The state of Yucatan which popularly known as “The land of the Mayas” is one of the best places to visit in Mexico especially if archeological sites and Maya history appeals to you.
Before it was conquered by the Spaniard conquistadors in the 16th century, the Yucatan was a home of the Maya civilization. Comparing it to the rest of Mexico, the Yucatan state is quite different as travelling this place is more relaxed and tranquil. There are a number of Mayan sites as well as other destinations to visit that will make you spoiled for choice; making Yucatan as Mexico’s most popular tourist destination.
Even though modern and colonial lifestyle is established in Yucatan yet the legacy of Mayas remains to create a sense of another world.
Chichen Itza, Coba, Dzibilchaltun, Edzna, Kabah, Mayapan, Tulum and Uxmal are the interesting archeological sites to explore in the Yucatan Peninsula. Much of the populations are descendants of the Mayans. Maya language in many places is still spoken while Spanish language is used mostly for business.
The weather averages 80 degrees all year round. Resorts of huge variety and ancient history makes visitors fascinated of the place.
A lot of tourists are surprised that Yucatan is chiefly Mayan despite the fact that those cities were abandoned before contact with Europeans. The culture, traditions, identity and the language of the Mayans continued to remain alive, most especially outside of the major cities. The white sand beaches and the crystal clear waters on the Caribbean lured millions of visitors from around the world to visit Mexico’s popular travel destination.
In nearly all parts of Yucatan Peninsula, caves and karst features are common. The cenote is the most notable karst feature. Cenote which is a sacred place for the Maya is taken from a Mayan word “dzonot” which means “cavity of water“. Cenotes are unique archeological formations which refer to subterranean chamber that contains permanent water. You can take a dip and cool down in its pristine waters and be revitalized.
The area is also abundant in tropical wildlife providing a lot of wildlife opportunities. It is a home to various species of parrots, jaguars and other amazing animals that are indigenous.
Aside from exploring the Mayan ruins, historic walk tours in the major cities of Yucatan are enjoyable and interesting. Merida and Valladolid are Yucatan’s major cities to visit if you fancy visiting Spanish-colonial structures like cathedrals, as well as visit museums, theatres and art galleries. There are also interesting and charming small towns to explore such as Progreso.
Chichen Itza which is incarnated as one of the Seven Wonders of the World is one of the best places to visit in the state of Yucatan. Here you will admire spectacular constructions such as Kukulcan Temple, El Castilo, El Observatorio, the Caracol and the largest ball court in the Mesoamerican region.
Yucatan never fails to surprise tourists, its natural beauty and magic will captivate you. Yuc Wonders Tour will give you the chance to wander and experience the wonderful things Yucatan has to offer.
These wonderful pictures are taken from our Yuc Wonders Tour. Enjoy!
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