The Coolest Little Tree House Bar On The Beach In Akumal

The Coolest Little Tree House Bar On The Beach In Akumal, Mexico- La Buena Vida

Looking for an off the beaten path joint to kick back and enjoy an exceptional Caribbean view in Akumal? La Buena Vida, a super cool Mexican tree house bar, fits the bill to a T.

It’s located in a residential/vacation home area, close to Akumal Bay and Halfmoon Bay. Truly a great place to chill out after a morning of swimming with turtles. Or, y’know, swimming without them…  Continue reading

Categories: Akumal, Mexico, Quintana Roo
A First-Timer’s Guide to Los Cabos

A First-Timer's Guide to Los Cabos, Mexico (Cabo San Lucas & San Jose Del Cabo)

Los Cabos is a Beaut

Los Cabos is located at the tip of the Baja California peninsula in North-Western Mexico.  The name “Los Cabos” refers to San Jose Del Cabo (resort area with silvery sand beaches) and Cabo San Lucas (metropolis of high-end shopping, and nightlife). And everything in between.

This is a beloved destination for California folk.  If you too are guilty of watching Laguna Beach and The Hills back in the day, you’ve undoubtedly seen many a vacation take place in Cabo. Continue reading

Categories: Baja California Sur, Destination Guide, Los Cabos, Mexico
How to See the Tulum Ruins Without Spending a Fortune

How To See The Tulum Ruins Without Spending A Fortune | Perogy and Panda

Seeing the coastal Mayan ruins in Tulum is at the top of many people’s must-do lists when visiting the Caribbean side of Mexico. In particular, the Quintana Roo state.  Because of this well-known fact, tours are offered and advertised seemingly everywhere.  But at an inflated price.

To book the half-day tour through our hotel in Akumal (some 30 minutes from Tulum), we would have had to fork out over $65 CAD.  EACH.  Continue reading

Categories: Mexico, Quintana Roo, Tulum
Nothing Short of Amazing | Riu Emerald Bay | Mazatlan

Nothing Short of Amazing: Riu Emerald Bay in Mazatlan Mexico

I’m a big fan of the Riu resort chain.  There’s a level of quality and luxury I’ve come to expect with them, and I haven’t been disappointed yet.  Certainly not during my stay at Riu Emerald Bay in Mazatlan.  Continue reading

Categories: Mazatlan, Mexico, Sinaloa
Swimming With(out) Turtles in Akumal Bay

Swimming With / Without Turtles in Akumal Bay, Mexico

Akumal Bay is a beach in Mexico famous for the opportunity to swim with wild endangered turtles.  In all the cities and towns nearby (Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, etc.), you’ll notice tour operators advertising these snorkeling excursions. 

Always on the lookout for a way to save some money and still get the most out of my vacation, I figured I would attempt a DIY turtle swimming excursion.  Continue reading

Categories: Akumal, Mexico, Quintana Roo