Destinations

  • 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 Puuc Route south of Uxmal,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Magnificent Mayapán

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

  • The Caracol, or Observatory, of Chichen Itza

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

  • 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. ...

  • 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...

  • Day trip in Yucatan: The Puuc Route

    Since Chichén Itzá was named one of the...

  • Dzibilchaltun



    Dzibilchaltún is the "place where there is writing on the stones," referring to the many memorial stones found at the site.  Dzibilchaltún is...

  • Camping at the Caves and Ruins

    Our destination was the Calcehtok caves and the ruins at Oxkintoc. We started our trip at 6:30 PM. It is easy to get there by just following the...

  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites

    In this month's feature in our eco-tourism series, we will discuss the World Heritage Sites designated by UNESCO (United Nations Educational,...

  • Convent Route

    More enticing than ever, The Convent Route is a day trip that will take you somewhat off the beaten path and into the heart of the Yucatán....

  • Tulum

    Considered to be one of the most beautiful Mayan archaeological sites, Tulum is by no means the largest, but its location serves as a striking...

  • Day Trip: Tecoh Caves and Dzibilchaltun

    The other day my youngest daughter, son-in-law and I decided to take a day trip from our comfy beachfront rental and venture to Tecoh to see what...

  • Xcambo

    X'tampu is what the signs say that guide you to the Mayan site of Xcambó. The "x" is pronounced "sh" (shtam-poo and shcam-bow). For many years,...

  • Ek Balam



    The enormous elaborate Acropolis pyramid, located inside the Mayan site of Ek Balam, is a striking sight after driving miles through the...

  • Edzna, Campeche



    The origen of the Itzá is from the Chontal lineage. Because it was such a large group, people from other settlements referred to all the...

  • Calakmul and Champoton

    Far inside the jungle of the southern part of the state of Campeche, explorer Cyrus Longworth Lundell discovered...

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