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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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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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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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It's very yucatecan, Maya Culture, Traditions, Who are the maya?

The Archaeology of Sacred Rituals

I flew to Yucatán from Mississippi for the first time in 2011 for an exhausting summer of archaeology. It was hot day after hot day of back-breaking (sometimes boring) work:…

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Destinations, It's very yucatecan, Traditions, Travel in yucatan, Who are the maya?

Food Culture in the Puuc: The Original Farm to Table Movement

The modern Maya inhabitants of distant Yaxhachén maintain many of their traditional ways of living. They thrive as subsistence farmers, where men cultivate honey and work on small farms called…

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It's very yucatecan, Maya Culture, Restaurant Reviews, Who are the maya?

The Magic of Female Chefs in Yucatán

“The female chefs in Yucatán are magicians,” says Miriam Peraza, owner of the restaurant Manjar Blanco. In our interview we talked about women, grandmothers, and the magic of the aromas…

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It's very yucatecan

From Yucatán to the World: Henequén Handcrafts

From flirty bags, tortilla baskets, hats, and clutch style wallets to jewelry boxes and earrings, in Yucatán you can purchase just about anything made from the sought-after string of henequén….

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History, It's very yucatecan, Maya Culture, Traditions, Who are the maya?

“Ko’olel, transforming the way”

The woman in Yucatán’s history arrives at Palacio Cantón in the exhibition “Ko’olel, transforming the way” *** A journey from the first known woman, to the new female identities. ***…

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Destinations, It's very yucatecan, Living in Yucatán

Animaya: Take a Walk on the Wild Side

The open gates of Animaya invite me in like a city park (free-of-charge), leading me directly to the monumental stela. Inscriptions formed in the style of ancient Maya hieroglyphs maze…

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It's very yucatecan, Let's start with art

Kids Reborn through Music: Youth Symphony Orchestra

“Music can change the world, because it can change people.” – Bono More than 60 kids fill the classroom. They are taking notes, participating, and giving all of their attention…

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History, It's very yucatecan, Living in Yucatán, Traditions, Transportation, Travel in yucatan

Volkswagen: A Living Cultural Memory

Classic Volkswagens of every color line the streets of modern Mérida, products that for locals are just as much Mexican as they are German. My friend Juanita tells a story…

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Archaeological Sites, It's very yucatecan, Maya Culture, Who are the maya?

Perched on the Edge of Time

The sprawling archaeological site of Uxmal overflows with bare stone detail. Symbolism grows along the architecture where the Turquoise-browed Motmot, (“Toh” in Maya), perches regally. She looks me in the eye,…

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It's very yucatecan, Living in Yucatán, Traditions

Mérida Fest 2018

From January 4 to 21, enjoy the celebrations from Mérida Fest. The city of Mérida was founded on January 6, 1542, on the remains of the Maya city of Ichcaanziho…

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Gastronomy, It's very yucatecan

Try Some Regional Liqueurs

In Yucatán there are several beverages with great tradition, delighting visitors and locals, whether for their ingredients (honey, flowers, corn), the recipe, the technique that is used for their preparation,…

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It's very yucatecan, Living in Yucatán, Traditions

Happy Holidays!

As you can see by our cover photo, the intrepid Yucatán Today team came across a very special traveler in Progreso the other day! In case you are not so…

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Colonial Cities, It's very yucatecan, Living in Yucatán

Fashion for the Whole Family: the Shoes of Ticul

“Such beautiful shoes you’re wearing! Where are they from?…Thanks, they’re from Ticul,” proudly answers a woman showing off a pair of modern, fashionable shoes manufactured in the Yucatecan shoe capital….

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Gastronomy, It's very yucatecan

Yucatecan Sauces, Add More Flavor to Your Food

If there is something that distinguishes Yucatecan cuisine, it is its great variety of dishes and its incomparable flavor. This is largely due to the ingredients used to prepare them…

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