Category Archives: Yucatan

A Palapa in Bacalar

Have you ever heard of Laguna Bacalar? Not many people have. As you drive south along the lone highway in the Mayan Riviera, you’ll come across this small community situated on a beautiful lagoon. It is the second largest fresh water lake in Mexico but gets very few crowds. The locals also call it the lagoon […]

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Akumal Night Blues

I have posted many photos of the crystal blue waters in Akumal taken during the day. Here is a shot at night. I was hanging out with a friend and had been taking photos most of the afternoon. My buddy finally convinced me to stop shooting and join him for a beer and dinner at […]

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Blue Waters of Akumal

I have posted a few Akumal photos before. Well here is another one for you to enjoy. Next time you need to reach me, I’ll probably be lounging out on one of those boats, enjoying a cold cerveza and prepping my dinner that I caught early that morning. I especially love eating “pescado a la plancha” […]

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Playa Akumal

What is it about a clear blue bondi beach that mesmerizes me? I think it all started in my childhood when my Dad would takes us to the beach at Lake Michigan during the muggy Chicago summers. And then as an adult, I have enjoyed the various beaches throughout Southern California. In my various travels, […]

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Step into Paradise

Imagine stepping out of your back yard and this is your view? I would just throw up a hammock between these two palm trees, pop open a bottle of vino, and call it a day. Up and down the Mayan Riviera you can find numerous little towns with views just like this one. This happens […]

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Playacar Sunset

Over the last five years, I have lived on and off in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. It’s one of my favorite places on earth and this has been my neighborhood the whole time. This quiet little beach is very tranquil and away from the crowds. Whenever I’m far away, I get pretty nostalgic and can’t […]

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El Castillo de Tulum

The most impressive of the ruins in Tulum has to be El Castillo (The Castle). This is where the Mayan king would hold court over the most important civil and religious ceremonies. It sits atop a cliff facing out to the Caribbean and looks very imposing from land and from sea. At one time this […]

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Worshiping the Sun God

Turns out it’s not just the Mayans who worshipped the sun, so did the iguanas. They still do…but I don’t. On this day, I was avoiding it as much as possible. I was walking around the Mayan ruins in Tulum taking photos before the crowds showed up but it was brutally hot and humid. Even […]

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Playa Paraiso in Tulum

There is only one road within the jungles of Tulum, Mexico and it runs right along the beach. All you will find on this road are some boutique cabañas and small Mom and Pop restaurants serving up scrumptious fish tacos. No hi-rises or splashy hotels. You can pull over pretty much anywhere and enjoy miles […]

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