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Mexico 🇲🇽

6 weeks of backpacking adventure in the states of Quintana Roo and Yucatan

Mexico 🇲🇽
julie_cozic
by julie_cozicAtlasGuru Contributor

North AmericaMexico9 days / December 2022

Highs & Lows

amazing landscapes, affordable prices, great weather all year round

some places too touristy

Itinerary Overview

In December 2022, for 6 weeks, we visited 2 Mexican states, Quintana Roo and Yucatan.  We backpacked through several cities : Playa del Carmen, Akumal, Puerto Morelos, Tulúm, Cozumel, Valladolid, Chichén Itzá, Mérida, Chetumal, Bacalar and Cancún!  Given the number of places, I will only tell you about my 2 favorites : Bacalar and Cozumel!

  • 6 Nights: Bacalar
    The lagoon
  • 3 Nights: Cozumel
    Snorkelling

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    We might have stayed a little longer in Cozumel because it really is a very cute little island !

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    No, everything went well for a backpack trip ! :)

  • How was the food?

    In Cozumel, I advise you to eat in a fish restaurant ! In general, it's fresh and super good !

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Take full advantage of the magnificent landscapes!

  • Packing tips?

    A mask and a snorkel for snorkelling !

  • Transportation Tips?

    In general, you can move from town to town thanks to Collectivos ! These are small public transport that are really cheap !

  • Any surprises?

    I had never seen such clear water in my entire life ! It was amazing !

  • Booking details?

    We always booked a few weeks before and had no problems !

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