“In summer, the song sings itself” William Carlos Williams

Our July edition marks the start of summer, and Yucatecans know this usually means a mass migration to the state’s beach communities. But like so many other things, summer vacations will be different from what we’re accustomed to. This year, we switch afternoons spent playing Lotería with our cousins and jaunts to buy Merengues and Coquitos, for hours on Zoom calls and time at home during this extended quarantine.

But in our warm state it always feels like summer, and at Yucatán Today we always find opportunities to cherish the traditions passed down from generation to generation.

And so, in this edition Violeta explains our region’s seasonal fruit on page 5; while Teresa shares what makes Yucatán an ideal post-Covid destination to explore (when circumstances allow) on page 7. We also present Ralf’s driving cheat sheet on page 8 and let you glimpse into Maya world view through Andrea’s storytelling on page 9. For our fellow gourmands, Greta delves into the world of Yucatecan breakfast foods on page 35.

Also, it was a major treat to receive contributions from two very special collaborators this month. Lee Steele, Editor of Yucatán Expat Life, visited some of Mérida’s galleries to find out how they’re adhering to the new normal, and he’s here to tell you all about it on page 10. Also, Sara Renshaw of the Green Maya Project, helped us outline some actions that both consumers and businesses can begin to help take better care of our planet.

So slather on the sunscreen, eat a Cremita de Coco, and enjoy the fresh reads we’ve prepared for you. May this summer be magical, wherever you’re spending it.


Maggie Rosado
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