Caribbean Coast: Places to Explore


Felipe Carrillo Puerto

Felipe Carrillo Puerto—the Costa Maya's first major town—is named for the governor of Yucatán in 1920, who was hailed as a hero after instituting a series of reforms to help the impoverished campesinos (peasants). Although the town itself is of the muddy one-horse variety with little of visitor interest, Chacchoben, a little-explored archaeological site, isn't far.

Felipe Carrillo Puerto at a Glance