The state of Yucatán not only has many Mayan pyramids, various colonial cities and 250 km. of sandy beaches, it also has some 900,000 acres of cattle, horse and grain country. This area of agriculture and animal husbandry, located around the bustling small city of Tizimín is located in the northeast part of the state, 160 km. east of Merida, 50 km. north of Valladolid, 200 km. west of Cancún and 40 km. south of Ria Lagartos. Tizimín is close to Mayan pyramids and numerous cenotes, one named Kikil in particular.

Tizimín, which means "tapir or Danta" (the sacred animal and totemic of the supreme God of the Maya), was founded by the Spanish Franciscan priest conquerors in 1544. It is also known as "The City of Kings.”

Tizimín is a place that has not yet been discovered by most tourists. You will find comfortable hotels, restaurants serving a varied cuisine, and travel agencies promoting tours to the nearby sites. Visiting Tizimín will allow you to observe life in a real Mayan town.

From December 31 to January 10, with January 6th being the climax of activities, Tizimín is alive with fiesta as they celebrate the Three Kings of biblical times: Melcher, Gaspar and Baltazar. The festivities that include masses, pilgrimages, parades, bullfights, cattle shows, and agro-industrial-commercial exhibitions, go on for more than a week. The devotion to the Three Kings is strong throughout the peninsula and pilgrims come from miles away for this celebration.

The nearby Mayan pyramids include Ek-Balam, a beautiful site with ongoing excavations.

Another Mayan site is the fairly unknown Kuluba, located southwest of Tizimín.

The land surrounding Tizimín is flat and fertile, unlike the rest of the peninsula, which has very little soil covering a limestone shelf. This fertile land, and the rainy season from June to October, support the grasses and grains for the cattle and also a busy lumber industry. Precious wood trees, such as cedar, jabin, tzalam, chacte, bojom, zapote and others are lumbered in Tizimín.

To reach Tizimín, take the cuota road to Valladolid, and then follow the signs north. Also you can take a collective taxi in Merida at calle 65 x 52 and 54.



John Hull

I don't have any contact info for him, but I found this article online: http://www.evansvilleliving.com/currentissue/mar2009/feature1.html


need e mail address in tizimin for bus service from airport

need an e mail contact with person or agency in tizimin for advice on bus trasportation from airport to tizimin i presume best international airport is pureto juarez/cancun thank you


bus info

Yes, your best bet is to fly into Cancun. From Cancun airport take a taxi to the Cancun bus station. There are several buses per day from Cancun to Tizimin, the schedule varies, what is your travel date?


coming home soon

a young man from Tizimin is coming home soon. Unfortunatley he is now paralyzed. The employees at the sending hospital want to know what type of post hospital care there will be available for him in Tizimin. We recently found out he does have family there. Is there a rehabilitation facility or home care services, i.e. p.t., and will he be able to receive it. Any thoughts or information would be helpful. Thank You.



What is Jon Hulls address4 there in Mexico? He was originally from Princeton Indiana.

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