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YUCATÁN PENINSULA                                                                                                                      Printer friendly version


By the 19th century, Yucatán was already world-renowned for its archeological treasures and for the War of the Castes, waged during the second half of that century. The archaeological findings in the area have been extremely important events and most of the tourists that come to México take the opportunity of visiting Chichén-Itzá and Uxmal, perfect examples of the development achieved by the Mayans in that region. The lowlands of Yucatán, consisting of a plate of limestone rock, have many other attractions, such as the limestone sinkholes and warm beaches with fine white sand, such as Cancún and the Riviera Maya that few would wish to miss

Those interested in exploring the colonial era will find beautiful examples in Campeche and Mérida. Its warm climate, friendly people and sophisticated cuisine make this an extremely attractive resort.

The legendary land of the Maya is located in the north of the peninsula after which it is named and which it shares with Campeche and Quintana Roo; it is washed by the Gulf of México in the north. Yucatán forms part of the Mayan world, vestiges of which can be found throughout its territory, particularly in Chichén-Itzá and along the Puuc Route.

It also contains colonial cities such as Mérida, Valladolid and Izamal, as well as the remains of elegant sisal haciendas, some of which have been restored and converted into hotels. The state is dotted with Mayan villages whose handicrafts, religious rites, traditions and ancient customs contribute to its magical attraction.

The combinations of its warm, sub-humid and warm, medium-dry climate have produced forest surroundings that support a wide range of fauna. The lack of surface rivers means that it obtains water from a complex system of underground rivers and limestone sinkholes. Yucatán also offers beaches, traditional fiestas, fairs and exquisite food.

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Yucatan, Maxcanu, Mayan House - Photo by German-Murillo Echavarria 0405

Mayan House in Maxcanú

Yucatan, Conkal, Cathedral - Photo by German Murillo-Echavarria 0405
The Cathedral at Conkal