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Tizimín: The Heartland of Yucatán

Depth of Field Neydi’s rich, dark hair rests on her earthy, embroidered blouse. A confident woman with fascinating things to say, Neydi Cardeña has been charged with running the region’s…

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Archaeological Sites, Beaches, Colonial Cities, Destinations, Eco Destinations, Traveling & Getting around

In and Around Tizimín, Yucatán’s Heartland

Taste Tradition on the Corner of Colonial Tizimín Full of natural wonders, Tizimín still hasn’t felt the pressure of tourism, like many other smaller cities. That’s why you’ll find pure…

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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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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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Archaeological Sites, Travel in yucatan, Traveling & Getting around

Day Trip: Loltún Caves and Uxmal

At one hour and a half from Mérida you will find two of the most beautiful treasures from the Yucatán State, I´m talking about the Loltún Caves and the archeological…

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Archaeological Sites

Two Views of Dzibilchaltún

In late February and early March I took two groups of family and friends to my favorite local archeological site. Over the course of the past fifteen years I have…

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Archaeological Sites, Maya Culture

Solar Splendor at Dzibilchaltún and Chichén Itzá

Every year in Yucatán, the god Kukulkán has a date on March 21 to show off his solar splendor and delight visitors with a unique astronomic show at to the…

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Archaeological Sites, Traveling & Getting around

Light and Sound at Chichén Itzá: Noches de Kukulkán

Imagine a sky full of stars, a balmy evening at the foot of the pyramids and buildings built by a fantastic culture, lasting for centuries, and which still surprises us…

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Archaeological Sites

Maya Archaeological Sites that are Accessible to All

Although one of the first things I saw was the ramp snaking up the long hill just inside the entrance to the archaeological site of Uxmal, its significance wasn’t immediately…

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Archaeological Sites, Eco Destinations

Adventure and Nature: Mayapán and Cenotes

If you wake up one morning with a craving to explore Yucatán, or you have a free day and want to do a complete route that includes an archaeological site,…

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Palenque and Calakmul: Two Maya Sites of Incomparable Beauty

Traveling is endlessly fascinating and México is a land blessed with fabulous places to visit.  Of these, Palenque, Chiapas, stands out as the entrance to the Maya World. For many…

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Archaeological Sites, Culture, Maya Culture

Spring Equinox

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

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Magnificent Mayapán

Beyond the crowds at the New World Wonder Chichén Itzá and the lush jungle setting of mysterious Uxmal, there is a third major Maya site that is often overlooked but…

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Archaeological Sites

The Caracol, or Observatory, of Chichen Itza

If you enter the site of Chichén Itzá from the back entrance, by the hotels, the first glimpse you will have of the site’s impressive architecture is the Caracol, an…

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Archaeological Sites

Archaeological Site of Cobá -Day Trip from the Riviera Maya

Visiting the ancient Maya ruins are on everyone’s “must-do” list when they visit the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico.  The first one people think of is Chichén Itzá— one of the…

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