“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” —J.R.R. Tolkien

 

Welcome to the February issue of Yucatán Today! Now that the holiday marathon is officially over, the hearts and minds of Yucatecos are being filled with dreams of beaches, cenotes, and outdoor adventures. With the beginning of Lent this March 2, our habits change as well: you’ll find vegetarian and pescetarian options everywhere on Fridays, and local delicacies like Brazo de Reina, Papadzules, and seafood come out to shine. 

 

The ports, from Celestún to El Cuyo, come back to life with activities and families looking to escape the cold and then the heat by the sea. At archeological sites, you’ll see more people, both local and visitors, who will afterwards go cool off in a cenote. While the rest of the northern hemisphere suffers the dead of winter, at Yucatán we make the most of this short time we consider our spring: the least rainy days of the year, warm but not hot, and cool, but not cold. 

 

How would you like to make the most of this time of the year? Perhaps you’d like to visit a nature reserve and catch a glimpse of the many migratory birds making their way through our region. Maybe you’d prefer to visit an area of the city you hadn’t before, or which you haven’t visited in some time. Or how about a getaway around some of Yucatán’s magical villages (and Magical Villages)? No matter what your style is, or what your heart is currently desiring, we at Yucatán Today are happy to go with you and guide you on your way. Tell us, what’s on your mind for this month? 

 

 

By Alicia Navarrete
Communicologist born circumstantially in Mexico 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 on the cover by Israel Canul for its use in Yucatán Today.

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