CHEAP escape from the COLD of WINTER – MEXICO on a BUDGET


Are you feeling tired of being snowed in
tired of gray clouds and non-stop rain well this tropical escape might be your
best way out of the cold winter and best of all it probably won’t cost you any
more than a trip to your local ski resort now today’s budget dose of
vitamin D starts with booking a flight for me it was a round-trip five-hour
flight from Vancouver Canada to the Cancun Mexico Airport the awesome thing
was it was about four hundred and forty dollars US including luggage and today’s
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once again kun it was time to get out of Cancun so my buddy Luke and I rented a
car from national Cancun for $22.50 a day from there we made about a three
night budget trip to Tulum which you can actually watch by clicking in the top
right corner but for today’s video we’re gonna keep driving self to Bakalar four
hours of driving from Cancun and about two hours from Tulum we have arrived in
Bakalar we checked ourselves into a hotel by the name of Casa zazul and we
stayed there for a couple of nights for the price this hotel had some of the
best ratings in the area and I definitely can’t dispute them buenos
dias buongiorno and welcome to another day here in baccala we are just getting
into our taxi that has been arranged for our tour this morning to the lagoons
we’ve got a motorboat sketch because they’re gonna give us a little tour
around the lagoon so why escape in North American winter
and come to baccala well the first reason is right here that beautiful
beautiful blue water some of the best in the world and the crazy thing is this is
actually not the ocean this is a lake right here so we’re in a lagoon
completely isolated by land and there’s cenotes all around it you’ll see
different shades of blue some of them being as light as this where it’s you
know 1 to 3 meters deep and then other areas are gonna be super dark blues
where you can have the water get as deep as 90 meters we’re going in to the
lagoon whoa a little bit cold actually so here’s the
lagoon there’s actually a few sections where there’s cenotes and they’re not
your typical kind of cenotes they’re not like the ones we saw in saloon that were
like caves they’re a bit different on the right conditions which it’s getting
close to now the water will just pop with the blue today’s been a beautiful
day so far all right guys we just got back to our place here and that was a
really cool day trip what’d you think it was nice I liked it yeah I thought it
was unexpected some would even say it was a dream where how does it feel to
have that much power right at your disposal well I’m just kidding when we
were renting this car we got the best comment best advice from a fellow
Canadian traveler she’s like I always rent the Nissan March because nobody’s
gonna bother stealing it and I was like that’s some sound advice is that really
what you said that’s why I dropped March that’s like eita
as my VN wow we’re like going into the jungle just to get to our food I like
this place already you look like you’re looking through a map like you’re about
to explore your next meal I like that I need like my glasses oh you need a
monocle perfect amount of taco mucho gusto muy bien muy bien your lips are
like turning orange yeah I only go Andre anymore baby really
gross one taco sometimes it’s better to travel solo la playita was so good that
we came back the very next day well it’s definitely not cheap from Mexico it was
so worth it so one of the crazy things about baccala is that it’s actually
quite close to Belize and if you don’t know Belize is known for its blue hole
which is like an incredible dive center it’s just a massive opening in the
middle of the seafloor basically they’ve got their own little mini blue holes
here on Bakalar lake that is so sick it’s like a self propelling surfboard
guys I love this place the tacos the ambiance and just the location if you
want to find a place to just hang on baccala eat some food and relax for the
day this is a really really good place to come and I think that’s kind of like
what baccala is it’s not gonna be that happening of a place it’s definitely a
sleeper town but if you’re here to relax then this is definitely a good spot to
do it Bakalar was a cute little romantic state for the two of us
but don’t you very romantic it’s time to keep moving because today’s
gonna be a full-on travel day with a lot of hours on the road and the only way to
manage all that is to leave super early good morning sweetheart look at you and
you’re curvy little features morning March that flat bottom just kissed a car
quick little stop a talk so for a top-up this morning coffee essentials ready to
go sandwich tuna too let’s go so I wanted to stop here to show you
this road because it’s so beautiful coming through here at sunrise right now
we pass by a car maybe every five minutes the roads practically empty the
only thing is it does keep you on your toes because every now and then it just
throws in an unmarked speed bump when you’re going like 140 so the tip delay
it’s only the entrance to towns that they do that but still they don’t market
very well it’s kind of hard to tell there was one we like literally came to
a screeching slow down just to get not airlifted basically from the speed bump
but off to a good morning and we’re almost on time to make it there for the
opening of the cenote about three hours later with a fair bit of speed we have
made it here from baccala all the way to cenote Oxman we’re the only ones here
right now this is what we’re going down to down into there we go so we’ve got
one of the world’s most beautiful cenotes all to ourselves what better way
to make an entrance and what’s right here the old rope swing all right the boys are going on a double
swing date okay guys we found a solution here three this is a really special
place here guys I mean if you can manage it get up crazy early drive yourself
here before anyone else arrives it’s worth the lack of sleep I was kind of
dying on the way here exhausted but I wouldn’t have had this moment here of
just like literally having it to ourselves and a couple other people it’s
just incredible welcome to Chichen Itza and welcome to
attempt number two of trying to get in because we got turned back we had our
two bags and I knew they were gonna search you for drones so we left all the
drone stuff behind and then Elvis and he just decides that oh there’s two cameras
you guys are obviously professionals and he had no grounds but he was basically
like yeah you can’t bring your cameras in but with a bit of smooth-talking
we’re now allowed to bring this camera and if you saw the tulum video I did I
mentioned that we went to Coba and koba was the one that was that competition
with Chichen itzá and I have to say that I think they won I think there’s a bit
of a landslide victory on the architectural front this place is on
another level the symmetry is incredible the build quality looks a lot better the
only disappointing thing is that we’ve got fences here while it’s all beautiful
you cannot touch backward dude this is the real chichén itzá is a
massive tour shop full of people trying to sell you things everything from the
Jaguar noises OH – the little necklaces and rings and
stuff but I don’t know I expected this holy expected this yeah wherever you
went this morning that was the real the real trip of my mind yeah
Chichen Itza is considered as one of the seven wonders in the world and it was
actually built in 600 AD this is where the Mayans used to make human sacrifice
to the gods which is pretty neat I don’t think everyone needs to do this
if you’re a history buff this is for you if you’re somebody that wants to get a
cool Instagram photo maybe for you one of the incredible things though is that
they do still have the local people here and I don’t know where they work today
they didn’t really show up but I don’t know word on the street is they still
live here in easton itza so we are so hungry after all that we’ve done this
morning and we’ve seen this little tiny place on the side of the road we figure
gonna give me a shot I don’t know what to expect but I don’t know it looks
decent Katzie I need you so badly right now I
have no idea if this is an entree this is like the starter how do we eat this
they could go like this I’m pretty sure you take this these items here and like
we’re going with it addition into there’s the beans okay now this is what
I’m excited for right here so these are like I don’t know there’s eggs inside
yeah there’s egg inside of it it’s like bread with egg inside I’m a truly lost
gringo but my little tortilla thing with a bit
of beef or unless this is pork this is Barker’s into my bean sauce life’s good
it’s very good I wanna see hi we’ve arrived at our second final destination
of the day it’s been a big day entrada here was 120 pesos which is about like
six or seven bucks Oh crazy so we’re not here during the right time of the day
but there’s actually a light directly above that during the perfect time when
the light is overhead it will just basically land on that platform yeah that was awesome we got to go because we
have about two and a half hours to get to our next destination Google Maps
shakeela sounds like tequila tequila but after almost six or seven hours on the
road so far we had another two hours to go to get ourselves to CH Aquila from
there we had a 20 minute ferry but I highly recommend you don’t miss the last
one that runs around 9:30 p.m. that night make sure to check the ferry
schedule for yourself so we’ve just checked into our new room here Luke’s
actually stayed behind on the beach to do a bit of work it’s about oh this is where I’m staying
its called J hall box J is definitely known as one of the livelier hostels on
the island and I highly recommend it everything from having a hundred and
forty peso all-you-can-eat taco night to having really clean and awesome
facilities so these are the streets of Halle and basically the only way to get
around is either with a bicycle or an off-roading golfmobile this is a stretch
limo one very cool for like we’re doing walk so as we’re walking down the white
sand is getting finer and finer and we’re seeing all these beautiful murals
everything very colorfully painted there’s actually a few little hostels
and guest houses around here perfect white sand and we’re gonna have some
breakfast right along it what a vibe the hostel is actually on the other side of
the island and right now we’re on like the opposite of the ferry side and this
is definitely the side you want to be on it’s got the beautiful beautiful whites
and the palm trees the blue water the other side is not like that beautiful to
be honest I knew there must be more to it than what we’d seen but now I’m
understanding this place it is gorgeous and this is a restaurant we were
recommended so the mandarina was beautiful and the food was really really
good the catch it’s basically Canadian or American pricing but I thought it was
worth it but the view the ambiance and the food itself was all really awesome
just like in Tulum Hall Bosh was actually hit by Sargasso pretty hard but
luckily as of my last visit in January 2019 there was no active Sargasso it was
basically just the leftovers washing ashore while that’s not pretty I must
say it’s not hard to look past it and enjoy this beautiful island for what it
really is I think a 2 to 3 nights stay here is perfect this is an incredible
island it’s been a day of chillin we haven’t really showed you much at all
Bosh but what you can see is it is so beautiful it’s your typical island where
you’ve got day trips this flamingos here but it’s not the right season you can’t
visit them right now cuz they’re hatching their eggs for me I would just
come here if you’re trying to escape the North American cold winter just get a
place stay here for three four days relax by the beach it is so beautiful
this is like one of my ideal spots I’ve really enjoyed it questo 50 peso all right cincuenta yo
aprender español mobian this is honest come on amigo when
a musica the total cost of everything we’ve done from transportation
accommodation food is around this amount right here you can see here that it
wasn’t that expensive you could easily have stayed at home in your province in
your state and gone on a little family vacations and paid just as much money by
doing whatever you were gonna do you may pay more upfront on a flight but where
you save money is on food and accommodation and transportation
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let’s get lost again in the next one


100 Responses

  1. 80sbabe

    March 17, 2019 5:54 pm

    Chichen Itza's pyramid, El Castillo, used to be open and people were allowed to walk up. There was also an entrance within it so you can go inside. But that was 2001. And there were only a handful of vendors. It's gone too touristy.

  2. David Yates

    March 17, 2019 6:38 pm

    I died laughing when the two of you got on the rope together and fell off. Your travel videos are some of the best I have ever seen. I hope I win that contest to travel with you.

  3. Brandon and Nini

    March 17, 2019 8:08 pm

    Christian! Congratulations on hitting on a million subscribers! You’re so inspiring. My channel is small right now but I can’t wait till I reach your level. You and your girlfriend are goals!

  4. OhReally

    March 17, 2019 8:20 pm

    My parents are from Mexico… I've unfortunately never been there lol, I think it might be time!

  5. Hernan Cortez

    March 17, 2019 10:15 pm

    Anytime you see a white guy traveling to Mexico there’s always some stupid ass Mexican American girl with him let me tell you they don’t like that over there


    March 17, 2019 10:22 pm

    omg those speedbumps!!!!!! speedlimit goes from 100 plus to complete speedbump stop with no notice that you can really see!!!! i'm used to it now


    March 17, 2019 10:24 pm

    i was the only one at suytun cenote and they let me in before it opened. had it to myself!! love tulum and mexico

  8. Dmac MacD

    March 17, 2019 11:02 pm

    This is how to travel affordable, great token hope they list mexico too


    March 18, 2019 1:20 am

    You got it amigo. I’ve lived here for 4 years after moving away from Saskatchewan. I will never go back and i love my house right on the Laguna. #paddlebacalar

  10. Den Aguilar

    March 18, 2019 4:22 am

    Hey lost you have to do the DNA test to know the percent of you ancestry where you from maybe not all you is Canadian hahaha is an idea for you video

  11. Buffalo Global Adventures

    March 18, 2019 6:34 am

    Thanks for another great travel adventure! Is the music on epidemic that good? Anyone use it for their travel videos? I am thinking of using it on my travel adventure films.

  12. Ian Paul Saligumba

    March 18, 2019 10:17 am

    Congrats again for the 1M SUBS 😮👏🎉🎊 Please do again a budget travel vlog for budget travelers especially in East Asia. I want to visit East Asia but I don't think if I can afford it 😅

  13. Angela Vlogs

    March 18, 2019 11:10 am

    We just came back from Mexico – Holbox island. It was amazing! We did some videos, which will be online this week 🙂

  14. Bene C

    March 18, 2019 11:36 am

    well done love the ruins and the color of the water stunning keep te drone footage coming thanks stay safe see ya

  15. Unplanned Traveller Channel 有闲任性

    March 18, 2019 5:53 pm

    Beautiful Cenote… especially 6:10 , one word to describe: "amazing!"

  16. Dani C

    March 18, 2019 11:10 pm

    You have huge Canadian audience but you seem to always show US pricing. It would be nice for your Canadian subscribers if you gave the CDN costs 🙂

  17. MuMeTo

    March 19, 2019 9:16 am

    Christian, why aren't you using flippers/fins when you dive? It is so much more energy efficient in the water, and of course makes you feel like … a fish 😀

  18. Jorguino Savio

    March 19, 2019 10:35 am

    Visit Timor-Leste it’s pacific island
    An hour and 40 minutes from Bali. It was colonized by Portugal. Very unique culture compare to any other Asian countries

  19. Janae Adventures

    March 19, 2019 12:03 pm

    Love seeing your rad cinematic shots in this video! I wasn’t super interested in seeing Mexico before, but now I definitely need to head to Bacalar! Look at that water! But the Philippines is just as breath taking.

  20. Dani P

    March 19, 2019 2:11 pm

    ✈️+🌎+🗺=🧳🥾🦋🐠🌵☘️🌺⛰🏜🏝🌋🕌⛩🚠🚂🛶🎭🗿🤓🤯FYI, I’m new to your channel. Belize is one of my many favorite vacation spots, which this video reminded me. The ATM caves, Caracol, Cahal Pech, the farmer’s market in San Ignacio, and so much more. And can’t forget a quick day trip to Tikal in Guatemala, is a must (especially if you love Star Wars 😉). I’m not sure if you’ve been to Belize, but I’d love to see if you’ve been to the ATM cave. It’s Indiana Jones cool, but you have to schedule a guide, as it’s mandatory by the government. There are only a handful of licensed guides because of the relics inside, including the Crystal Maiden. I think it’s safe to say your travel vibe fits me like a glove. Travel is an essential investment in improving ourselves. Glad I found your channel.

  21. Dalma Rodriguez

    March 19, 2019 3:37 pm

    Precioso mi México, deberían visitar las 4 Huastecas de México, nuestras cascadas son preciosas. Saludos desde San Luis Potosí, México.

  22. Ama Aguilar

    March 20, 2019 2:29 am

    No Mamés soy de ahí! Te reventaron mucho en algunas cosas pero sin duda es un lugar majestuoso

  23. Sam Rodriguez

    March 20, 2019 3:18 am

    All the vendors at Chichen Itza are Chinese vendors. They are stealing the hard work and ideas from local Mexican artisans. DO NOT GIVE IN AND BUY! By doing so you are contributing to this problem. They are taking away the artisans job and profiting on their livelihood. If you want to buy true Mexican art visit local towns for authentic goods.

  24. Vy Kun

    March 21, 2019 6:53 pm hope you guys will enjoy my first travel vlog and give me more comments to improve it. Thank you guys so much !

  25. Alessa May Daguro

    March 22, 2019 3:54 am

    It's my 2nd time to watch you. The 1st time (new boracay vid), I hit subscribe right away! I love how informative your travel vids are!! 💖

  26. Zahira Chavez

    March 22, 2019 6:04 am

    It's incredible how it is much cheaper to travel to La riviera maya having dollars, going to those places it's expensive being Mexican and having the local currency.. ironic.
    PD: it's was so funny the fact about the Nissan March Lol its true

  27. REDCUBE Billiards

    March 22, 2019 1:59 pm

    That's a good and informative video, thank you very much for giving me inspiration to start my own travel expedition. You can browse it at my youtube channel Insomanila, Hope that there's more informative videos like this to come. Thank you very much! 🙂

  28. Liz Veronica H.A

    March 24, 2019 4:14 pm

    Oh que grandioso traducido en español gracias, prometo llevar el curso intensivo de inglés, saludos a Katty hacen una bonita pareja 😊☺️

  29. S. Galarneau

    March 27, 2019 5:29 am

    "Camera, Guitara, Musica 50 pesos"
    My dream trip is spending a week away without going through.. this.

  30. Will Chou's Personal Development Show

    April 4, 2019 1:47 pm

    great video but 150 dollars spent a day (not including flights) isn't budget

  31. Cecilia Mata

    June 7, 2019 6:42 am

    Never in my wildest dreams I thought a north american on YouTube could teach me how to travel one of the most expensive destinations on my country. Amazing video!!

  32. 80sbabe

    July 13, 2019 5:41 pm

    I went to Chichen Itza in 2001 and El Castillo (the centre pyramid) was free to climb and actually go inside the pyramid. I wish I had gone inside but I did climb all the way up. It was awesome. And there were only a couple of vendors outside the site selling souvenirs. It looks totally different now in your video….Glad I went when I did then.

  33. Federico Barbacoatl

    September 3, 2019 4:31 am

    hola amigos from this super successful vlog.

    Im trying to get my sailing company into the map here in Bacalar. Have been working with little intervention of media in the past 4 years already, and must say, competition is eating us. So please, if you or any other one of you are interested on coming visit, we´ll be happy to take you for an adventure in one of our sailing boats, and also show you around local, almost unknown delicious and fun places in this "sleepy" town 😉
    Please follow us on PABacalar (Pirate Adventures Bacalar), and hopefuly will see us soon

  34. HipHipJorge !

    September 24, 2019 6:31 am

    The best region of Mexico for overall travel is hands down the Central region. It surprises me how few foreigners ever visit the states like Jalisco, Guanajuato, Mexico City, Zacatecas, Puebla, Queretaro or Michoacán (this state is actually kind of dangerous so I understand the lack of visitors). Or the landscapes of the Northern states in Chihuahua, Nuevo Leon, or Coahuila.

  35. Strong Believer of the Holy Bible

    September 24, 2019 7:10 pm

    Praise to our Father God and His Son Lord Jesus Christ for a wonderful creation 🙏❤️🕊💐🌳💦🌸. Repent, Forgive, believe in the Gospel. Catholic, muslim, buddhism, hinduism etc. they are all false! deception from satan the father of all lies! Holy Bible is the TRUTH🙏

  36. Kait Sta Ines

    October 1, 2019 4:45 am

    Hi Lost LeBlanc!!!!!!!!! You are one of my biggest travel influencers! I wish to become as good as you. Someday! I just uploaded my first travel video. Mexico! Different places than your post but I hope you notice me! And watch my video. Give some tips! I did watch your videos how to choose the right equipment and everything. But I’m broke. So all of my videos were recorded through my phone. Please notice me! You really inspire me.

  37. Brandon Fasan

    October 10, 2019 12:10 am

    Hey Lost LeBlanc, I'm the guy on the motorized surfboard at about 3:30 into your video. Also a Canadian and hopefully soon to be an ex-pat. Anyways, I just thought it was really fun seeing myself for a tiny split second in your video (which honestly I was only watching by chance after falling into a YouTube hole of travel videos just after ordering a new GoPro Max) Lastly, I run a small adventure tourism company in Canada riding motorized surfboards, wakeboarding and other fun stuff that I invite you to check out and possibly come make a video sometime if you like. Check out for more or may me back.

  38. Gee LeeAnn

    January 3, 2020 2:50 am

    “This is where the Mayans used to make human sacrifices to the gods… Which is pretty neat.”
    Random Sacrificee: “👀 Neat huh?” 😂😂😂

  39. ChIndian in Germany

    January 12, 2020 1:59 pm

    Playa Forum and the waves there were amazing. Easy to reach also from the center by Bus R1 !

  40. Lauren Astudillo

    February 21, 2020 1:31 am

    I have been to Cancun 2 times they have the most blue water I have seen. Beautiful there. Loved the cenotes and Isla mujeres, if you haven't rented a moped or golf cart and traveled the island DO IT! some GOOD photo spots on the South end! 🙂


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