Welcome to Yucatán

Yucatán, estado (state), southeastern Mexico. Occupying part of the northern Yucatán Peninsula, it is bounded to the north by the Gulf of Mexico, to the east and southeast by the state of Quintana Roo, and to the southwest and west by the state of Campeche. The state capital and chief commercial centre is Mérida. The state’s relief includes coastal wetlands, semiarid hills and plains, and limestone lowlands dotted with cenotes (water-filled sinkholes). In pre-Hispanic times the peninsula was an Olmec and Maya cultural hearth, as evidenced by the monumental ruins of Chichén Itzá and Uxmal; each has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site, in 1988 and 1996, respectively. Among the other numerous ruined cities are Chumul, Ek Balam, and Sayil. Strong resistance to the Spanish conquest lasted in the area from 1527 until the 1540s. Yucatán occupied the entire peninsula when it became a state in 1824, but following a series of insurrections, its territory was reduced with the loss of Campeche in 1857 (ratified in 1858) and Quintana Roo in 1902. Later boundary changes reduced the state to its present size.

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3 Days In Love In The White Mérida City, Mexico

Merida, is a beautiful colonial city full of culture, history and really lovely people. What better place to spend a weekend with your partner. You will sleep in a hacienda full of history and surprises, you will enjoy a romantic dinner with your partner, and in addition to this, you will learn about the henequen fiber process and you will be able to bathe in a magnificent cenote.

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4 Days Of Minitour In Yucatan, Mexico

On this tour you can learn more about the Mayan culture, visiting the archaeological sites of Chichen Itza and Uxmal

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4 Days Of The Best Of Merida, Mexico

Mérida, Ciudad Blanca, in the year 2017 is for the second time the American Capital of Culture. This will allow you to enjoy free cultural events throughout the year in the parks, theaters and streets of the city.

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From Mérida: Full-Day Tour To Izamal, The City Of The Three Cultures

In this town, called the city of the three cultures, traces of the pre-Hispanic past, the colonial era and contemporary life are combined. Among its attractions there are five pyramids, the most important Kinich Kakmo.Visit the Ex-Convent of San Antonio de Padua, another of the main sites of interest, built with the stones of a Mayan construction on which it stands.

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5 Days Of Flamingos, Henequen And Mayan Culture, Mexico

In the Yucatan peninsula you can visit the most important archaeological sites without having to travel great distances, visiting Chichén Itza or be surprised with the beauty of Uxmal

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7 Days Discovering Yucatán Tour: Mérida, Izamal And Cancún

Being on vacation in the Riviera Maya gives you the unique opportunity to visit the picturesque colonial cities and magical towns in the State of Yucatan, as well as the experience of its rich history. Discover the magic of the country, leave the beach for a day and book one of our excursions to the magical cities in Yucatan. Get to know the culture and traditions of Mexico!

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6 Days Of Diverse Yucatán Tour

Chichén Itzá It is a habitat for the largest flock of flamingos in Mexico. In addition, we have identified 395 different bird species in ría Lagartos biosphere reserve, boat ride (2-2:30 hrs in duration) for the mangroves on the estuary of the reserve to observe flamingos, other species of birds and crocodiles.

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5 Days Of Landscapes In White And Pink, Mexico

The Mayan civilization was one of the most advanced and sophisticated cultures of the Western Hemisphere before the arrival of Europeans in America. It flourished during the years 300 to 900 AD and once consisted of about 40 cities in the region comprising southern Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and northern Belize.

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Language
Spanish
Currency
Mexican peso
Time Zone
UTC-05:00
Country Phone Code
+52
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