Estado de Yucatán Travel Guide

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Mérida

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351,710,73

Ruinas Chichén-Itzá

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473,1252,0

Progreso

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50,95,0

Valladolid

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95,283,7

Ruinas Uxmal

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111,406,0

Ek Balam

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25,136,0

Celestùn

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29,49,5

Izamal

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26,50,1

Chichén-Itzá

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30,106,5

Chuburná

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3,17,0

Mayapán

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7,20,0

Dzibilchaltùn

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18,31,0

Chicxulub

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1,1,0

Río Lagartos

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3,10,0

Oxkutzcab

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5,15,0

Tizimín

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3,2,0

Muna

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1,1,0

Kabah

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9,27,0

El Cuyo

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0,6,0

Uaymitun

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0,2,0

Telchac Puerto

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0,0,1

Tecoh

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0,11,0

Sayil

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9,15,0

Santa Elena

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2,13,0

Quintana Roo

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1,1,8

Labna

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8,22,0

Ikil

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2,21,0

Colonia Yucatán

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2,2,1

Mérida

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  • Other churches in Mérida

    Mérida Things to Do

    Mérida has plenty of lovely historic churches that are worth taking a look at. In the city's historic district alone (Centro), there are at least a dozen churches that can be visited on foot. None of the ones I visited were as heavily decorated with stained-glass windows or fancy art work as I have come to expect from Catholic churches; instead,...

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  • Luz En Yucatan

    Mérida Hotels

    I had a wonderful stay at the beautiful hotel in the center of Merida. The rooms are all unique and...

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  • La Quinta Montes Molina

    Mérida Things to Do

    This gorgeous residence was predominantly built in the French Neoclassical style at the turn of the 20th century as a wedding gift to Aurelio Portuondo y Barcelo and his bride Josefa de Regil Casares. After Aurelio and Josefa moved to Havana, Cuba, the house was bought by Avelino Montes Linaje, a successful businessman involved in the commerce of...

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Ruinas Chichén-Itzá

  • Kukulcan Pyramid

    Ruinas Chichén-Itzá Things to Do

    Known locally as "lo castillho", Spanish word for castle, this high and steep pyramid was a temple dedicated to Kukulcan. Carefully restored it must be the most known Maya monument, dominating a large yard with several other interesting buildings. Built after the 11th century, it was used to sacrifices and you will not escape from listening...

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  • Think about the descent

    Ruinas Chichén-Itzá Warnings and Dangers

    It's a temptation, climbing to the pyramid! However, you may be warned that, once in the top, everything changes: the steps are narrow and steep. Once up there, you turn back, and before a deep breed with the clouds giving the sensation that you are in a bouncing platform, it will seem that the steps... were gone, replaced by a long and extremely...

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  • Erich von Däniken's "Maya Astronauts"

    Ruinas Chichén-Itzá Favorites

    If you are older than 55 you must remember "Chariots of the Gods" by Erich von Däniken. When in 1970 I saw the West German documentary film “Chariots of the Gods” (in Russian “Memories of the Future”) that was based on Erich von Däniken's 1968 best seller, "Chariots of the Gods", I learnt for the first time about Chichen Itza and a relief of "Maya...

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Progreso

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  • YucatanCenote

    Progreso Things to Do

    Natural beauty abounds in the Yucatan. Experience exhilarating outdoor adventures. Imagine climbing ancient pyramids or leaping into a crystal clear Cenote lit only by a beam of sunlight. There are thousands of Cenotes in the Yucatan and no two are the same! Escape from the crowds of tourists and treat yourself to an adventure of a lifetime....

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  • Cenote Adventures and More !!!

    Progreso Things to Do

    Natural beauty abounds in the Yucatan. Experience exhilarating outdoor adventures. Imagine climbing ancient pyramids or leaping into a crystal clear Cenote lit only by a beam of sunlight. There are thousands of Cenotes in the Yucatan and no two are the same!Escape from the crowds of tourists and treat yourself to an adventure of a lifetime....

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  • Shore excursions in Progreso, Yucatan

    Progreso Things to Do

    You can book most of the excursions offered on the ship right in Progreso. Take the free shuttle along the 5 mile pier to town and when you get off, there will many a salesperson offering trips. Autoprogreso is your best bet, as they are also the ones doing the tours being sold on the ship (at a higher price in most cases!) You will be back in time...

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Valladolid

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  • City centre

    Valladolid Things to Do

    This calm city, displayed around a central garden bordered by the church and some typical buildings, was a good opportunity to start living real Mexico, after a week in the artificial paradise of Cancun.

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  • El Meson del Marques

    Valladolid Hotels

    The rooms are comfortable and reasonable. Public restaraunt is built around the 1st courtyard and...

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  • Nice experience

    Valladolid Restaurants

    We stopped in Valladolid in our way inland, just for lunch. With kids, difficult to adapt to strange food, we tried to choose a good restaurant, and found one in the main square, close to the church and city hall. We had a good lunch, a moderate price, and the kids also enjoyed the meal. And that is good.

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Ruinas Uxmal

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  • Museum

    Ruinas Uxmal Things to Do

    I was so impressed by Uxmal (the site, the ruins, the preserved nature around them...) that I only had a quick look at the objects displayed in the visitor center. My fault, justifying the warning - don't imitate me, and try to see with attention the small objects collected from the ruins.

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  • Playground

    Ruinas Uxmal Things to Do

    Well preserved, this playground allows us to understand easily how the game was played. However, with so small and so high rings the score should be very far from the actual basketball values, and, if we remember that the usual award in these games was... life...

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  • The observatory

    Ruinas Uxmal Things to Do

    I couldn't get an answer to a couple of buildings clearly... out of context. One of them explained as... "maybe an observatory", another one a ruin of a spanish church. Still waiting to be classified, they said!

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Ek Balam

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  • El Trono

    Ek Balam Things to Do

    The Acropolis houses the possible tomb of king Ukit Kan Le'k Tok', who ruled from 770 (the starting year of the “height” of this city) to 797 or 802 CE.This is the temple in which Ukit Kan Le'k Tok' is supposedly buried, called El Trono (‘The Throne’). The doorway is in the shape of a monster-like mouth, probably depicting a jaguar. One of the most...

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  • Acropolis

    Ek Balam Things to Do

    Structure 1 or the Acropolis on the North side of the site is the largest structure at Ek' Balam and is believed to contain the tomb of Ukit Kan Le'k Tok', an important ruler in Ek’ Balam. Excavations on it began in 1998, when it was just a mound. The structure has 525 ft. (160 m.) of length, 230 ft. (70m.) of width and 102 ft. (31 m.) of height....

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  • Twins and Ballcourt

    Ek Balam Things to Do

    On the South Plaza you will also see the Twins atop of which there are two mirroring temples on either side.Facing Structure 17 is Stela 1. This monument depicts a ruler of Ek Balam, probably Ukit Jol Ahkul.Another attractive structure is the Ballcourt.You can watch my photo of Ek' Balam on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates...

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Celestùn

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  • Explore Ria Celestun

    Celestùn Things to Do

    The thing to do in Celestun is definitely the boat tour of the Ria Celestun and nature reserve. We used the official Yucatan "Cultur" tour services immediately over and to the left of the bridge. It was a little pricey, although I can not recall exactly how much, but it was well worth it. Our guide was very friendly, knowledgeable, and his English...

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  • Hotel Eco Paraiso Xixim

    Celestùn Hotels

    KM 10 DEL VIEJO CAMINO A SISAL, Celestun, YU 97000

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Good Food... Great Drinks!

    Celestùn Restaurants

    After another unbearably hot day in Mexico, our taste buds and thrust led us to this attractive restaurant on the gulf in Celestun. It is a large open place with the sea breeze liberally blowing through it, and we had a great view of the water from our table. Our cold Pina Colada's really hit the spot. There is a multitude of fresh sea food dishes...

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Izamal

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  • Enchanting Mayan/ Colonial City

    Izamal Things to Do

    My family and friends will be staying overnight for a fourth time. Each stay we discover something new in beautiful city. The 1st visit should have been a disaster, but it wasn't. We showed up at Hotel Macanche with my mom in a cast for her newly broken ankle. The owner called the city director or someone like that. They had a wheel chair at the...

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  • Hotel Macanche Bed & Breakfast

    Izamal Hotels

    Calle 22 x 33 y 35, Izamal, Yucatan, 97540, Mexico

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • visit the near twon hoctum

    Izamal Things to Do

    visit the church, the main square, the municipality, the local store. Hoctun, a town in the middle of the road Her name means pure, traditional, where the stone is started, as the result of the voices Hoc, uprooting or safar and tun, stone. Its foundation was started from 1821 when Yucatan declares independence from the Spanish Crown.

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Chichén-Itzá

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  • Cool off in a Cenote

    Chichén-Itzá Things to Do

    Cenotes or sinkholes were places that the ancient Mayans got their fresh water from and they even used some as sacrificial wells for their victims! Not sure if this is what happened here in the Blue Cenote located inside the Ik Kil Eco-Archaeological Park. You'd need to descend several wide stone steps down to the water's edge where you can then...

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  • The Lodge at Chichen Itza

    Chichén-Itzá Hotels

    Km 120 Carretera, Chichen Itza, Yucatan, 97751, Mexico

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Chichen Itza

    Chichén-Itzá Things to Do

    Took a tour of Chichen Itza while on a Caribbean cruise .The pictures do not do this site justice.The remains of Chichen Itza have emerged after the cutting back the jungle that had swallowed the site for centuries. The archaeologist have worked for many years to restore some of the site .

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Chuburná

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  • Visit the Lagoon

    Chuburná Things to Do

    A long lagoon borders the backsides of Chuburna, Chelem, and Yulculpetan. It is home to many waterbirds, among them herons, egrets, and eagles. For as little as 100 pesos (though if you've enjoyed yourself a tip is appreciated) a local will take you out in a little pole-propelled boat for a couple of hours. In addition to the birds you may see...

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  • Small Wheel Van From The Port To The...

    Chuburná Transportation

    Oh well, this is an experience, if you don't have a car and you plan to be really really away from everything in these towns here the the way to get there..From Merida: Take the bus to Progreso. Departure: every 15 - 20 minutes. $12 Pesos One way.From Progreso: Right on the corner from the bus drops you, you must ask for churburna vans, they cost 8...

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  • Fresh Fish On The Beach

    Chuburná Restaurants

    I have enjoyed a very delicious cold drink while enjoying a tasty fresh fish brought from the sea.The food is okay, service is kind of average, but the view is worth.They have a filtered pool for the kids to play, it is also a hotel.

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Mayapán

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  • Buildings and Buildings

    Mayapán Things to Do

    Even though Mayapan is smaller in comparison to other sites, it still has many Mayan buildings. A lot of the buildings are in disarray, but the government is working to rebuild the site. Many of the buildings as well have not yet been unearthed from the surrounding landscape. To learn more about Mayapan, please use the web site link below

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  • The Observatory

    Mayapán Things to Do

    This would have been used for astrological purposes, you can go inside and see how the walls slope in to the roof. There are also some fresco fragments in niches

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  • Local bus from Merida

    Mayapán Transportation

    The bus to Mayapan leaves from the bus station on Calle 67 between 50 and 52. As Mayapan is en route to lots of other places on the Convent ruote, buses leave about every hour, I got one at 9.30 which arrived about 10.50. It's a roundabout route through each small village - stay awake for Acanceh which has a pyramid right on the town square.Coming...

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Dzibilchaltùn

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  • Swimming in the cenote

    Dzibilchaltùn Warnings and Dangers

    Most cenotes stay underground, dark and mild. Here, the cenote is in the open air, and people uses it to swim, which is allowed. We did it, but I'm always afraid of stopped sweet waters, and warned the children to imitate me, never letting the water go up the neck, protecting ears, eyes and mouth. We had no problem, but Tito, two days later,...

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  • The Ruins

    Dzibilchaltùn Things to Do

    There's a lot of history about these ruins (maybe more than in the other) and also some legends, generally concerning astronomic relationships. There is, indeed, a planned alignment in the buildings that, at least, illustrates the elaborated explanations of the local guide that collects you at the entrance.They say that this is one of the largest...

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  • Cenote

    Dzibilchaltùn Things to Do

    One thing that makes Dzibilchaltun different from the other ruins is the presence of a cenote in the open air. Walking the long distance to the Seven dolls, under the strong sun, invites to dive in the clear waters, in the way back, and... you may.We did it, as most visitors do.

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Río Lagartos

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  • Wild Life

    Río Lagartos Things to Do

    Flamingos are the highlight that drags the few visitors of Rio Lagartos, but all around you, the nature is dominant, with birds, lizards, snakes, and even a strange crab that seems coming out of a prehistoric movie. But it's real.

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  • Boat Trip

    Río Lagartos Things to Do

    Flamingos are the attraction that calls everyone to the lagoon. However, the trip to the place is not a wasted time, and if you have the luck to have a storm in the horizon, as we had, than you'll be conquered by the strong contrasts of surreal colors... as we were.

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  • Flamingos

    Río Lagartos Things to Do

    What a show! The boat's motor is off, approaching in a silent paddling, and, suddenly, a pink cloud wings the sky, in a synchronized ballet, to lay down some meters ahead. Unforgettable!

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Oxkutzcab

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  • Cave isn't worth it...

    Oxkutzcab Warnings and Dangers

    The tour of the Loltun Cave is overpriced. You pay for parking, a fee to the federal government, the state government, and then you have to pay for a guide to enter! If you happy with shelling out nearly $20 a person, then this is the place for you. Otherwise, skip this palce and save your money for a cenote. At least you can swim there.

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  • Grata Tours

    Oxkutzcab Things to Do

    Several tours of Loltun Caves are given daily, seven days a week. I believe they started as early as 9:00 am. The last tour is 4:00 pm. Tours are given in English and Spanish. The Spanish tours have larger groups - around 50 or so. The English tours groups are smaller, but you will be made to feel obligated to cough up a "voluntary" tip of 450...

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  • Confusing highways

    Oxkutzcab Warnings and Dangers

    Getting to Loltun after visitng Uxmal wasn't too bad. We just followed the Ruta Puuc signs past Kabah, Sayil and Labna until we reached Loltun. On the other hand, we had a devil of a time trying to find our way back to Merida from Loltun. What should have been a 90 minute trip took us 3 hours. First, we did a 30 minute loop leaving the caves and...

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