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?
There are over a thousand Mayan sites dotted across Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula so, unless you plan to move to the region permanently, chances are that you will struggle to visit even 1% of them.
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.
Located on the south-western coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, the colonial era city of Campeche derived its name from the previous Mayan settlement, Ah Kin Pech, which translates as ‘place of snakes and ticks’.
Located midway between Merida & Campeche, Uxmal is, for many visitors to the Yucatan, their favourite Mayan site.
Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos in Spanish) is a uniquely Mexican holiday that is celebrated across the country.
If you’re planning on a holiday to the Yucatan Peninsula anytime soon, the choice of direct, scheduled flights is a straight shoot-out, British Airways vs Virgin Atlantic. Who’s it going to be?
A short video guide to visiting beautiful Laguna Bacalar in the south eastern corner of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
It may be one of the Yucatan’s smallest, and least architecturally impressive Mayan sites, but Tulum sure pulls in the crowds. Wonder why?