About Catherine Gordon

British freelance journalist Catherine Gordon is based in Cancun, Mexico. She writes about Cancun, the Riviera Maya and the Yucatan for newspapers, magazines and online media. She specialises in travel, culture, health, luxury, water sports and off-the-beaten-track city guides. Her website can be viewed at www.catherinegordon.net

Where to go scuba diving near Cancun

Located beside the crystal-clear Caribbean Sea, the Riviera Maya is the perfect place to enjoy some amazing scuba diving near Cancun. Whether you’re a beginner or have logged plenty of dives, the waters here are teeming with spectacular coral and marine life. Here’s a guide to … Continue reading

Underwater Exploration: The Cenotes in Cancun

With the mercury hitting over 90F in Cancun during the summer, plunging into the refreshing waters of a cenote could well be top of your list of things to do. Perfect for swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving, or simply for exploring, there are thousands of cenotes in … Continue reading
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Swimming with Whale Sharks in Cancun

One of the biggest and best experiences in Cancun, in more ways than one, is swimming with whale sharks. These massive, plankton-munching creatures congregate in the waters to the north-east of Isla Mujeres every summer to feed. This gives thrill-seekers the perfect opportunity to swim … Continue reading