It’s impossible not to fall in love with Yucatán. Visitors are invariably moved by its history, flavors, and traditions, and upon returning home, they often find themselves missing the food, legends, and crafts of the region.
The good news is that nostalgia doesn’t have to last forever. Thanks to the internet, many local businesses offer their creations online, making it possible to enjoy Yucatecan culture even from miles away.
Here are a few Yucatecan products you can buy on Amazon.
Hot sauces: El Yucateco
El Yucateco is a condiment brand that’s over 50 years old; this company’s hot sauces are a must on every table in southeast México. Just a small dash will add a peninsular touch to any dish.
In addition to being sold directly through their website, El Yucateco products are available on Amazon México and Amazon USA. Each bottle costs approximately $45 pesos.
Link to El Yucateco on Amazon México: www.amazon.com.mx/s?k=El+Yucateco
Hammocks: Oasis Mayahamacas
Oasis Mayahamacas is a family business dedicated to offering woven hammocks and swings, which are perfect for relaxing and spending an afternoon reminiscing about the Yucatecan coast. All of the brand’s pieces are made in collaboration with women from rural areas of Yucatán, promoting fair trade and the use of recycled materials.
Oasis Mayahamacas are available on Amazon México with prices ranging from $700 to $2,100 pesos.
Link to Oasis Mayahamacas on Amazon México:
Linen clothing: Ábito
Ábito is a Yucatecan brand that specializes in the creation of linen clothing. Its garments are elegant and laid-back, and the use of natural materials makes them perfect for warm climates. Guayaberas are their flagship product and come in a wide variety of colors and embroidery.
Ábito’s designs can be found on Amazon México and range from $1,000 to $3,000 pesos.
Link to Ábtio linen on Amazon México:
Books on Yucatecan culture: Editorial Dante
Librerías Dante opened its doors in the late 1970s as a small bookstore, but a love of local culture led its founders to create Editorial Dante in 1984, a publishing house that offers regional dictionaries, anthologies, and cookbooks. Its books are of great help for an in-depth understanding of Yucatán’s past, and its cookbooks will help you cook the state’s typical dishes in the most authentic way.
On Amazon México you can find many of its publications with prices ranging from $100 to $400 pesos.
Link to Dante on Amazon México: www.amazon.com.mx/sp?ie=UTF8&seller=AEMSE6VS4A7QB
By Carlos Argüelles
Fashion designer and cultural agent. Lover of art, history, coffee, and Yucatecan gastronomy.
Photography by Ábito, El Yucateco, and Oasis Mayahamacas for its use in Yucatán Today.
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