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Yucatan, Mexico

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Located in southeastern Mexico on the Yucatan Peninsula. Borders the states of Campeche and Quintana Roo. Yucatan has a hot and humid climate. During your stay, you can visit the state capital, Merida, where you can take a stroll down Paseo Montejo, the city’s main avenue, which is lined with beautiful palaces, old buildings and 19th-century mansions. All that and much more makes the so-called White City one of the most visited destinations in the country. In the surrounding areas, you can visit old henequen haciendas, many of which have been converted into luxurious hotels with museums, restaurants and spa services.

You can also visit the town of Valladolid, where you’ll find numerous sinkholes (ponds connected by underground streams), the ideal spots to go swimming or cave diving. There’s also the magical town of Izamal, where you can check out the magnificent Ex-Convent of San Antonio de Padua, which has the largest atrium in the Americas.

In this state you can also visit the interesting Mayan archaeological zones, such as Uxmal, Kabah, Labna, Sayil, Dzibilchaltun and the impressive ceremonial grounds of Chichen Itza, which was declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. Among the notable sights there are the Observatorio (Observatory), also known as the Caracol, the Juego de Pelota (Ball Court) and the Piramide de Kukulcan (Pyramid of Kukulcan), where you can witness the shadow image of a plumed serpent descend on the pyramid’s stairs every spring equinox.

Yucatan also offers beautiful natural environments, such as Celestun, the natural habitat for hundreds of pink flamingoes, or Ria Lagartos, where you can go kayaking through the mangroves. During you visit, don’t forget to try the Yucatan’s famous regional cuisine.

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