Located in the deep south of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, the ancient city of Calakmul was once just one of a number of great, nearby Mayan city-states that dominated the region.
Heading inland from the beach resorts of the east coast, Valladolid is the first town one reaches of any size and ‘visitor significance’.
A rundown of the top ten reasons to visit Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula on holiday.
Relatively few tourists make it to Izamal which is a shame, because this small, picturesque town has plenty going for it, including the Convento de San Antonio de Padua, located smack in the centre of town.
Primarily visited for its beautiful beaches and world-famous for its superb Mayan ruins, the Yucatan Peninsula is also home to four wonderful colonial centres.
Although primarily visited for its superb beaches, the Yucatan Peninsula is a treasure trove of cultural attractions and having one’s own car is probably the best way to fit in as many as possible.
Ceviche Yucatan style is my favourite variant of a dish that is hugely popular throughout Central & South America.
It’s the single biggest draw in the Yucatan Peninsula so deciding where to stay at Chichen Itza is a decision you’ll want to give some thought to
It’s not as if the Yucatan Peninsula is short of Mayan sites but many visitors to the region are still determined to include Palenque in their itinerary.
Heaven knows, there is more than enough to see and do in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula to warrant looking no further. However, if like me you actively seek out holidays that, er, wander off beyond the ordinary, how about combining the Yucatan with Havana?