The Yucatan Peninsula offers exquisite beaches along the Caribbean coastline, stunning ecological reserves, top tourist destinations of Cancun and Tulum
and colonial cities such as Merida which boasts a museum, colourful markets and a 16th century cathedral.
For nature lovers the Yucatan offers some of the best diving and snorkeling sites in the world with a remarkably diverse variety of animal and plant life. But without doubt the Yucatan's most fascinating attractions are the amazing Mayan ruins. Chichen Itza is the most famous and the best restored of all the Mayan archaeological sites in the Yucatan whilst Uxmal, to the south of Merida, is smaller, less crowded and has a more mystical feel. Take a step back in time and discover the ancient Mayan culture and traditions that were once such an integral part of this extraordinary destination.
Why we like it
- Real deal for nature enthusiasts
- Ancient Mayan ruins
- Diving and snorkelling
- Natural underground caves
- Fabulous haciendas