Lisa and I quit our jobs at the end of 2018 to embark on an extended travel adventure to Mexico and Central America. What followed was an incredible series of highlights - volcanoes, coral reefs, jungles, mountains, food, people, beaches - a simply spectacular period of our lives. Here is our 2019 story...
Our volcano experiences throughout the year turned out to be the absolute highlight of our trip. We were up-close-and-personal when a volcano erupted not 2km from where we were standing. A few weeks later we got up at 1am, donned head torches and scaled a volcano in the dark so we could see the bright red glowing lava. Later still we climbed another volcano in the day time and were rewarded with spectacular views of the crater lake at its peak.
All you need to know about visiting Na Bolom, one of San Cristobal de las Casas' must see destinations.
Mexico is an amazing country to visit. The people are friendly and welcoming. The food is unbelievably good. There are thriving modern cities and beautiful smaller colonial towns. The ever-changing landscape includes pristine beaches, ancient Mayan sites set in steaming jungles, mountains and valleys, waterfalls and lakes, deserts and forests. Despite having more than 20 million tourist visits each year, many of these are centred around a few key areas. If you want to open your horizons and explore some of the lesser-known gems Mexico has to offer, here are our recommendations.