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ISSICAR RENT At Issicar we have the best cars, the best service, and the lowest rates! Rental options based on your needs. Fleet with the latest models. We deliver your…

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Letter from the Editor

Letter From the Editor: April 2018

“And that’s how my story began in the land of Yucatán.” Alberto Salum As the world seems to become a smaller and smaller place with the ease of travel and…

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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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Archaeological Sites, Eco Destinations

Sustainable Eco-Tourism in Calakmul

Standing 45 meters high on Structure II, the world spins around me, and a carpet of dense jungle ripples from the base of the monstrous pyramid. I raise my arms…

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Travel in yucatan

A Seven-Day Stay in Yucatán – March 2018

With 106 municipalities, countless cenotes, beaches, archaeological sites, and haciendas, Yucatán boasts one of the world’s densest cultural landscapes thanks to its ancient and contemporary Maya population. Accept that you’ll…

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Eco Destinations, Ecology, Living in Yucatán

By Night in Yucatán, Night Skygazing and New Moonmusing

Last year, I wanted to capture the galaxy for my birthday. On the first minute of my 27th at midnight, sleepy Oscar drove me to the Puuc in the darkness of…

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Beaches, Destinations

Sisal, an Island on the Mainland

Based on its geographical location, it’s no surprise that Sisal feels like an island on the mainland. Characterized by colonial architecture and thought-provoking murals, when I arrived to Sisal I felt…

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Letter from the Editor

Letter From the Editor: March 2018

“Honey, look! It’s a toenail moon.” – Dorothy Stein My mom used to adore stargazing. She was always in tune with the night sky and the cycles of the moon….

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Letter from the Editor

Letter From the Editor: February 2018

“Travelers seek to experience things with all five senses.” – Amanda Strickland When you travel, you can see, hear, touch, smell, and taste. The state of Yucatán has a wealth…

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Destinations, Eco Destinations

Cenotillo, The City of Cenotes

If you think its name, Cenotillo, is related to cenotes, you are correct. This municipality, located just over 100 kilometers from Mérida on the road between Izamal and Tizimín, owes…

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Beaches, Eco Destinations, Traveling & Getting around

Travel Journals: Write to Remember

January 22, 2017 I hear Clémence unzipping her tent and she asks if I’m awake. We camped somewhere in the middle of 90 km coastal Biosphere Reserve Río Lagartos. I…

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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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Top 10 Yucatán

Top 10 Yucatán This Month: February 2018

1. All along the Yucatecan coast, encounter 450 year-old living fossils, called horseshoe crabs. These ten-eyed, prehistoric bottom-feeders are in danger of extinction and highly protected by Mexican law due…

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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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Archaeological Sites, Destinations

The Secret Magic of Yaxuná

Coming from the highway which runs southbound from the town of Pisté, 20 km later you will see the rusty roadside signs signaling Yaxuná, an archaeological site where temples await,…

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Colonial Cities, Healthy body, healthy planet, Maya Culture, Traditions

The Secrets of Izamal: Maya Herbalism

Izamal is a city in Yucatán that you can’t miss, for the richness of its historical past, for its colonial architecture, and the mysticism that surrounds its most deeply rooted…

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Letter from the Editor

Letter From the Editor: January 2018

“There’s a party goin’ on right here…” (Kool and the Gang) And the song continues, “A celebration to last throughout the years…” This sums up the mood at Yucatán Today….

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Travel in yucatan

A Seven-Day Stay in Yucatán January 2018

Monday Let’s go to Celestún, it’s time to see the mangroves, the springs and of course the flamingos, and a variety of seafood restaurants on the beach. Back in Mérida…

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Top 10 Yucatán

Top 10 Yucatán This Month: January 2018

1. Remember to visit the Muelle Market in Chicxulub Puerto on January 4 and 18. For more dates check our online events calendar. 2. On December 31st keep your eyes…

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