“No water, no life. No blue, no green,” Dr. Sylvia Earle.


Dear reader,


How about this heat? Are you feeling faint? That would be completely normal: May and June are, historically, the hottest months in Yucatán. Don’t be surprised to come across new fruit and frozen coconut stands where there weren’t any, long lines to buy frozen treats, and drivers stopping far from traffic lights in order to stay in the shade. The most cautious among us carry a handheld fan with them. Staying fresh is where it’s at! 


Don’t let the temperature stop you, though. This is still a great time to discover Yucatán; as a matter of fact, in this heat, a quick swim (in the sea, in a cenote, in a pool) is even more refreshing (and welcome!). Consider those stops when you make your plans.


So, what are you in the mood for? Cenotes? Yucatán has literally thousands of options; in this edition we share a few, as well as a different perspective on how to enjoy them. Do you prefer the sea? In addition to our guides to the state’s ports, we prepared a route along several beaches, their attractions, and activities. Can’t decide between fresh- and saltwater? San Felipe, within the Ría Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, offers the best of both worlds.


No matter which you choose, this edition of Yucatán Today will be super helpful in preparing for the trip. Pack your sunscreen, water bottle, lightweight clothing, and hat, and set out to enjoy our state’s beauty responsibly. We’re happy to come with! 




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 Nelly Quijano for use in Yucatán Today.

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