Mexico Travel Guide

Despite what we think is a pretty grand web site name, we’re really a very small operation. To be perfectly honest, our main interest in travel in Mexico is largely that of the tourists that we are.

We started traveling regularly to Mexico in about 1985. With our passion for scuba diving, a trip to Cozumel was inevitable. And when we finally made it there, we simply fell in love with the people and the place. Within a year of our first visit, we bought a house there that we rent out when we aren’t able to use it ourselves. Our effort to provide information about Cozumel to family and friends who were staying at our house was the origin of this document.

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In the course of that endeavor, we realized that much of what we were finding on the Internet about Cozumel and other parts of Mexico we had visited seemed to be written by someone who really didn’t know all that much about what they were writing about. For example, it’s one thing to generate a list of 50 restaurants in Cozumel. It’s an entirely different proposition, and one that we felt was a lot more valuable, to actually give some recommendations from personal experience on what you might find when you first visit there.

While we have also visited the west coast of Mexico and Mexico City as tourist, our interest and knowledge is centered in the Yucatan and Quintana Roo. So mostly on the following pages, you’re going to find some pieces that we’ve written ourselves with some specific information on Cozumel and Xcalak. In addition, we’ve included information generated from our visits to other parts of Yucatan and Quintana Roo as well as links to some web sites that we think would be of interest to those thinking of traveling to Mexico.


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Interested in a vacation to the wonderful island of Cozumel?

How about diving tips on what reefs to see and who to go with from someone with over 700 dives there?

How about some recommendations on restaurants, nightlife, shopping and beaches and more from someone who has actually visited the places they’re writing about!?! Just click on the Cozumel link above for all this and more.