Belize – Caye Caulker Island

After visiting the incredible ruins of Tikal, our next stop was a slice of Caribbean living in Caye Caulker (pronounced β€œkey corker”), Belize. To avoid long queues at the border, we took the 5 am shuttle from Flores for 132 GTQ / R 240 / 17 USD pp. When we reached the border, we changed…

Guatemala – Flores and Tikal Ruins

Flores is a small town on an island, surrounded by Lake Peten Itza. Its situated north of Guatemala, close to the Belize border. The island is connected to the town of Santa Elena by a causeway which is about 200 m long. This small town with colourful buildings and red corrugated roofs is popular among…

Guatemala – Lake Atitlan

Guatemala has a good mix of travel options to satisfy adventurers like myself. Lake Atitlan is described by many travellers as the most beautiful lake in the world and I certainly understand why. The lake sits at 1500 meters above sea level and is surrounded by mountains and three volcanoes. On the 26th of November…

Mexico – Bacalar Lagoon

Nearly every local or backpacker we met travelling around Mexico advised us to go to Bacalar Lagoon in Quintana Roo. My friend Grecia, whom I met in Playa del Carmen, had recently visited Bacalar for her birthday and from what she shared, I was excited to see what all the hype was about. On the…