Yucatan Peninsula - Wildlife

Yucatan Peninsula Wildlife: Top places for Nature and Wildlife experiences

Yucatan Peninsula Wildlife Top places for Nature and Wildlife experiences The Yucatan Peninsula is situated in south-eastern Mexico. It’s about 181 000 km² and separates the Caribbean Sea from the Gulf of Mexico. For tourists, Cancun is the most well-known place, definitely for American Students. But the Yucatan Peninsula has much more to offer, ranging from cenotes to Maya ruins and whale shark snorkelling… The Yucatan Peninsula consists of three Mexican states; Yucatán, Quintana Roo and Campeche and stretches out to the border of Belize and Guatemala. For those that like the beach holidays, Cancún, Tulum and Playa del … Read more

Isla Holbox Whale shark

Isla Holbox: whale sharks and relaxing

Isla Holbox: Whale Sharks & Relaxing Holbox Whale Shark Tour – Isla Holbox is a great place to take some rest, exactly what I needed. Besides the relaxed atmosphere, Holbox is known for its whale shark tours. The village offers opportunities for both budget travellers and more exclusive travellers. Isla Holbox is accessible from the air and by bus. I took a bus from Cancun. Visit August 2015 Whale shark tour Last minute we decided to join a whale shark tour, snorkelling with whale sharks, but it was much more. This was a great experience. Our first goal was the … Read more

Operation Wallacea review

Review of two Operation Wallacea terrestrial sites

Operation Wallacea Terrestrial Sites Mexico and Honduras The aim of this article is to give some more information on two research sites of Operation Wallacea (Opwall) which I visited as a staff member. More specifically, Calakmul (terrestrial research site of Opwall Mexico) and Cusuco (terrestrial research site of Opwall Honduras). Although I intend to help potential participants to further explore the options and make a decision on which Opwall site to visit, I want to stress out it’s my own opinion and thoughts. Learn more about other volunteer options. I will first describe my roles and activities, where after I … Read more

Mexico-Calakmul

8 weeks of research with Opwall in Calakmul (Mexico)

Our Research So far Mexico has been great. Due to a lack of internet in the jungle, here is an update on my time in Calakmul National Park. I was a staff member of the awesome mammal team in a research project from Operation Wallacea (Opwall). Besides mammals, there was also research on bats, birds, herps, habitat, butterflies, monkeys, … every week we had a school group coming over the experience all these different facets of field biology. Anyway, the mammal research had a couple of aspects. We walked transects in search for tracks. This part was very interesting … Read more

Mexico-Cancun

Cancun: nightlife and wildlife

Me and my luggage arrived safe and well in Cancun, Mexico. My flight from Brussels to Madrid was about an hour delayed. Luckily there was an airport steward waiting for us to get us as fast as possible to the gate for Cancun. I have spent my first 2 days in downtown Cancun, and now I’m near the beach enjoying some free time before catching the bus to the Mexican jungle at 5 AM on Saturday (tomorrow). For people joining this project and are not interested in staying a ton of money for Clipper hotel: I stayed in Hostel … Read more

Mexico-Start

Cancun-Mexico

It’s time for a new adventure. I’m off to Mexico to join a research project in the Calakmul Nature Reserve. I will try to post some updates, but I’m not sure how easy it will be over there. More info about the project: http://opwall.com/undergrad-research-assistants/locations/mexico/ Check out other projects/blogs: Opwall 2015: Mexico Opwall 2016: Honduras Belize Other blogs from this Central American adventure: Cancun: Nightlife and Wildlife 8 weeks of research with Opwall in Calakmul (Mexico) Volunteering with Panthera Belize: Part 1 [2015]