Hello! Thanks for stopping by. Until the new page about Bacalar is created, here we will share some of the other wonderful destinations in the state of Quintana Roo Mexico where one can enjoy nature, soak up some of the warm Mexican sun, eat good tasting food and relax.

The first destination is the island known as Cozumel. Cozumel has long been a vacation destination for back in Maya times, all Maya women made the crossing over from the main land, departing near what is today Playa del Carmen, canoeing over to pay homage to the goddess of Fertility, goddess Ixchel who's vestige are found on the island at the ruins known as San Gervasio.

Mayan Arch found at the Ruins of San Gervasio

The crystal clear waters of Cozumel make it a water sports paradise. Fishing, diving, snorkeling, surfing are all part of the variety of sports offered on this ideal island. Each fall Cozumel converts to a sports island hosting variety of international sporting events including the Ocean man swimming event, the half and full Iron man triathlon events and the Gran Fondo bicycle event as well as other events.

The Mayan Ruins of San Gervasio are the important vestiges of the past civilization found here on Cozumel and are open to visitors daily. Cozumel also hosts a very interesting museum about the island, reef formation and Maya way of life as well as a spectacular planetarium housing a telescope not found anywhere else in Latin America!

One of the reefs that are found in the waters off of the west side of Cozumel

Home to the major portion of the Meso American Reef, the second largest barrier reef in the world, one can enjoy snorkeling, try scuba diving or get certified in this wonderful sport. Afraid and can't get wet? Well there are glass bottom boat trips as well as a submarine available to show you the beauty that exists under the sea.

The east coast of Cozumel is the undeveloped wild site where there are stretches of white sandy beaches, surf and sun. Here is where surfing is practiced.

the isolated east Caribbean Coast of Cozumel.

All types of lodgings options for all types of budgets are found on Cozumel. Beachfront home and condo rentals, luxury five star resorts and for those looking to enjoy the island but have a limit on lodging funds, we offer you the Amigos Hostel Cozumel .

To get to Cozumel the options include direct flights as there is an international airport or via ferry from the coastal town of Playa del Carmen. Ferries run every hour on the hour from 7 am to 10 pm; ride is 40 mins.

Outside wall of the Amigos Hostel Cozumel

Tucked away on a quiet residential street just 5 blocks from the ocean a tropical paradise awaits you. Dorm rooms and one private room , on site multilevel pool, lots of open green spaces, communal kitchen await you. Come enjoy Cozumel!

Pool at Amigos Hostel Cozumel

Amigos Hostel Cozumel

Cozumel a scuba diver's paradise.. Come learn or revisit and fall in love with the beautiful reefs.

Here a new diver holding hands with very experienced master dive instructor Victor G Brito.

One of the spectacular sunsets from Cozumel.

Don't you want to be on that sailboat enjoying yourself?

Email cozumelhostel@gmail.com with any questions you might have about Cozumel! Happy to answer those.

The second destination we'd like to share with you is a small sandbar island located west of Cancun in the water body where the green Gulf meets the blue Caribbean, an island called Isla Holbox. This is a true fisherman's paradise. Small town, lots of sunshine, sand streets, golf carts or bicycle transportation and lots of fresh seafood to enjoy.

Willy with his catch!

A new day dawns over Isla Holbox

Annually from early June to late August the waters surrounding this tropical paradise host the world's largest fish, the spotted whale shark.

trips to go snorkel with this great creatures are available at Holbox Whale Shark Tours

Snorkeling with the great fish!

Isla Holbox place to get away from it all..

Sandy beaches of Isla Holbox are calling your name...

Isla Holbox is remote but there are ways to get there via land once you arrive into Cancun airport. Email holboxwhalesharktours@gmail.com for more info on Isla Holbox.