The Complete Guide to Snorkeling With Whale Sharks in Holbox

Snorkeling with whale sharks on Holbox is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you will never forget. Here is a complete guide on how you can find the best tour company, prices, what to expect, and everything you need to know about whale shark snorkeling tours in Holbox, Mexico.

Holbox is a small island located around a two-hour trip to the northwest of Cancun in Mexico. On the island, you can get around by bike or golf cart since only very few cars are permitted and most traffic is electric. The selection of things to do in Holbox is fantastic including seeing flamingos, experiencing bioluminescent plankton, and of course snorkeling with whale sharks.

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How to Get the Most Out of Dia de los Muertos in Mexico

For many, attending Dia de los Muertos in Mexico (Day of the Dead) is a bucket list experience. Though it’s called “Day” of the Dead, it’s actually a two-day holiday; though some cities and towns begin setting up about a week in advance of the actual November 1 and 2 holiday.

While Day of the Dead is known the world over as the quintessential Mexican holiday, not every town has an elaborate celebration. In fact, in many places in Mexico, you’d not even know the holiday was taking place.

If you want to attend Dia de los Muertos in Mexico to see the beautiful cemeteries covered in marigold flowers, altars in dedication to the deceased, and more — you need to know where to go. Below you’ll find information on the best places to celebrate Day of the Dead in Mexico, and some history on the holiday itself.

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A Guide to Travel in Mexico City – What to See, Do, Eat

The following is a guest post from Claire's Footsteps.

I consider Mexico City to be one of the most underrated places that I have ever visited. The capital is one of the largest cities in the world, with a fascinating history spanning from ancient empires, through the Spanish invasion, to the present-day melting pot that is the heart of all things Mexican.

Yet, many travellers don’t travel in Mexico City due to fears of its safety. While I’m not going to pretend that the city and country are crime-free, most tourists to both have a hassle-free stay, and it is very easy to avoid being a victim of crime here.

I personally lived in Mexico City as a teenager and have re-visited a few times as an adult, and have loved the place a little more every time. So, if you are thinking about visiting Mexico City for the first time, here are my recommendations of things to see and do, as well as where and what to eat. Enjoy!

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7 Things Only Available at All Inclusive Resorts in Cancun

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A few months ago we published a post entitled 7 Things to Do in the Yucatan Region of Mexico Not at an All-Inclusive.  This post was to try and clear up the misconception that the Yucatan is all party resorts where people go to eat, drink, and swim in a nice pool.

Although I'm thoroughly convinced that there are tons of amazing things to do in the Yucatan that does not require being at a Cancun all inclusive (we spent three weeks there without running out of things to do outside of the resorts), our time also enjoying all-inclusives during our visit opened our eyes up to a completely different world.

What can you do in the Yucatan while staying at an all-inclusive? The following were seven of our favorites that may help you when planning where to stay in Cancun!

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