“In order to see birds, it is necessary to become a part of the silence.” – Robert Lynd


Traveling this summer has presented its challenges, but I’ve still found time to enjoy Yucatán’s natural attractions. In my family, one of our favorite pastimes is birdwatching; an activity that requires not much effort other than being really still and quiet.


Eager to go birdwatching? In August and September, you can view vibrant turquoise motmots that love to hang out near cenotes; and the mangroves of the northern coast offer an impressive backdrop to pink flamingos that feast in the shallow waters of the estuaries. Even in Mérida, you can see hummingbirds flutter by, or hear the distinctive call of parrots at dawn and dusk, have you heard them? Once you start pointing out your new feathered friends, you’ll find it hard to stop.


So, what else is going on this month? Carlos breaks down different types of Recados on page 4, and if you’re planning a trip to Yucatán in the next months, Ralf tells you what to expect on page 5. Also, Olivia recounts her excursion to Cenotillo and Espita on page 7, Violeta lets you know how fireflies got their glow-up on page 9, and Cassie spills the secrets on how to keep kids engaged with history while touring Paseo de Montejo on page 10. Looking to explore Yucatán’s culinary offerings? Read about Picheta’s rooftop terrace on page 17 and find out what Yucatán’s markets offer on page 35.


Our tourism industry is so grateful for your visit this summer season! Put on a mask, grab a copy of Yucatán Today, and enjoy the adventure.




Maggie Rosado
Editor of Yucatan Today. Maggie is passionate about tourism, writing, and languages and holds a Master’s degree in Translation.





Photography by Elias Blanco for use in Yucatán Today.

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