A few months ago we embarked on a trip to Mexico with my sister and brother-in-law, Bri and Linden. We picked Mexico because for our dates and starting point it provided the cheapest airline tickets which we agreed would be the deciding factor on where we were going to go. I'll be honest that at first I wasn't completely excited about going there. Mexico just seemed so typical and brought to mind images of partying college students. With a desire to avoid crowds we decided to travel to Playa Del Carmen (a town about 45 minutes south of Cancun) and then head further south to the little town of Tulum once the rest of our party arrived.
A few years back I was privileged to be able to spend three and a half months in Nicaragua. I was there with a group of friends doing community development projects and running medical clinics in different villages in the Northeast region of the country. While that time was very rewarding and full of adventures what I'm going to cover here are the few weeks of vacationing we did during our trip.
Back in 2007 I embarked on a trip to Costa Rica with a group friends on what would sadly be my only trip to Central America so far. I say sadly, because we had such a wonderful time and I think I'm long overdue to explore the other gems of Central America.