Funny quiz: Test your knowledge about our creepy crawlers!

Costa Rica was the first country to realize the value of its biodiversity for the planet, and its economy has been converted into a green economy, promoting eco-tourism. As such, the butterfly garden of Monteverde aims at educating the public about the fascinating world of insects before admiring butterflies in four different gardens representing different climates.

Try to take this short quiz and discover some fascinating fact about creepy crawlers! Keep reading

Beyond the postcard of Central America, another reality

Central America is a big playground for travelers: stunning and varied landscapes, rich ancient history, beautiful ruins, good food, kind people, and often more affordable than western countries. The other side of the coin is the recent history of most countries, between political instabilities, civil wars, military coups, revolutions, corruption, drug trafficking, gangs, and refugees. Keep reading

Pic of the day: A local among the ruins of Uxmal, Mexico

Strolling through the ruins of Uxmal, Mexico we come across one of its inhabitants: a white-nosed coati, or “pizote” as the locals call him.

This friendly animal is  Keep reading

The off-the-beaten path spectacular Maya ruins of Uxmal, Mexico

Leaving the flat plains, the mid-day Mérida to Campeche bus takes a winding road as it reaches the Puuc (“hill”) region of Yucatán. As it struggles to go up, we are enjoying a view on the never-ending forests. Looking more towards the hills, a high stone structure appears Keep reading

Pic of the day: the façades of Mérida, Mexico

If Mérida is famous for its colourful painted façades, Keep reading

The mysterious wonders of Chichén Itza, Mexico

The early morning sunlight warms up my skin. Birds are singing as loud as they can while hiding themselves in the exotic tree tops. The earth smells humid from the night before as we walk towards a big clearing. It strikes me: Keep reading

Pic of the day: Mérida, Mexico

When after visiting Chichén Itza, we walk through Mérida having a completely different feeling. Keep reading

The stunning Maya ruins of Tulum on the Caribbean Sea, Mexico

It is slightly past 8am and the sun has been up for less than one hour. The Caribbean Sea cools me down a bit as it is quite hot already and I feel the strong sun rays on my face. I stop swimming to Keep reading

Discovering the Maya underwater world in Mexico

The beam of my torch lights up stalactites and stalagmites. The water is so clear that it is hard to believe. A few grey fishes evolve in the darkness. Only my breathing breaks this underwater silence while Keep traveling!