“Hello SOUL-shine,” Francesca welcomed me with a smile as warm as Southern Mexico’s summer weather.
After meeting in Curacao, journalist and full-time muse Francesca Cruz welcomed me to Quintana Roo via Cancun’s international airport. A three hour car ride later, we arrived in the jungles of Bacalar, an off-the-beaten path destination. The kind that makes you say “aguas!” which means both “watch out” and “water” in Mexico.
Los Aluxes (Villa), Laguna Bacalar, Mexico
Secret and secluded, the Laguna Bacalar is a water-land for the wandering, combining fresh water and cenotes for seven shades of blue. It is the largest laguna in the Caribbean.
Clearly, we were rooting wrong when playing M.A.S.H.
A swing, the sun, a waterfront shack… who needs a mansion?