“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” Martin Luther King Jr.
The past 12 months have presented financial, family, and emotional health challenges for everyone, and at Yucatán Today, for the first time in 32 years, we were forced to stop our presses. Along with everyone else who works in the tourism services sector, our future looked scary indeed. In fact, we are still nervous about the unknown. But for the most part, we stay cautiously optimistic. Emphasis on the “cautious” bit.
In spite of the many unknown tomorrows that lay ahead, our editorial team opted to send 2020 off with a bang, and return to print for our final issue of the year. This decision was not taken lightly, but in good faith and with hopes that 2021 will bring a renewed sense of purpose, and more visitors to Yucatán, our beautiful home.
If getting out of your house ASAP is your New Year’s resolution (I know it’s mine), we’ve got lots of ideas: Go shopping and support local artisans with Violeta, Ralf, and Olivia’s tips on pages 5, 11, and 17. On page 8, you’ll find a suggestion from Carlos about heading off the beaten track towards Paraíso. If you prefer museum hopping, on page 10, Ceci gives a good overview of what exhibits are currently showing. Greta loves details, and she brings you thoroughly researched dine-out options for every budget on page 35.
We’re also covering daytrips galore starting on page 7. Discover some of our state’s cenotes using our guide sheet, designed by Co’ox Mayab, experts when it comes to Yucatán’s best-kept secrets. Or how about beaches with a dollop of culture? On page 13, Cassie suggests three different coastal excursions.
The year isn’t over quite yet, and let’s ring in 2021 with faith in the future, and warm wishes for all. Happy holidays to you and yours.
Editor of Yucatán Today
Photography by Mike Villasuso for use in Yucatán Today.
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