Estado de Yucatán Travel Guide

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    Refreshing swim in the cenote.
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Mérida

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317,628,73

Ruinas Chichén-Itzá

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473,1252,0

Progreso

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49,94,0

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

Izamal

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25,50,1

Celestùn

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29,49,5

Chichén-Itzá

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30,106,5

Chuburná

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3,17,0

Uaymitun

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0,2,0

Dzibilchaltùn

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18,28,0

Chicxulub

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1,1,0

Chelem

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1,4,0

Hunucmá

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0,9,0

Oxkutzcab

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5,15,0

Mayapán

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7,20,0

Labna

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8,22,0

Kabah

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9,27,0

Ikil

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2,21,0

Sisal

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Río Lagartos

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3,10,0

Uxmal

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0,3,7

Tizimín

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3,2,0

Tixkokob

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0,11,2

Ticul

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5,2,0

Telchac Puerto

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0,0,1

Muna

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1,1,0

Motul de Felipe Carrillo Puerto

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Mérida

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  • Solo caballeros

    Mérida Local Customs

    Leaving Merida to Uxmal, we stopped in a restaurant with two different spaces. No, it was not smokers or non smokers, it was "only men" and common area. It was the only time that I saw that kind of segregation in America, and found it so funny, that... I had a severe distraction. My son Tito ate a salad, and, in the next morning he was over 40º,...

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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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  • Main St. Restaurant & Bar

    Mérida Restaurants

    Had lunch at this restaurant during our cruise shore excursion. We ordered margaritas and chicken fajitas. The fajitas were tasty, but not like in the states - the chicken, peppers and onions were not grilled, but instead stewed. We sat outside under an umbrella in the park, and it was very nice. The lunch and margarita came to $17 USD, and the...

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Ruinas Chichén-Itzá

  • 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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  • Local Iguanas

    Ruinas Chichén-Itzá Favorites

    Traveling around the world, I always miss my dogs that are waiting for me at home. So I am glad of any opportunity to talk with local animals. In Chichen Itza my interlocutors were iguanas and birds.I especially liked the iguanas. They were very in harmony with ancient ruins and I had the impression that they knew all about the people who had lived...

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Progreso

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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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  • When you're craving red meat....

    Progreso Restaurants

    Casa Isidora provides good restaurant facilities in a warm and welcoming setting. The venue is located in a beautifully restored Spanish mansion that also accommodates overnight guests. It is run by a Canadian and American who have relocated to Progreso, and are both a fountain of local information. Once you order your meal, you're free to use the...

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  • Visit the Mayan ruins at Dzibilchaltun

    Progreso Things to Do

    Dzibilchaltun offers a museum of the Mayan people, an archeological site, a park and a cenote (a sink hole). We arrived early in the morning and had the whole site to ourselves. We hired a guide for our group of 6 and she was very knowledgeable and thorough in explaining the spring and fall equinox in relation to the temple and the importance to...

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Valladolid

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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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  • 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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  • Dzitnup cenote

    Valladolid Things to Do

    In Yucatan water flows quickly to a low level, being accessible through big holes called cenotes. We visited this one, a big cave with a natural pool inside. It was cool, and no one risked a swim, but there was someone doing it.

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Ruinas Uxmal

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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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  • Physical condition

    Ruinas Uxmal Warnings and Dangers

    Though nested in the jungle, the ruins are very large, needing long walks under the sun. Be prepared with good walking shoes, hat, sunglasses and water, or you risk to feel uncomfortable. And check your physical condition - climbing to pyramids is as tough as... descending them!

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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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Izamal

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  • 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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  • Hotel Macanche Bed & Breakfast

    Izamal Hotels

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

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Horse & buggy tour around town

    Izamal Things to Do

    This is a great way to see the town and the acheological sites. If you go by foot the sites are a fair distance and it's HOT here, so it's well worth the 80 pesos for 1/2 hour. Your guide will give you explanations in Spanish and then drop you off wherever you want, you can get out and take photos.The buggies are covered so you are out of the...

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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 (Km. 10 de la...

    Celestùn Hotels

    Km. 10 de la Antigua Carretera s Sisal Xixim

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3.5 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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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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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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Chelem

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    Here is classic to eat Fried fish, and it's a reason to come here..... All the restaurants prepare fish and you choose your own fish and they cook it for you...

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