“Nana always said the rain was nature’s way of adding sparkle to the outdoors.” —Evangeline Duran Fuentes.


Portada de junio - June coverDear reader,


We’ve reached the halfway point of the year, how about that? As June progresses, life, once again, changes for us Yucatecos. First of all, those of us who live here are grateful to have the option to forget about the hose every once in a while, because Chaac (the Maya rain god) is making sure to keep our gardens hydrated. And, while you have to keep an eye on the sky so you won’t get caught in the rain, now that kids are out of school we get more chances to get out, explore, and discover our surroundings. 


I think the June 2022 edition of our magazine is especially exciting. Not necessarily just because it includes several “extreme” experiences (zip-lining, rappelling, caving, etc.), but because, this month, our feature articles are geared towards discovering something truly new. Even if you’ve been to Tekax before, for example, there’s so much to see, to do, and to try, that surely you haven’t done it all; for example, their cheerful mural paintings (very recently finished), but also all the history and adventure it holds. The same can be said for the Canek-Cocom route, or the day trip around the Puuc route we’re proposing on page 10, and which lets you explore the area even when many of the archaeological sites are closed.


And don’t you worry about the rain. Outside of extraordinary situations (like a tropical storm or other extreme phenomena), downpours in Yucatán are heavy, but short, as you’ll read on page 5. More than ruining your day, they’ll be an opportunity to make a relaxing pause before resuming the adventure. 


Are you ready to spread your wings? Let this magazine take you. I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we enjoyed putting it together for you. 



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 Tekax for use in Yucatán Today.



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