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Yucatán

 
 
 
  Towns: Mérida, Progreso, Tizimin, Valladolid.

Archeological Sites:
- Calakmul and Champoton.
- Edzna.
- Ek Balam.
- Chichen Itza.
- Dzibilchaltun.
- Uxmal.
- Puuc Route.
- Xcambo.

Colonial Towns:
- Izamal.
- Motul.
- Tekax.
- Ticul.
- Tizimin.
- Valladolid.
- Oxkutzcab.
- Convent Route.

Beaches:
- Alacranes Reef.
- Celestun.
- Chelem.
- Chicxulub.
- El Cuyo.
- Dzilam Bravo.
- Holbox.
- Mahajual.
- Marina Silcer.
- Progreso.
- Ria Lagartos.
- Telchac Puerto.

Eco Destinations:
- Caves.
- Cenote Peba.
- cenote Kankiriche.
- Cenote Yokdzonot.
- Kixil Kiuic Reserve.
- Ox Watz.
- Xcanche.
- San Crisanto Mangroves.

Haciendas:
- Hacienda Yaxcopoil.
- Hacienda Temozon Sur.
- Hacienda Ochil.
- Hacienda Teya.
- Hacienda Santa Cruz Palomeque.

Golf: Golf Club of Yucatan

   
 
 
  • Wonders of Yucatan
 
Mexico destinations
Yucatán is one of the 31 states of Mexico, located on the north of the Yucatán Peninsula. The Yucatan peninsula includes three states: Yucatán, Campeche, and Quintana Roo; all three modern states were formerly part of the larger historic state of Yucatán in the 19th century. The state capital of Yucatán is Mérida.

Before the arrival of the Spanish in the area, Yucatán was the home of the Maya civilization, and in particular the Yucatecan Maya people. The ruins of well over a hundred Maya sites of varying sizes can still be found on the peninsula, such as Chichen Itza and Uxmal, though most sites have not been extensively investigated. Other important ancient Maya cities were built over by the Spanish, and their sites are still occupied today, such as Izamal (Itsmal in Yucatecan Maya) and Mérida (T'ho in Yucatecan Maya).

Yucatecan food is its own unique style and is very different from what most people would consider "Mexican" food. It includes influences from the local Mayan culture, as well as Caribbean, Mexican, European (French) and Middle Eastern cultures.

Sisal for making rope was probably the first major export crop of the Yucatán Peninsula. The region prospered from this lucrative crop until alternative rope materials came into wider use after World War I and henequen (sometimes called "green gold") was planted in other places around the world, setting up competing industries.

Today, the Yucatán Peninsula is a major tourism destination, as well as home to one of the largest indigenous populations in Mexico, the Maya people.

 
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