It might be just 27 miles inland from the Yucatan Peninsula’s fabled east coast, but the ancient Mayan city of Coba goes largely unnoticed by the beach brigade.
Established in 1972, UNESCO World Heritage sites are locations of global significance, both cultural and / or natural. As of 2018 there were 35 World Heritage sites in Mexico of which 5 are located within the Yucatan Peninsula.
The Yucatan Peninsula is famous for its luxury, hacienda accommodation and, in my opinion, these are five of the best.
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.