Yucatan - Mexico

Yucatan is one of the 31 states of Mexico, located on the north of the Yucatan Peninsula. The term the Yucatan refers to the three states on the peninsula: Yucatan, Campeche, and Quintana Roo; all three modern states were formerly part of the larger historic state of Yucatan in the 19th century.

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phd? :

We will be in Yucatan in Christmas break for 8 days, we are not sure how many nights to spend in which city. Can someone give good tips about traveling in Yucatan peninsula. Which cities are must and how many nights to sped on each??

Raymond R :
"Yucatan is cool. You are better off looking at the beaches South of Cancun. That is kind of a Miami Beach South. Do yourself a favor and buy a definitive book from Amazon.com about 'The Mexican Riviera'. Any action at all will be found in Cancun, true, but the string of beaches running south are laid back, cool, and attract people like yourself. And don't forget the interior. Impressive Mayan ruins. Rent a car."
Rockin' Mel S :
"If you are looking for beach then the first answer is good. (except that Mexican Riviera is typically west coast, he means Mayan Riviera). If you are looking for Colonial Cities than Merida, Valladolid and Itzamal are good. I haven't personally made it to Campeche yet but that's another city that you might want to check out. If you are looking for Mayan sites in the Yucatan then you'll want to see Uxmal (see Kaba, Labna and Sayil too if you have time and you are in the Uxmal area) & Chichen Itza. Also, you find yourself near Tulum, Coba, Ek Balam or Dzibilchaltun they are worth a visit too but if you are not totally into ruins then if you just did Uxmal and Chichen Itza that would be good. There's also many cenotes, see one of those if you have a chance. Hacenda's are cool too, you can stay at some that have been turned into luxury hotels or you can visit some that have not been restored. There's bird watching and eco tourism to, look for things around Holbox for that stuff. You can do lots or just hang out on the beaches whatever you want. however, if it's cultural stuff you are looking for I would suggest spending a few nights in Merida, there is lots to see and do there. There's a couple of links below for you to check out."
marcusoneill79 :

I've got Let's Go Mexico, but it seems to be somewhat lacking on Yucatan specific information. Is the Lonely Planet Yucatan any good?

sparks_mex :
"I've heard people complain about the newer Lonely Planet guides getting thinner and thinner. Maybe an older one or something else"
small blonde :

eco resort pn the Yucatan are these resorts still in existence? Or are there other such minimal sites?

NATALIA. :
"captain la fitte is very good!"

 

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ak9597
Date: 2008-02-06 01:27:34

From the "Seems too crazy to be true" files comes this story, which now has quite a load of hard evidence to back it up. A Florida-based Gulfstream II jet aircraft #N987SA crash-landed after it ran out of fuel over Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. It had a cargo of several tons of cocaine on board. Now documents have turned up


bigdad
Date: 2008-02-06 01:27:34

Mayaland Tours operates fully-guided tours, self-guided tours, as well as custom private tours that are in length from day trips to overnight excursions. The trips vary from snorkel tours at Xel-ha, full tours of Chichen Itza, to private excursions to the temple of Tulum. The more than helpful staff arranges a private tour for adventure.


chuckadog
Date: 2008-02-06 01:27:34

Dinosaur doomsday was wetter than scientists have thought, according to new images of the crater where the space rock that likely killed the dinosaurs landed. Sixty-five million years ago the asteroid struck the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, and most scientists think this event played a large role in causing the extinction of 70 percent of life.


buileminh
Date: 2008-02-06 01:27:34

Four reporters join US Air Force hurricane hunters to pinpoint the eye of Hurricane Dean the day after it ravaged the Yucatan Peninsula at with Cat 5 fury — only to restrike Mexico a second time




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