Volunteering in Mexico with IVHQ means that not only will you be able to give back to the local community, but you’ll also have the opportunity to see some spectacular sights in your free time. We call that a win-win! With local hosts to provide you with the best guidance on where to go and what to see, and of course that all important safety advice, you’ll have yourself a great trip! Oh, and make sure you include the following in your plans.
No trip to the Yucatan is complete without spending a day (or more if you have it) wandering the grounds in awe of the famous Maya Pyramids. Listed as one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, Chichen Itza (one of the largest ancient Maya cities) is only a stone throw away from the volunteer house in Mexico and will leave you speechless with the precision and technique involved in the creation of this empire.
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Celestun Flamingo Reserve
Celestun is a peaceful fishing village located west of Merida and is home to secluded stretches of beautiful beachfront with great seafood to boot. Surrounding the town is a wetland reserve that is the winter home to flocks of flamingos. Whether you are after the slow paced relaxed atmosphere, peace and quite on the sun scored beaches or to capture the awestruck sight of pink as the flocks of flamingos arrive, visiting this quaint town is a must in your volunteer weekends.
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A trip to Mexico is not complete without taking a snap of yourself floating in the pristine waters of a cenote (pronounced say-NO-tay). Picture pure tranquillity, the clearest of waters, beams of light shining through the giant tropical trees and vines that form wild cathedral walls and all within a day trip from the volunteer house. Don’t leave this one off your list.
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If the Mayan Ruins at Chicen Itza left you breathless and you’re ready for more, then your next stop is Tulum. Although smaller in size these Mayan ruins are set high on the cliffs, with a backdrop of spectacular views of the turquoise waters.
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Playa del Carmen
Make sure you pack your go-pro camera, snorkel and mask. With world-renowned dive locations, spectacular coral reefs and a more relaxed, less touristy and trendy beach resort then Cancun, Playa del Carmen is the spot to be.
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So now that you’ve been inspired by a few mesmerizing Mexico locations you can also read about what it’s like to volunteer in Mexico.