Santa Fe Beach In Tulum, Mexico

Santa Fe Beach by the Tulum ruins in Mayan Riviera, Mexico

In case you weren’t already aware, Tulum is HOT. The site of the Tulum ruins seems to be even hotter, somehow. After a morning of exploring this ancient Mayan city (which we totally recommend doing on your own, sans tour operator!) you’ll no doubt be hankering for somewhere to cool down and grab a refreshment.

If you’ve foregone the guided tour option and are exploring the area on your own time schedule, marvelous. Now you have time to check out the Santa Fe Beach. Just a short walk from the ruins.  Continue reading

Categories: Mexico, Quintana Roo, Tulum
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
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
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
Why An All Inclusive Resort May Be Just What Your Vacation Needs

Why an all inclusive resort may be just what your vacation needs | Perogy and Panda

All-inclusive resort vacations get kind of a bad rap in the travel blogging world, but there isn’t any shame in wanting a luxurious and relaxing getaway in a tropical destination without spending a fortune.

There’s so much to love about all-inclusive resorts, in fact, that you may just want to consider booking your next vacation at one.  Continue reading

Categories: Akumal, Baja California Sur, Jalisco, Los Cabos, Mazatlan, Mexico, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Vallarta, Quintana Roo, Rincon de Guayabitos, Sinaloa, Tulum