Destinations

  • San Ildefonso Cathedral

    If you are like most people, you probably admire the magnificence of such a simple and exquisite building as the Cathedral in the city of Mérida. But do you know all of the history that surrounds it?

    The Cathedral of San Ildefonso receives its name from when it was assigned to the head of...

  • Merida

    Mérida, a city of about 831,000 people (2010 census), is a wonderful mixture of colonial city and cosmopolitan destination...

  • Izamal



    Now doesn’t that sound wonderful? Magical towns? Yes, Mexico has 35 towns that are considered magical and one of them is here in the Yucatán… just...

  • Valladolid

    Located halfway (two hours from each) between Mérida and Cancún, Valladolid, newly-named...

  • The Arch at Labná

    Labná, once a city of some 1,500 to 2,800 people and inhabited between 750 to 1,000 AD, is located on the...

  • Chichen Itza

    The famous Mayan pyramids of Chichén-Itzá are over 1500 years old and are located only 75 miles from Mérida. The...

  • New Tourist Route Mérida- Dzibilchaltún

    Right here in the municipality of Mérida, 15 km. north of the city on the way to Progreso, is the eco-archaeological park of Dzibilchaltún and the...

  • Izamal: More Magical Than Ever

    There are no stoplights, speed bumps, no chain convenience stores, no banks, no traffic, no noisy motorcycles, no chain restaurants or hotels, and...

  • Sisal, Relaxation Within Reach

    It takes only 40 minutes to get from Mérida to the fishing village of Sisal. Three different roads link Mérida with Hunucmá, and from there one...

  • Nightlife in Mérida

    What to see, what to do, where to go in Mérida at night... Nightlife in Mérida:

    Name the night of the week you want to go out on the town...

  • Magical Valladolid

    The lead photo is a night shot of Valladolid, including the Church of San Servacio on the main plaza....

  • Things to do in Mérida

    What to see in Mérida? What to do in Mérida? and What are the activities in Mérida? are the basic questions when planning a trip to the Yucatán....

  • Rio Lagartos

    In Yucatán there are no true rivers above ground, only formations called rías, which are entries from the ocean to the coast, forming canals with...

  • Dzilam de Bravo

    The Parque San Felipe offers one of the most unspoiled and spectacular bird watching areas in the Yucatán - and much more. Formerly difficult to...

  • Palenque and Calakmul: Two Mayan Sites of Incomparable Beauty

    Traveling is endlessly fascinating and México is a land blessed with fabulous places to visit.  Of these, Palenque,...

  • Equinox

    On March 21st and September 21st you can witness the incredible accuracy of Mayan astronomy as it was integrated into architecture. 
The Mayas...

  • A Little Trip to Playa del Carmen

    Sometimes we need a little break to get away from everyday life to recharge our batteries a bit and take some time out. We decided to take a...

  • Face to Face: Jessica Winkler

    Sometimes the most negative situations can motivate a person to achieve great things. Jessica Winkler is a true example of this: while living in...

  • Whale Sharks

    Whale Shark season on Isla Holbox is from May 15th until September 15th. Click...

  • Real Estate - Beach Homes

    Less than 35 minutes from Mérida lies another world - La Costa Esmeralda - the Emerald Coast. The north coast of...

  • Magnificent Mayapán

    Beyond the crowds at the New World Wonder Chichén Itzá and the lush jungle setting of...

  • The Path to Cenotillo

    In 2007 we drove our truck from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada through Mexico along the western coastal roads. We were looking for some place...

  • Progreso

    In its role as the hub of Yucatán’s coastal communities, Progreso is something of a paradox. Its laid-back ambience is still appealing most of the...

  • The Caracol, or Observatory, of Chichen Itza

    If you enter the site of Chichén Itzá from the back entrance, by the...

  • Hacienda Xcanatun

    Many Mérida residents consider restaurant Casa de Piedra at Hacienda Xcanatún as one of the “must’s...

  • Frozen in Time: Hacienda Yaxcopoil

    One of the most striking edifices which demonstrates the grandeur of the henequén boom, architectural imprint of the colonial era in Yucatán,...

  • Mayan Ruins at Cobá --Day Trip from the Riviera Maya

    by Denise Ackerly

    Visiting the ancient Mayan ruins are on everyone's "must-do" list when they visit the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. ...

  • Loltún Caves

    Its name is derived from two Mayan words, LOL (flower) and TUN (stone). Located in the hilly...

  • Beach House For Sale in Telchac Puerto

    Villa Azzurra

    Perched on a soft, peaceful beach on Yucatan's Gulf of Mexico coast, Villa Azzurra is the ultimate in peaceful beach living....

  • Private Villas in Izamal

    If you are looking for a different kind of lodging, with privacy, in a pretty, peaceful town, with the authentic feeling of Mexico at its best,...

  • Uxmal



    Uxmal (OOSH-mahl) means "'built three times" in the Mayan language, and though its name is a mystery, its beauty is not. As a World Heritage site...

  • Puuc Route

    The Puuc Route, or Ruta Puuc, is an interesting and obligatory trip when you come to Yucatán. Just 80 km. south of...

  • Hacienda Petac



    Hacienda Petac is something truly out of the ordinary. It offers the gold standard in private vacation rental for groups of up to 14 family...

  • Alacranes Reef

    Located 100 km. due north of Progreso at Lat./Long. 22.5 / -89.7  it is always a spectacular surprise to see the group of five atolls...

  • Haciendas in Yucatan

    Haciendas in Mexico were the basis of an economic system begun by the Spaniards in the 16th century, similar to the feudal system of Europe. They...

  • Merida Hostels and Frugal Hotels

    If you're a flexible traveler and don't need a chocolate mint on your pillow to have a relaxing and memorable vacation, hostels are a great...

  • The Surprises of Homun

    It was 11 am and we decided to go to Cuzamá, but after consulting the map we continued on...

  • Hacienda Santa Rosa

    We are fortunate to have some of the most magnificent, unique luxury accommodation in the world:...

  • Technotel Beach

    The Gulf coast of Yucatán is attractive to many because it is still relatively undeveloped. However, this also means that hotel accommodation has...

  • Cenotes, Underwater Sinkholes

    The natural wonders of the state of Yucatán are innumerable and some of the most important and unusual are the cenotes, or sinkholes. It is...

  • Temple and ex-Convent Santo Domingo

    The quirky but lovely temple and ex-convent of Santo Domingo is in Uayma, a small town of 3800 inhabitants about 15 km. northwest of...

  • Beaches of Quintana Roo

    Cancún
    Known as one of the most popular tourist resorts in the world, Cancún was nothing but a sleepy fishing village until...

  • Paseo de Montejo Trust

    All the travel guidebooks talk about Paseo de Montejo as the “Champs...

  • Rosas & Xocolate

    Mérida is the setting for something special: the Hotel Rosas & Xocolate on...

  • Day trip in Yucatan: The Puuc Route

    Since Chichén Itzá was named one of the...

  • Hotel Macan che Bed & Breakfast

    As their slogan says, Izamal is “so much more than a day trip.” And with that in mind, if you are...

  • The Christ of Sitilpech

    In a Catholic world in the process of consolidation, searching for means of expression, religious images are key. The evangelist mission of the...

  • The Virgin of Izamal

    Father Bernardo de Lizana wrote in the pages of the “Dictionary of Our Lady of Izamal and the...

  • Sotuta de Peon - Live Hacienda - Village Resort

    Every traveler to Yucatán should include a visit to one of the many haciendas in the region, most of which at one time were part of the history of...

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