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Traditions, Travel in yucatan

Hoctún and its Colorful Cemetery

Once again it’s that time of the year when it’s all about cemeteries, the dead, and the now famous traditional Hanal Pixán celebrations in Yucatán. As a long time resident…

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Culture, Traditions

Festival de las Ánimas in Yucatán

As in years past, Mérida shows off the traditions and culture of the Yucatecan people during the traditional “Festival de las Ánimas” (Festival of Souls), dedicated to the memory of…

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Ecology, Traditions

Who can tell us how much it will rain?

During the planning of your visit to Yucatán, you probably researched the weather to prepare adequately for your trip, and you may have realized that you are arriving during the…

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Traditions

Autumn Equinox

On September 21st and March 21st you can witness the incredible accuracy of Maya astronomy as it was integrated into their architecture, and share a moment in time with the ancient…

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Maya Culture, Who are the maya?

Complex Histories of Maya Yucatán

When visiting Yucatán, amplify your experience by considering the deep, winding history of the region. For nearly three millennia, humans have been writing history in the Peninsula, a story which…

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Maya Culture, Who are the maya?

The Importance of Mayapán

One of the characteristics that unites the diverse Mesoamerican cultures is the pantheon of gods within their worldview. Among the gods who created the cosmos, the terrestrial world, and the…

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Art, Culture

Palacio de la Música

Of all the art forms, music is the one that effortlessly brings people of all ages and backgrounds together. México has a richly woven cultural tapestry of music, and there…

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It's very yucatecan

Beachy Treats

“Merengue, merengue…dulces y merengues” is a phrase you will often hear when you are at any of the beaches on the Yucatecan shore; whether Progreso, Chibxulub, Chelem, Telchac, or others….

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Art, Let's start with art

Contemporary Art with Maya Roots

Ricardo Can May, also known as “Richo Can” by his friends and peers in the artistic world, comes from Kimbilá, a small community of Izamal, a little less than three…

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Gastronomy, It's very yucatecan

Yucatecan Artisan Beer: Cheers!

In recent years, more and more beverage producers in Yucatán have branched into artisan beer production, joining brands from Tijuana, Aguascalientes, Guadalajara, and México City. We are, of course, a…

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It's very yucatecan

Unusual Business Names in Yucatán

“El Tucho”, “La Original”, “Los Primos”, “La Guadalupana”…these are only some of the names you’ll find painted on the walls of convenience and hardware stores, food establishments, and boats, while…

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Culture

Dzityá’s Artisanal Richness: Tunich Fair 2018

With a wide variety of artisanal, gastronomic and cultural riches for locals and visitors, the 17th annual Tunich Artisan Fair will take place from July 27 to August 5. The…

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It's very yucatecan, Shopping

The Guayaberas of Tekit

“In my Yucatecan land we welcome you with joy, waiting with anticipation your wonderful attire,” excerpt from the song “Guayabera Mía” by José Eduardo Chan Kau. This item of clothing…

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It's very yucatecan, Traditions

The Artistic Skills in the Towns of Yucatán

An excellent way to learn about the talented hands of Yucatán is through the handicrafts that the people produce in the municipalities. Whether using stone, wood, leather, henequén, palm, gold,…

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Gastronomy, It's very yucatecan

Street Vendors in Mérida

Have you ever spent a long afternoon in the hammock and felt a craving for a snack, but were too overcome with laziness to fix something? Don’t worry, this is…

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Gastronomy, Maya Culture

From the Maya Earth to your Table

“Múul Meyaj” is an independent organization made up of about 20 communities from Yucatán, including Tekit de Regil, Acanceh, Tetiz, Hunucmá, and Ebtún. In Yucatec Maya the name means “teamwork,”…

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Art, Culture, Face to Face

Local Band Scene

Cities become well-known for their historic architecture, tourist attractions, and of course, for their people, who create the cultural and artistic life of a place, playing the lively melodies and…

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Culture, Maya Culture, Uncategorized, Who are the maya?

Fall in love with Maya Poetry

“All moons, all year, all day, all winds walk and pass you by. Also, all blood arrives at its place of quiet…” (Fragment of “Chilam Balam”) The Maya language has…

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