Spring Break…Without the Frat Boys!
So you’ve finally submitted that last assignment and are ready for some relaxation to recharge your body and spirit. You guessed it…. Spring Break!!! Time to get in that bikini and sunbathe on a glistening white Mexican beach as you soak up the sunshine while also soaking up a few cocktails. If tripping over empty beer cans, red cups, and passed out drunks isn’t really your thing then maybe it is time to break the mold and pack your bags for a Spring Break with a difference!
Go on the prowl…
…for jaguars. Escape from the stresses of school by plunging into the Mexican jungle and paddling in beautiful streams and waterways and you head off to try and catch a glimpse of the elusive jaguar. With this tour, you will be able to get a taste for Mexican culture, history and nature, through visits to natural springs (cenotes), Mayan ruins, and jaguar camps. I think you will agree that it would be way better than prowling around for your next date!
Prowl around Mexico: https://www.ecocompanion.com/search/jaguar-scientific-tour
Come out of your shell…
… as you help with the conservation of an animal with a very special shell. Spring Break is all about learning about yourself and what better way than by working with fellow volunteers to patrol isolated beaches in the search of turtle eggs. Depending on when you arrive, you might even be lucky enough to help release the baby turtles back into the wild, ready to start their journey surfing the currents.
Strike a pose for a selfie…
…and get photobombed by a pink flamingo! Make your friends green with envy as their scroll through their Facebook and Instagram feeds. While they are nursing a killer hangover, you will be taking incredible photos of brightly coloured bugs, sneaky little spider monkeys, or maybe even a crocodile. (just don’t ask it to smile)! Make sure you pack a waterproof camera for all those mermaid poses amongst the coral!
Perfect pink flamingos: https://www.ecocompanion.com/search/wildlife-photography-tour-mexico
Be a social butterfly….
…as you admire the spectacular migration of the Monarch butterfly. These little guys aren’t able to make it through the cold North American winter so they also head off on a mini vacay South of the border. Join a butterfly expert (don’t you wish you changed majors so you could have that on your business card??) on a trip by foot or horseback into the most important Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary in the world. Can you just imagine how incredible literally millions of black and orange butterflies dancing through the sky will look!!
Watch the butterflies dance: https://www.ecocompanion.com/search/monarch-butterfly-tour-in-mexico
As you celebrate a break from the daily grind of university, make sure you plan a Spring Break you actually remember, instead of it being a hazy drunken memory. So pack your bags and prepare to get well and truly wild as you lose yourself in the Mexican jungles or ‘accidently’ miss your flight home so you get just a few more hours on that mind blowing beach!
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