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.

Top Tours & Activities in Yucatán

From Mérida: Full Day Trip To Chichén Itzá With Drop Off In Cancun

This is the best way to go from Mérida to Cancun and stop in Chichen Itzá for a guided visit on thw way. Small group tour. Lunch and professional guide included.

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From Mérida To Tulum Or Playa Del Carmen: Visit Chichén Itzá Wonder Of The World

Full day tour from Mérida to Chichén Itzá with lunch included. Drop off in Tulum or Playa del Carmen.

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3 Days Of Gastronomy And Culture In Yucatan, Mexico

From the most typical food in the state of Yucatan, to the most gourmet dishes, you will be able to enjoy the different flavors that the Mayan land offers you

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From Mérida: 3 Days In Love In The White Mérida City

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 learn about the henequen fiber process and you will be able to bathe in a magnificent cenote.

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From Mérida: Full-Day Guided Excursion To Chichén Itzá, Cenote Ikkil And Izamal

Tour to Chichén Itzá, one of the 7 New Wonders of the Modern World, ancient capital of the Mayan Empire and the most important archaeological zone of Mexico. Dare to know the past and discover the most important cultural center of the Mayan civilization.

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4 Days Of Ecotourism In Yucatan, Mexico

In ecotourism you can observe birds, swim in the fresh waters of the mystic Mayan cenotes, practice cave diving, cross the mangroves, attend the Mayan ceremonies, make mountain bike tours, go kayaking and fish , these are some of the activities you can do in the company of your family and spend a different and unforgettable holiday.

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From Mérida: Day Tour To Acanceh, Mayapan And Cenotes In Yucatán

Just 21 km southeast of the city of Merida, is the majestic village of Acanceh, one of those extraordinary places where the previous and subsequent to the conquest is intermingled. Our attention is drawn to the colonial church of the eighteenth century, which was built on the basis of the Mayan temple on its left, which is substantially intact.

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From Mérida: Full-Day Tour To Discover Puuc Route And Loltun Caves

Surprise yourself with the wonderful formations of the grottos of Loltún and travel the Puuc Route learning about the Mayan civilization.The Puuc Route is considered a Mayan treasure in the southern state of Yucatan. To know this route is a journey to the era of the greatest stone sculptors.

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