In most of Latin America the news for vegetarians isn’t great, so Mexico comes as a pleasant surprise. It is a meat focused country and vegetarianism isn’t widespread, but luckily vegetarian ingredients like corn tortillas, beans, cheese, and vegetables feature in many dishes so there is almost always an option for tasty meat-free meals.
We came to San Pancho to see our friends Victoria and Steve who raved about this tiny beach town on Mexico’s Pacific Coast. We were enticed by talk of whales and turtles, jungle covered hills and long stretches of empty sand. We stayed because it’s a place full of surprises.
Planning a trip to Cuba isn’t as simple as it is for Mexico or Central America. Before you go you’ll want to get your visa and money sorted, read up on its complicated history, and do any online planning before you get there as you can’t rely on the internet. Despite taking a bit more effort we think it’s worth it as this vibrant, magical and confusing Caribbean island is unlike anywhere else we’ve travelled.
I felt relaxed as soon as I stepped into the little Majahuitas speedboat. We whizzed through the deep blue water past jungle covered mountains and craggy rocks tumbling into the sea. With the sun on my back and the wind in my hair a sense of calm washed over me, pure contentment to be here in the moment.
Sunset is the highlight of the day in the tiny beach town of San Pancho, Mexico where we are currently living for a few months. We try to make it every day for a walk along the beach as the heat fades and then sit on the sand and watch the sun sink behind the horizon. It never fails to take away the stresses of the day.