The spring equinox on March 21 reveals the incredible mathematical and astronomic precision achieved by the Maya civilization. Admire the sunrise in front of the Temple of the Seven Dolls in Dzibilchaltún as you watch the sun go by the window of the observatory. Or, experience the sunset by the Castillo in Chichén Itzá as Kukulkán himself descends to Earth.
Traditionally, a vegetarian diet is kept on Fridays during Lent – an excellent excuse to try Papadzules and Brazo de Reina! Don’t miss out on these meat-free delicacies.
From March 22 to 25, Mérida will host this year’s Tianguis Turístico México, the most important promotional tourism event in the country. The Tianguis will be open to the public on March 25, starting at 12 pm.
During March we usually experience the very last Norte (cold front) of the season. Better enjoy it while it lasts! The hottest temperatures of the year are right around the corner.
Mangos are at their peak. Savor the multiple varieties of this tropical fruit with chili powder and lime juice, in a Champola, or on its own.
On Good Friday you can witness the processions of The Passion. In Yucatán, two of the most popular are the ones held in Izamal and the Via Crucis in Acanceh.
Although the beaches in Yucatán are always a blast, during the Easter holidays, these fill up with fairs, mechanical rides, and snack carts in the evenings. Don’t forget to visit Progreso, Chicxulub, or Chelem to experience vacations like a true Yucatecan.
As the heat ramps up and rainfall becomes scarcer, birds, opossums, and other wildlife can have a hard time finding water sources. Put out a ceramic container filled with freshwater, so that they always have somewhere to go for a cool drink.
During the Easter holidays, Chichén Itzá and Uxmal will be rather busy. Why not visit Mayapán instead? It’s an amazing site with nearby cenotes and colonial towns for you to discover.
If you’re looking to beat the heat, get a Guayabera or a Huipil-style blouse. You’ll see why Yucatecans are unfazed by the high temperatures.
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