Yucatán is all dolled up to (finally) receive visitors to the Tianguis Turístico. Better late than never: Welcome! We’re thrilled to have you, and we hope you truly enjoy your stay.



Temperatures are finally going down. This is the perfect time to try the most delicious Yucatecan dishes, served steaming hot: Salbutes, Panuchos, Relleno Negro, Papadzules, Queso Relleno, Sopa de Lima…the list goes on and on. Ralf shares his recommendations on page 34.




How does a private tour sound? Destino Mío offers a full experience for five or up to 10 people on weekends (reservations are required). While you’re there, don’t forget to visit Tekit, the Guayabera capital of Yucatán.



In Yucatán, we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, but if you’re looking to have a traditional dinner, there are several options that don’t require an oven: Café Montejo (at Fiesta Americana), Delishop, in La Ceiba, and El Bull Pen, in Chelem, are just a few.



The Mérida Week is back on! Enjoy the free activities offered by the city’s Culture Council. Check out the program on page 12 or at the Olimpo Cultural Center, and the article Cassie prepared about it on page 5.




Food in our region is outstanding. Beyond traditional Yucatecan cuisine, you’ll find an endless number of international and fusion restaurants you’ll surely love. Arabic, Asian, and French are some of the highlights; don’t leave without trying at least one!




Birding season in Yucatán is on! Whether in the jungle or on the coast (where flamingos abound), this is a great time to spot the many different species that are beginning to escape the colder regions up north.




In preparation for the day of the Virgin of Guadalupe (December 12), you’ll start to see Antorchistas (runners and cyclists) on streets and highways throughout the state. Drive with caution; it is common for traffic to move slowly in the first half of December.




As this issue goes to print, the traditional Orange Fair in Oxkutzcab has yet to be confirmed, but the lifting of restrictions points to it taking place as it has since 1985 in the first two weeks of December. If so, it’s definitely worth the trip!




Are you planning your holiday shopping yet? Olivia shares ideas for unique presents you can give this year. Now more than ever is the time to support small businesses, entrepreneurs, and artisans!




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