Top Tourist scams to look out for in Havana, Cuba

Scam no.1 I’m ashamed to say caught me out the first time I visited Havana. It was my first day and I was taking a stroll down the Malecon taking in the sights of the retro cars and colonial architecture. A local approached me asking for the time, before following up with the question “How Read More

Top 3 things to do without transport in San Ignacio, Belize

1. Visit the Iguana Sanctuary located in the San Ignacio Hotel. This sanctuary houses roughly 25/30 Green Iguanas, a mixture of iguanas that have been rescued or bred in captivity, those that are able will then be released in the hope of growing the Green Iguana population in Belize. It costs 18B$ per person for 45mins/hr Read More

Top-3 day trips you can do without a guide from Quito, Ecuador

  1. Visit South America’s biggest day market at Otavalo.   Located a short 2 hour trip North of Quito, Otavalo can be reached via bus from Carcelen Bus Terminal. The bus ticket will cost approximately $2.50 each way and will drop you at the Otavolo bus terminal (Blue pin on map). A short 5/10 Read More

The Backpacker Route from Quito to Baños

  Start your journey at Quitumbe Bus Terminal (South of Quito). Here you will need to purchase a bus ticket to Latacunga from the first floor (near the toilets). Tickets cost  $2.35 and the journey takes around 1.5hrs, these buses are very regular.     Once you arrive at Latacunga you will need to catch Read More

Need to Knows for the Cocora Valley Trek, Salento

  Getting there: 99% of tourists reach Cocora Valley via a jeep from the main square in Salento (Blue pin on map). A return ticket will set you back 8000 COP ~ £2 and the journey takes approximately 35 minutes. The Jeeps leave on a rolling basis but we recommend catching the 9:30am. This gives Read More

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner in Cartagena, Colombia

Old town Cartagena is stunning. It’s made up of plazas, incredible architecture, street performers and boutiques. It draws in hundreds of thousands of tourists every year, creating a very competitive foodie scene.  Such a competitive food scene can make it almost impossible to choose where to eat. So, below are our top picks for breakfast, Read More

Top Things to do in Panajachel, Lago De Atitlan

  Panajachel is much more than just the transport hub for Lago Atitlan, it offers a huge assortment of excursions and activities able to tempt any traveller into staying a day or two! It was without doubt one of my favourite stops whilst touring Guatemala and I hope my suggestions below help prove why!   Read More

Top Things to do in Flores, Guatemala

  Flores is a fascinating little Island town that is thought of by many to simply be the gateway for tourists wanting to visit Tikal. But Flores is charming in its own right, offering up plenty for travellers. Below are our top suggestions, let us know what you think in the comments below!   Jorge’s Read More

A Complete Guide to Visiting Tikal

  Paying a visit to Guatemala’s top attraction, the Tikal Mayan Ruins, is a must for anyone traveling to this enchanting country. However, it can be daunting figuring out the logistics, below we have put together a guide to help simplify things for any first-timers.   Where to stay? When visiting Tikal, 90% of people Read More

The Best way to Travel from La Fortuna to Puerto Viejo

There are various transportation options available for getting between La Fortuna and Puerto Viejo. However, there are 3 that are most popular with travellers, these are:   The Easy way ($55, 5.5hrs): The simplest route involves getting a shuttle bus to pick you up from your hostel and take you directly to Puerto Viejo. There Read More

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