Yucatán and Campeche States Travel Guide

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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.

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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 before booking a room, as the public...read more

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Yucatán and Campeche States Restaurants

Expect a superb variety of cuisines—primarily Yucatecan, of course, but also Lebanese, Italian, French, Chinese, vegetarian, and Mexican—at very reasonable...read more

Things To Do

Things To Do in Yucatán and Campeche States

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.

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Yucatán and Campeche States Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go to the Yucatán and Campeche States

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

  • Bird-Watching in Yucatán

    Rise before the sun and head for shallow water to see flamingos engrossed in an intricate mating dance. From late winter into spring, thousands... 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 Mérida are... 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 the world... Read more

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