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Stunning Mexican Caribbean Natural Island Beauty on Cozumel

Having explored beautiful paradise beaches, historical Mayan pyramids as well as small colourful villages in the Yucatan Peninsula, it was time to hop on the boat and head to Cozumel, a small Caribbean island just off the Yucatan Peninsula in southeastern Mexico. Cozumel offers deserted, windswept beautiful natural beaches, wild and vibrant natural parks, long stretches of coral reef, friendly people, and colourful safe streets in the town of San Miguel.

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Cozumel is also a popular Caribbean cruise ship destination that welcomes more than one million cruise passengers each year and up to eight ships per day. That sounds like a huge amount of tourists but I actually found the island relatively quiet. I also heard that the island was badly beaten in 2005 by Hurricane Wilma, but, with few exceptions, the island has been completely repaired. Continue reading


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When Things Don’t Go as Expected: Destination Unknown Mexico – Playa del Carmen

As you already know, I don’t do package holidays. But exception proves the rule. I was keeping extremely busy and wanted to go on a beach holiday as soon possible and with as little effort as possible because I simply did not have the time to shop around for flights and hotels. All I wanted from this holiday was sun, sleep and relaxation. Nothing much. So I decided to take a last-minute package deal including flights and accommodation. Destination Mexico.

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Normally this time of the year I would have travelled to Asia to seek the sun, but now I wanted something totally different. Mexico had been on my bucket list for a very very long time already and as I had never been to North America or South America before, I decided that it was about time head west instead of east!

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The only thing I knew about my package deal was that the flight destination was Cancun and that the tour operator would accommodate me somewhere in the Yucatan Peninsula. As I knew nothing in advance I decided to take this experience as an adventure without any specific plans or high expectations. Continue reading