By Violeta H. Cantarell
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 abundant aquatic vegetation called mangroves.
Its name is derived from two Mayan words, LOL (flower) and TUN (stone). Located in the hilly Puuc region, 110 km. southeast of Mérida, these are the largest caves on the peninsula. They are also the ones that are the most studied. Evidence has been found here of human contact going back 7,000 years. Mammoth, bison, feline and deer bones have been found in the caves, along with fresco paintings on the walls.
The natural wonders of the state of Yucatán are innumerable and some of the most important and unusual are the cenotes, or sinkholes.
The natural wonders of the state of Yucatán are countless and some of the most important and unusual are the cenotes or sink holes.
If you are looking to do something different, something the whole world has not done yet, and you have already visited Mayan ruins, Mérida's Centro Historico, and the downtown market, the coast of the Gulf of Mexico should be your next stop. All along the Yucatecan coast of the Gulf of Mexico, you will find beaches, lazy beach towns, delicious restaurants and many different kinds of eco-tourism adventures.
San Crisanto is a small fishing village located 52 km. east of Progreso, and 10 km. past Telchac Puerto. It is characterized by its abundant production of coconut trees, which has led it to become known as the host of the Annual Coconut Festival, where this fruit is offered in various desserts made by local producers.