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.
A rundown of the top ten reasons to visit Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula on holiday.
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?
Anyone looking to holiday in the Yucatan and flying in from Europe will arrive at Cancun airport from the late afternoon onwards, too late to begin the journey into the region’s hinterland.
Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos in Spanish) is a uniquely Mexican holiday that is celebrated across the country.