About the Yucatan


 

The  Yucatan peninsula is located in southeastern Mexico, separating the Gulf of Mexico from the Caribbean Sea. The Peninsula comprises the Mexican states of Yucatan, Campeche and Quintana Roo and the northern part of the nations of Belize and Guatemala. The climate is pleasantly hot, usually with a wonderful cooling breeze.  The most  popular months to visit are November through March but visitors are now enjoying this most delightful area year round.

The enchanting capital, Merida, has many old buildings, palaces and 19th century mansions  making the city one of the world’s most visited destinations.  In the surrounding areas,  tour old henequen haciendas,  many which have been turned into museums, hotels and restaurants. If you like to swim, you can visit the many cenotes in the area.  Cenotes are gigantic sink holes below the earth’s surface that have the most beautiful fresh water running through them.  Scuba tours for cave diving are also available.

The many Mayan Ruins throughout the state are a haven for archaeological enthusiasts. One can visit Kabah, Labna, Dzibilchaltún, Uxmal or Chichen Itza, as well as  many others. The town of Valladolid is especially known for its numerous cenotes. Celestun and Rio Lagartos are the habitat for hundreds of pink flamingos.  Along with the Mayan ruins, the Yucatan offers numerous beautiful natural environments. Why not take a ride in a small boat through the mangroves and see more of the natural beauty that the Yucatan has to offer.

 

 

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