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Yucatan and Campeche States Travel Guide

Yucatan and Campeche States Top Experiences

Want to learn more about Yucatan and Campeche States? Read our in-depth articles on a variety of topics.


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, thousands of...


Campeche's History

Campeche City's gulf location played a pivotal role in its history. Ah-Kim-Pech (Mayan for "lord of the serpent tick," from which the name Campeche...


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...


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...


Yucatán Cuisine

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


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...


Top Reasons to Go

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

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