Yucatán and Campeche States Travel Guide


Plan Your Yucatán and Campeche States Vacation

In sharp contrast to the resort lifestyle of Cancún and Riviera Maya, the Yucatán and Campeche states cater to a more tranquil traveler who is looking to avoid the spring-break atmosphere. Here you'll find innumerable natural and historic wonders, including mangrove forests, unspoiled beaches, quaint colonial villages, and more than 50% of Mexico's bird species.


Yucatán and Campeche States Hotels

Yucatán State has around 8,500 hotel rooms—a little over a third of what Cancún has. Try to check out the interior... read more


Yucatán and Campeche States Restaurants

Expect a superb variety of cuisines—primarily Yucatecan, of course, but also Lebanese, Italian, French, Chinese,... read more


Yucatán and Campeche States Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    Visiting spectacular Mayan ruins: Chichén Itzá and Uxmal are two of the largest, most beautiful sites in the region. Living... Read more

  • Yucatán Cuisine

    Chefs in Mexico skillfully combine ingredients and techniques from the New World and Old, but the cuisines here vary dramatically from... Read more

  • Yucatán's History

    Francisco de Montejo's conquest of Yucatán took three gruesome wars over a total of 24 years. "Nowhere in all America was resistance to... Read more

  • Bird-Watching in Yucatán

    Rise before the sun and head for shallow water to see flamingos engrossed in an intricate mating dance. April through September,... Read more

  • Hamacas: A Primer

    Yucatecan artisans are known for creating some of the finest hamacas, or hammocks, in the country. For the most part, the shops of... Read more

  • Sacred Cenotes

    To the ancient (and tradition-bound modern) Maya, holes in the ground—be they sinkholes, cenotes, or caves—are considered conduits to... Read more

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