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Exploring Mexico

A trip through Mexico to explore culture, food and nature. I traveled from Cancun up to Oaxaca (pronounced Wa-ha-ca) in 4 months. I went from beaches to mountains and from cities to little towns.

by natasjaAtlasGuru Contributor

North AmericaMexico29 days / January - February - March - December 2022

Highs & Lows

In Mexico the wheater is all year around good. I felt very safe as a female solo traveler. Most people speak English.

Difficult to find local veggie food. Not so authentic anymore because of tourism. Long busrides.

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    I would'nt do Valladoid and Quintana Roo again.

  • Packing tips?

    Only the necesarry clothes for warm weather.

  • Transportation Tips?

    Long distance with ADO. For shorter trips you can take a colectivo, much cheaper but also less comfort.


  • Lipi house a hostel in the center of San Cristobal De Las Casas. It is a fun hostel that feels like a home away from home. It is a big house with lots of indoor and outdoor common spaces. In the house you have a big kitchen with a living room, this is the heart of the hostel where you always can meet with people. There is a movie room, pingpong table and reading place. Outdoor you have a gardin and 3 terraces with a view over the city and the mountains.

  • Hostel Guarumbo. It is a small hostel located 10min walking from the lake. There are 2 bunk beds in each room. It has a small garden and a rooftop with hammocks and a nice sunset view. They offer a good breakfast (not included in the price) and very tasty cakes and desserts.