“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper,” W.B. Yeats.


Dear reader, 


In what seems like a heartbeat, we’re approaching the end of the summer. Are you feeling a tinge of nostalgia creeping up? Don’t let it! Summer might end for the rest of the world, but here in Yucatán, it goes on, basically, through December (or year-round, depending on your inner thermostat). Any way you see it, there’s still plenty of warm, sunny days to enjoy! And, honestly, you don’t need more than a day to take a quick, restoring getaway in our beautiful state; the real challenge is choosing what type of getaway suits you best, and that’s what your monthly Yucatán Today is for. 


In this issue, we give you a look into a different side of places you may already know, like Valladolid and Chichén Itzá, and we delve into the mystery of why in Kaua (a village between those two) there are so many Tías (aunts). In a somewhat unexpected twist, you’ll also discover a little bit about the marvelous fauna with which we share our little piece of Earth, since we’ll be telling you about the crocodiles that live in Sisal alongside human, canine, and even feline neighbors.


Finally, a topic that’s worth visiting and revisiting: Aluxes. I’ve always found it fascinating that there are so many similarities between what people believe about Aluxes, fairies, leprechauns, and so many other mythical creatures around the world; if you’ve had any experience with them, or know anyone who has, you know that they feel like much more than myths…It’s always a good idea to get to know them better. Join us! 



By Alicia Navarrete
Communicologist born circumstantially in México City, but who says “uay” since 1985. Life has allowed me to see the world, which in turn has allowed me to discover how much I love the place where I live. 






Photography by H. Ayuntamiento de Mérida for use in Yucatán Today.

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