Central America

Destination

Destinations

Trip planning

A Mexican Love Affair

As I scooped up the last morsels of my Chiles en Nogada, I couldn’t help feeling a wave of sadness. This was my last night on our 13 day Magical Mexico tour and I was sitting in a restaurant in downtown Cancún, away from the garish hotel zone, feasting on a deliciously hot habanero coated in a walnut sauce - traditional of the Yucatan region.

I am a self-confessed ‘foodie’. Eating out is a way of life. Even before I have...

Continue Reading
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •   

Destinations

Top 7 dishes of Central America

During Marcus' adventures across Central America he rounded up some of the best dishes for all the eager foodies out there! Try and get through this post without salivating- we dare you!

Guatemala

1)The local speciality when you’re near the coastal areas of Guatemala is a rich seafood stew called ‘tapado’ made from fish, shrimp, shellfish and coconut milk spiced with coriander. It is served with a side of plantain and another whole grilled fish just for good...

Continue Reading
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •   

Destinations

Photos

Best Places to Experience Halloween

Hallowe'en and Día de Los Muertos, celebrated at the end of October and the beginning of November respectively, are when we celebrate everything that's dark, dire and dead. This year, take some inspiration from some of the scariest and most mysterious destinations in the world, from Dracula's Castle in the depths of the Romanian countryside, to the heart of the Namib Desert where charred trees have stood for over 1000 years in an otherworldly kaleidoscopic setting. Experience Halloween in...

Continue Reading

Destinations

Magical Mexico

Mexico has enchanted me ever since I read about the ancient civilisation of the Maya in history in secondary school. Such a fusion of cultures! The second biggest country in Latin America & so much more than sombreros & tequila!

I succumbed to the magnetic pull in March this year & I can honestly say it is an adventure that has altered me. How can you capture the essence & soul of such a charming country & life-changing holiday? Well, here it goes...

I landed in...

Continue Reading
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •   

Destinations

Central America over Semana Santa

If you were wondering the place(s) to be for Semana Santa (Holy Week) and Easter in general - look no further than our Quetzal Highway tour running from Cancun, Mexico - party central to Antigua, Guatemala - the only place to be for Easter Sunday!

Starting in Cancun but heading out the next day to beautiful Playa del Carmen, which can be taken in two ways, a resort town or the sleepy fishing village off the beaten track!  Gorge on seafood, margaritas or take some steps back in time and...

Continue Reading
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •   

Advice

Destinations

Blog & Win Winner Announced

We are delighted to announce that Anna Bauer has won Tucan Travel's Blog & Win competition for 2013. She delighted us all with her account of her Magical Mexico Group Tour describing the days spent exploring Mayan ruins and nights sampling the tequila and mezcal the country is known for. Joining a Group Tour on your own can be a scary and intimidating experience but Anna explains how her Tour Leader, Jacob, and the rest of her fellow passengers immediately put her at ease. Read her entry...

Continue Reading
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •   

Destinations

Tucan Travel attend a Quinceañera

I have been down in this neck of the woods for almost 9 years and unfortunately was never lucky enough to be invited to this special coming of age event of a 15 year old girl in Mexico - until now!

My very good friend Jose Luis (who you would all know as the 'Mayan Sacrifice' guy from the bar in San Cristobal de las Casas who only wears the wrestling t-shirts) thought it would be a great event for the group to experience and share with him.  Truth be told I think he was very nervous and...

Continue Reading
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •   

Destinations

My Mexican Summer

Anna travelled to Mexico and what she say, exceeded all of her expectations.

Continue Reading
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •   

Destinations

Outing the Old el Paso myth

Tour Leader in Central America, Bec takes us on a voyage of culinary discoveries, tickling our taste buds.

Continue Reading
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •