Yucatan

Yucatan, Mexican CaribbeanYucatan opens its arms to visitors, offering its wealth of history, tradition and natural wonders all together with its modern dynamism and development. Here the Maya culture flourished, seen today in archaeological vestiges, a legacy to humanity. Besides, another patrimony can be admired, the architectonic treasure of incalculable cultural value which is the Colonial era, observed in cities such as MeridaValladolid and Izamal.

About Yucatan

Merida

Merida

Merida, The White City, was founded in 1542 by Francisco de Montejo “The Younger” upon the lay out of the indigenous city of Ichcaanziho also known as T'ho. Merida is today the capital of the State of Yucatan.

Sisal

Sisal

Located 76 kilometers west of Merida, Sisal was from the sixteenth largest trading port inYucatan. For there were mobilizing large amounts of cargo and goods leaving bound for New Spain in ships armed with powerful guns to repel possible pirate attacks .

San Felipe

San Felipe

The community of San Felipe was founded in an old beach called Aktam Chuleb, which according to oral tradition that has gone from generation to generation, was found by some fishermen who were on a trip around the estuary mouth.

 

Valladolid

Valladolid

“The Pearl of the East”, is located 160 kms from Merida. Founded in 1543 by Francisco de Montejo “The Nephew” over the ancient Maya city of Zaci. For centuries has been known for its rich Spanish legacy.

Celestun

Celestun

Celestun means "painted stone". It is a picturesque coastal traffic port, with a revolving reflector lighthouse, 12 meters (39 feet) high, signaling 4 intermittent flashes. Its inhabitants, about 4,600, still preserve the traditions and folklore of the Mayan fisher folk.

Rio Lagartos

Rio Lagartos

Rio Lagartos is a fishing port north of the Yucatan Peninsula to 1 hour north ofTiziminand 2 hours from Merida. Is a small town hotel with 80 rooms located near the lagoon that empties into the sea in the midst of pristine beaches and an emerald sea.

 

Things to do in Yucatan

Cenotes

Cenotes

Yucatan is distinguished for its cenotes, sinkholes where underground rivers break through the limestone crust of the earth. The term comes from the Maya word “Dzonot", or “hole filled with water”, truly unique in the world.

Mayan Ruins

Mayan Ruins

Yucatan, an important state of the Mayan World, and a great territory without borders, has throughout its extension ceremonial centers of great importance such as: Chichen ItzaUxmal, LabnaOxkintok,Mayapan and Ek´Balam.

 

Caves and Caverns

Caves and Caverns

Numerous natural rock formations lead us into a new world of adventure, beauty and mystery. Some caves with large entrances are easily accessed; others have narrow openings and intricate passageways that excite the visitor.

Ecotourism

Ecotourism

For lovers of ecotourism, Yucatan offers a wide range of possibilities, with beautiful scenery that will provide unforgettable experiences while discovering the flora and fauna of the Mexican southeast, mangrove boat tours, springs and sinkholes.