German national Ingrid Ernst has been living in Cancún for the past decade.

Over the years, she has been fortunate to be able travel extensively throughout Mexico, documenting her adventures on her Facebook page. Before long, Ingrid’s friends (including her Mexican ones) started consulting her about where to go and what to do in the country, so she decided to start a bilingual (German and English) blog about living and traveling in her beloved Mexico.

“The world should heart my city because no other destination combines breathtaking beaches, natural wonders, culture, and history,” she says. Here are a few of Ingrid’s favorite things about the place she’s proud to call home.

Cancún Is My City

When someone comes to visit me. the first place I take them is to eat tacos and drink a delicious agua fresca, water mixed with fruits and a little sugar.

September is the best time to visit my city. While Cancún enjoys warm weather year-round, September brings cooler temperatures, smaller crowds, and lower rates.

You can see my city best from the rotating Scenic Tower at El Embarcadero port. Get ready for spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea and the city’s hotel district.

Locals know to skip the beaches in the hotel district and check out the pristine beaches to be found on the Isla Blanca peninsula, located a short drive from Cancun, instead.

Mercado 28 is the place to buy authentic, local souvenirs. Here you will find colorful Mexican handicrafts like textiles, Talavera pottery, and silver jewelry. Make sure to bargain; vendors expect to be asked to lower their prices and thus set a higher price at the outset.

My city’s best museums are the Maya archaeological sites found nearby: Tulum, Chichen Itza, and Ek’Balam.

El Castillo at the center of the Chichen Itza archaeological site (Photograph by davidstanleytravel, flickr)
El Castillo, the centerpiece of Chichen Itza, a Maya city located approximately two hours southwest of (Read more...)

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