“Blessings come in a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes.” Craig Groeschel

This month’s edition of Yucatán Today is all about variety. Of course there is no end to the things you can do or the places you can go during your travels around our state, and this magazine will provide you with plenty of ideas!

The lovely Hacienda Xcanatún graces our cover; read about this iconic place. If you are a baseball fan, you are in luck! It’s baseball season right now and you can go cheer our own home team, Los Leones de Yucatán. Did you know that our beaches are prime nesting sites for sea turtles? Learn more here. Shopping for local food delicacies to take home, our favorite “trova” musicians, the mystery of the “zero,” art in Izamal, the best tacos, and a saint who helps young women find husbands: all this and more await you in this edition!

A word of advice: the month of May is generally the hottest month of the year, with temperatures easily reaching 40C (104F). It is extremely important to carry water with you and drink it frequently, wear a hat, and walk on the shady side of the street. If you see a street vendor selling fans, buy one for your pocket or purse!

The rains begin in earnest in June, and June 1 marks the official opening of our six-month-long hurricane season. The hurricane gurus at Colorado State University predict that this year will have lower activity than normal, with 11 named storms, of which four could be hurricanes, of which two could be major hurricanes. Be sure you know what you need to do to be safe in the unlikely event of landfall in our state: read our online article “Hurricanes in Yucatán.

Grab your copy of Yucatán Today, and go discover the irresistible array of things to do and places to go!

Juanita Stein
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