’s on the street just before entering Coba. I would order the “pollo pibil,” a typical dish form the area.

Second Day

We couldn’t get enough of the natural surroundings so we went to the town of Muyil, not too far from Tulum, to Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve was established on January 20, 1986, and in December 1987, Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve was declared a World Heritage Property by UNESCO, thanks to its unique biodiversity and fascinating Mayan history.

Near the end of the jungle a guide is waiting to give you a tour in a boat into the lagoons of Boca Paila and Campechen, via a labyrinth of natural mangrove canals and lagoons. Also, you’ll be able to float in the sweet water canals–the most relaxing thing ever.

Third Day

We ventured further south, almost to the border of Belize, to the town of Bacalar to see the Bacalar Laguna. We had a guide take us out on a boat to visit all the sink holes(cenotes) and plants. It’s a true paradise because the lake has seven different shades of blue. And not too far from Bacalar, is the centote azul. Features one of the most impressive and deep “holy holes” in the whole Yucatan Peninsula. Estimated deepness of the cenote is about 200 meters (600 feet).

I hope you one day get the chance to visit this true paradise!


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Throughout the years I've seen how travel has become my true support system. When I've gone through a tough time in life traveling has always helped me put things into perspective. One quote sums it up pretty well what travel means to me."Travel is useful. It exercises the imagination. All the rest is disappointment and fatigue," French novelist Celine. Many times I'm invited by tourism offices to visit small towns. I write and produce videos, both in English and Spanish, about the town and how the new travel experience has affected me. Follow my blog to learn more about the concept of therapeutic traveling. Also, let me know if your town or city would like a visit. My videos: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLL-Ztb5buCBGjgHjuzJd_vrzEwT4MvmBMMy community: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/111633755737344743269My blog: www.adrianagallegos.com



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