Yucatán, located in the Southeast part of México, is a place brimming with incomparable natural beauty, pre-Hispanic and colonial buildings, history, gastronomy, traditions, handmade crafts and kindness. Yucatán is part of the Mayan legacy, making its territory a mine full of ancient traces left by this important civilization. Because of its dense jungles, the climate is humid and warm. Its beautiful beaches, festivals, traditions and dishes make of this state an unmissable destination. Yucatán offers culinary delicacies like panuchos (stuffed tortillas), cochinita pibil (seasoned pork) and marquesitas sweets.
visit the natural wonder known as the cenote (natural wells). If you want to get to them, you must wander through a white road, like the Mayans used to do; this way, you will explore the most important cenotes of the territory named Chelentún, Chaczinicche and Bolonchoojol.
You must visit the most important Mayan city of the Peninsula, and one of the Seven Wonders of the World: Chichen Itzá. This place will amaze you with its unmistakable Kukulcan Pyramid, the most notable sample of Mayan architecture, which, in its peak, the temple dedicated to the God of the Sun is guarded. You must visit the Juego de Pelota, the biggest one in Mesoamerica and explore El Caracol, an imposing observatory where ancient priests studied the cosmos.
Travel to the magical town of Izamal, home of an impressive church vestibule that was once a huge Mayan ceremonial center. It is known as the city of the three cultures because of the pyramids built in 'half a town', mixed in with the Spanish convent architecture and Mayan creole houses; this peaceful town will capture your attention. When you get there, you will first encounter the San Antonio de Padua convent and its magnificent vestibule, the second biggest one in the world; get on a buggy and let yourself be caught by this place’s charm.
Things to see and do
ecotourism, hiking, bird watching, skateboarding, explore the jungle, learn how to scuba dive inside the cenotes, speleology, cavern and mangrove exploration. You can also try trips in kayak and sport fishing. The cultural values of the city can be found in Chichén-Itzá, the San Ildefonso Cathedral, Macay museum and ride the turibus to make the legend-storytelling journey.
Izamal and Valladolid.