A Day in Merida | Visit Tips

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Traditional Yucatecan Dancers

Merry Merida, Mexico tis merry indeed. Just a hop, skip and short-bus ride away from Mexico’s main tourist regions of Cancun and the Riviera Maya, Merida captures the tried-and-true Mexican spirit of colonialism, extremely warm and welcoming people, a thriving culture and regional cuisine that can easily be found on one of many of the […]

Food Creations of the Yucatan: Top 3 Mexican Recipes

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Yucatan Cuisine

The Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico is Mayan country and that means all kinds of fascinating surprises, from ancient Mayan pyramids and tropical jungles to sacred cenotes and succulent food. Consisting of three Mexican states − Yucatan, Campeche, and Quintana Roo (home to Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and the Riviera Maya) − the peninsula has a […]

Cancun – The Pleasure’s All Mayan

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 by Sharon Drechsler CEO and president of Cancun-based tour and excursion-providers, Yucatán Holidays, Erika Garcia is pretty excited: “We just learned that Orbitz has listed Cancun as the number one, top global destination!” she exclaims. “Earlier in May, Cancun had already been listed in the Orbitz Index as second of ‘Top 10 Summer Travel Destinations […]

Dreams Come True in Yucatan

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Dreams Come True in Yucatan

by Paola Sofia Moreno Why pick Yucatan for your next vacation trip? I’ll tell you why… Yucatan has everything for any kind of traveler. Let me put it this way…… Your dreams come true in Yucatan. From the simplest backpacker get-away trip to the most luxurious livable experience, unique for the endless adventurer and enchanting […]

Travel Writers’ Quest | Vote for your favorite.

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Travel Writers Quest

The second phase of the Yucatan Holidays Travel Writers’ Quest has begun and now that we have chosen the 20 finalists it’s YOUR turn to help these superb writers and bloggers win a 5-day / 4-night Cancun vacation. What do you have to do? It’s very easy: A) Go to the Yucatan Holidays Facebook Page. […]

The Yucatan Peninsula: Beyond Cancun | Part One

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The Yucatan Peninsula Beyond Cancun Part One

Although the white sand beaches and blue turquoise oceans of Cancun draw thousands of visitors each year, this corner of the world has a few more hidden treasures in the depth of the luscious, tropical jungles of the Yucatan Peninsula. The mysticism of the Mayan culture is combined with the architectural beauty and cultural history […]

Chichen Itza and the Spring Equinox | Yucatan Holidays

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Chichen Itza and the Spring Equinox

Visit Chichen Itza next March 21st to witness the magic of the Spring Equinox. Seen in different indigenous cultures throughout Mesoamerica as a feathered snake, Kukulkan, will make its descend on the luscious, tropical jungles of the Yucatan Peninsula this March 21st during the spring equinox at Chichen Itza. Kukulkan–or Quetzalcoatl in the Aztec tradition–represents […]

Chichen Itza International Airport

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Chichen Itza International Airport

Few people know it, but besides the Cancun and Merida international airports, there is another “doorway” to the Mayan world.  This one is much more closer, actually.  Just 17 kilometers from the renowned archaeological site by the same name, Chichen Itza International Airport is located in the heart of the Yucatan Peninsula.  With a 2.8-kilometer […]