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Temozón, where the famous smoked meats were born

29 february 2024
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Muy cerca de Valladolid, a tan solo 8 minutos en dirección a Tizimín, la comunidad de Temozón ofrece a los turistas una experiencia diferente que reúne gastronomía, historia, bellezas naturales y arqueología.

Very close to Valladolid, just 8 minutes in the direction of Tizimín, the community of Temozón offers tourists a different experience that brings together gastronomy, history, natural beauty and archaeology.


Temozón (“place of the whirlpool”), is a peaceful community widely known for the smoked meats offered in the more than 18 butcher shops located on the main street, as well as for the fine cedar furniture that you can find in more than 60 carpentry and furniture shops. Most of these businesses are family-owned and have been operating for several decades, preserving and perfecting meat ingredients and products as well as wood techniques and designs.


Although the origin of smoked meats is attributed to several natives of this town around 1969, what we can tell you is that the flavor obtained by marinating, with secret recipes that no family is going to reveal to us, and cooking with carbon that is unique. Every day, very early in the morning, each business acquires the meat, mostly from a pork company, and prepares it with the secret ingredients to cook it in a smoked style.


You can consume “poc chuc”, smoked meats and sausages in restaurants, or buy a kilo of normal or spicy smoked meat for $200 to $250 pesos, as well as special sausage, stuffed chorizo, among other products. If meat is your thing, this is an unmissable destination to visit in Yucatán. Take note, if you go with companions, order a meat tray that will cost you less than $300 pesos, it serves several people and you can try the entire variety of products.


The woodworking vocation also makes this community unique, where you can order the furniture you need for your living room or simply appreciate the designs that Yucatecan hands make with cedar.

Being in the Center you can see the temple of San Antonio de Padua, and that of San Román, built in the 18th century, as the main attractions. Just 14 kilometers north visit the majestic archaeological site of Ek Balam and the X'canché cenote.


In Ek Balam (“place of the black jaguar”) you can enjoy the archaeological zone and climb its pyramids (access cost $193 pesos). Then you can cool off in the waters of the X'canché cenote (cost $50 pesos) located 2 km from the site and which you can reach on foot or by tricitaxi. This semi-open cenote has a reflecting pool and you can go down the stairs, and for the more adventurous, rappelling. It has a tourist center where there are bathrooms, dressing rooms, lockers and other services.

Another of the most recent attractions in Temozón is the Hubikú ecological park located at km 1.5 Temozón - Tizimín. For a cost of $200 pesos per person you have access to the cenote, the regional food buffet menu, a tasting at the “Don Tadeo” tequila museum (with more than 10 flavors), the hammock area and a tour of a village Maya. Open every day from 9 am to 5 pm. Don't forget to take your photo with the monumental letters at the entrance.

What are you waiting for to visit Temozón? Live the comprehensive experience of being fascinated by its gastronomy and natural beauties.

Photos Esdras Castillo and Enrique Alejandro


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Violeta H. Cantarell

Author: Violeta H. Cantarell

“Meridana,” traveler, animal lover, passionate reader, commentator, and enthusiastic promoter of the natural and human beauty of Yucatán.

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