Experience Yucatan

Uxmal Lights & Sounds Show
Uxmal Lights & Sounds Show

The Light and Sound Show has state-of-the-art lighting technology. The new show, inaugurated in June 2009, is the result of a joint effort of various disciplines: architects, engineers, archaeologists, and light and sound experts, together with authorities from Tourism and INAH.

Uxmal + Kabah Ruins
Uxmal + Kabah Ruins

Kabah is south of Uxmal, connected to that site by a grand 11 mile long raised pedestrian causeway 16 feet wide with monumental arches at each end. Kabah is the second largest ruin of the Puuc region after Uxmal.

Chichen Itzá
Chichen Itzá

Chichen Itza is one of the most visited archaeological sites in Mexico; an estimated 1.4 million tourists visit the ruins every year.

Dzibilchaltun Ruins
Dzibilchaltun Ruins

Maya archaeological site, approximately 10 miles north of state capital Mérida. The other major feature of Dzibilchaltún is its cenote, Cenote Xlakah, located around the center of the city's ruins.

Celestún
Celestún

Celestun Biosphere Reserve, a wetland reserve that is the winter home to vast flocks of flamingos, as well as many herons and other bird species.

Valladolid
Valladolid

On August 30, 2012, Valladolid became part of the "Magical Villages Programme" which is an initiative led by the Mexican tourism dept. to display influential towns in Mexico based on their natural beauty, cultural riches, or historical relevance to the country.

Tulum
Tulum

Pre-Columbian Mayan walled city serving as a major port for Cobá. The ruins are situated on 39 foot tall cliffs along the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula on the Caribbean Sea in the state of Quintana Roo.

Puuc Route
Puuc Route

Just 80 km south of Mérida, On this route there are Maya sites (Uxmal, Kabah, Sayil, X-Lapak, Labna), the caves of Loltún and haciendas.

Convent Route
Convent Route

More enticing than ever, The Convent Route is a day trip that will take you somewhat off the beaten path and into the heart of the Yucatán. Meandering through the countryside of the west-central part of the state, you will visit Mayan villages and archaeological sites, colonial churches, cathedrals and convents, courtyards and cenotes, all dating back centuries.

Cuzamá Cenotes
Cuzamá Cenotes

The tour includes three underground cenotes, all of them into the jungle.

Izamal
Izamal

Izamal is an important archaeological site of the Pre-Columbian Maya civilization. It is probably the biggest city of the Northern Yucatec Plains.

Merida Suggestions

What to do in Mérida?

This beautiful city is known for its traditions, culture, and human quality, bringing its past and present together in an incredible way. You can enjoy wandering around the city, museums, regional entertainment, art exhibits, handcrafts, music, and the characteristic flavors of its regional, national, and international cuisine.

Gran Museo Maya

Rich in Maya cultural and traditional heritage, El Gran Museo del Mundo Maya is an open passage which will take you by the hand on a tour full of mysticism and knowledge of the Millennium and modern Maya world.

Museo Regional de Yucatán

The museum has an incredible scope of permanent exhibits relating to Yucatán’s Maya history. The environment and pre-hispanic history are displayed, including pieces from the Preceramic era dating to 2800 BC. There are descriptions of cenotes and displays of conch shells from the coast. The sculpture hall includes elements found at various archaeological sites. The building is an icon on Paseo de Montejo, and its majestically carved white marble staircase is stunning.

Museo de la Ciudad de Mérida

The cultural heritage that is housed in the beautiful and majestic Ex-Federal Post Office palace shows the historical development of the city of Mérida.

Museo MACAY

The MUSEO FERNANDO GARCÍA PONCE MACAY, better known as MACAY, is the only museum dedicated to the promotion and diffusion of modern and contemporary art in the entire Yucatán peninsula. MACAY’s mission is to promote the diffusion and knowledge of national and international modern and contemporary art.

Museo Casa de Montejo

La Casa de Montejo, built between 1542 and 1549 by the orders of Don Francisco de Montejo, conqueror of the Yucatán peninsula, is one of the very few examples of civil construction on the American continent in the Renaissance style known as Plateresque. It is one of the five Casas Señoriales Banamex, offered to the public by the National Bank of México: historical-cultural spaces that they have contributed to the cultural, social, ecological and educational development of our country.

Casa Museo Montes Molina

The Quinta Montes Molina, once known as Villa Beatriz, was built during the Porfirio Díaz period (1876–1911). This is the perfect opportunity to see the inside of an elegant, authentic, fully and beautifully furnished Paseo Montejo mansion, with the original chandeliers, mirrors, antique furnishings, rugs, paintings, statues and sculptures, Limoge china and Christofle silverware.

Restaurant & Bars

  • La Chaya Maya  (Typical yucatecan food)

  • Pancho’s Patio Bar  (More traditional Yucatecan dishes with a contemporary twist)

  • 100% Natural  (Vegetarian food)

  • Hennessy’s  (Irish Pub)

  • McCarthy’s  (Irish Pub)

  • La Bierhaus  (German Pub)