It’s hard to follow the fast paced growth of population on the peninsula. Only 60 years ago the Yucatan changed from wilderness into tourism hotspot. From the 1960s the demand of the area increased so extensively, that it outgrew its infrastructure, whose development dragged behind. The area is still virgin, but anything else than untouched.Read More
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One of the magical features of Mexico’s southeastern tip are the many water filled sinkholes. Over 7000 of the so called cenotes perforate the brittle limestone. Since millions of years the underground system carried the most clear water of the world in its thousands of interconnected caves. And then, humans appeared.Read More
Many travelers are blinded by the beauty of the Riviera Maya. And rightly so, this place is incredible: even for me as a local it is still hard to believe that here white beaches, ancient Mayan ruins, turquoise water, lush green jungle, mangroves, lagoons and crystal clear cenotes come together in an area only one-third the size of Germany.Read More
I’m in love with Tulum. But I’m not walking around just wearing pink glasses. Honestly, not everything is paradise here. The small fishing village of Tulum turned too quickly into a dream destination. 50 years ago only a few adventurous travelers visited the yet untamed Mayan jungle settlement. Now Tulum deals with over 2 million visitors each year. Plus the according issues.Read More