La Parrilla, Restaurant – Spotlight Cancun, Mexico

La Parrilla has been dishing out the best local cuisine in Cancun since 1975 and has aged like fine wine, now with 3 restaurants in town!  I have been coming to the downtown location for years and it’s amazing every time.  La Parrilla is a Cancun Facet that has great local atmosphere and authentic, homemade…

Cenotes, Yucatan Peninsula

Soft limestone in the Yucatan gets eroded over time forming gigantic cenotes dotting the Yucatan peninsula edge where the impact crater that wiped out the dinosaurs hit the earth so many millions of years ago.  The mayans believe that the caves and cenotes were literally gateways into the underworld.  When drought came they sacrificed many…

Chitzen Itza – Mexico

The temple of Kukulcan, the central temple structure, built around 670, took 200 years to design and over 13 or so to build.  Chitzen Itza, or the sorcerers of water, was central to Mayan culture which began around AD 600 thriving from a long period of heavy rain that enabled a population boom.  It is…

The Surfin Burrito, Cancun

The Surfin Burrito is the best quick option for the northern tip of the peninsula if you want fast, easy and delicious.  They are consistent and have an easy, build your own burrito or taco, menu to please all taste buds.  This time we got the surf n turf burrito with the works, a steak…

Street Tacos – Cancun, Mexico

Locals can be spotted eating at pop up taco stands between Cancun International Airport and the mainland city of Cancun Proper.  Some of the best tacos and tortas are found here. and in stalls at Mercado 23 in the center of Cancun.  Easily spotted on the drive, many vendors are set up mornings to evenings and you can…

Cancun, Mexico

Located on the north-eastern shore of the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico, the white, powdery sand beaches and spicy fiesta culture is unparalleled in Cancun. All the fun beach activities to partake in including fishing, golfing, boating, jet skis, paragliding, scuba diving, snorkeling, and beach-combing.  Go into the city center and visit Mercado 28. Grab some…

Sea Turtles Nesting in Cancun!

Starting in May each year the loggerhead turtles begin crawling up the shores of Cancun to lay their eggs in the dunes. 40 to 60 days later tiny baby turtles being breaking out of their soft skins and crawling out of the sand toward the rough ocean waters for the first time.  They have to…