“Adventure is worthwhile in itself” Amelia Earhart.


Dear reader: 


It’s so great to be walking around the city and seeing so many people out enjoying it! While putting together this edition I’ve come across travelers from all over, making the most of our fair winter weather to explore both the city and the state. 


This month, the entire team at Yucatán Today has worked very hard to make a magazine that has something for all of us who happen to be here this month. Whether you’re here for the first time, and for a few days only, or if you know Chichén Itzá like the back of your hand, we bring you activities, destinations, and adventures to discover, whether you already have someone you’d bring along or are looking for other adventurers like yourself. Carnaval? Yes. Valladolid by bike? Don’t mind if we do. Options to stay active while staying very, very, I mean, really close to the sea? A thousand times yes.


But that, of course, is not the end of it. We’ll also tell you about how the Maya developed and used paper before the European conquest, and about one of their best-known works: the Popol Wuj. In one of my favorite articles this month, you’ll be reading about birds who “speak” Maya. 


We’d like you to enjoy Yucatán to the max, from every angle, through every lens. We’d love for you to discover and explore it through our pages, so you’ll be encouraged to go and see it with your own eyes the first chance you have. We love taking you there—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/Comité del Carnaval for use in Yucatán Today.

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