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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.

Updated 1/20/2014

Top Reasons To Go

  1. Visiting spectacular Mayan ruins Chichén Itzá and Uxmal are two of the largest, most beautiful sites in the region.
  2. Living like a wealthy hacendado You can stay in a restored henequen (sisal) plantation-turned-hotel and delight in its old-world charm.
  3. Browsing at fantastic craft markets This region is known for its handmade hamacas (hammocks), piñatas, and other local handicrafts.
  4. Swimming in the secluded, pristine freshwater cenotes These sinkholes, like portals to the underworld, are scattered throughout the inland landscape.
  5. The chance to taste the diverse flavors of Yucatecan food Mérida has 50-odd restaurants, which serve up local specialties like fish stews and Mayan-originated dishes like pollo pibil (chicken cooked underground in banana leaves).

When To Go

When to Go

Rainfall is heaviest in the Yucatán between June and October, bringing with it an uncomfortable humidity. The coolest months are December to Februa...

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