The Yucatan Peninsula
The Yucatan Peninsula is blessed with beautiful beaches, natural wonders, and an ancient Mayan culture that’s still very much alive today.
The Yucatan Peninsula in south-eastern Mexico comprises the states of Yucatán, Campeche, and Quintana Roo and separates the Caribbean Sea from the Gulf of Mexico.
In stark contrast to the rest of Mexico the atmosphere here is more relaxed and chilled out and the landscape completely different. There are not many places in the world that can offer more outdoor activities than this region of Mexico. With amazing reserves like Rio Secreto and Celestun Biosphere Reserve offering bikers, hikers, kayakers and other outdoor enthusiasts endless opportunities to spot many species of birds and animals.
The peninsula is famous for its fine white sand beaches and offshore coral reefs, the diving and snorkelling opportunities here are spectacular.
The Yucatán Peninsula makes up a significant proportion of the ancient Maya Lowlands although the ancient Maya culture extended further south through present Guatemala and into Honduras and highland Chiapas.
There are numerous Maya archaeological sites throughout the peninsula; some of the better-known are Chichen Itza, Tulum and Uxmal. Indigenous Maya and Mestizos of partial Maya descent still make up a sizeable portion of the region’s population, and Mayan languages are still widely spoken there.
The Yucatan Peninsula is amazingly diverse, from tropical jungles, vast flat countryside populated with modern day Mayan villages, spectacular coastline with world class resorts, archaeological sites and wonderful old colonial towns.
Tourism has made huge strides across the Yucatan Peninsula, particularly around the major hotspots like Tulum and Chichen Itza and along much of the beautiful coastline including Cancun and the islands of Cozumel and Isla Mujeres.
These resorts and islands are now some of the most popular destinations in the world, with every kind of accommodation including, all-inclusive resorts, boutique hotels, hostels, even cabanas on the beach. There’s something for every taste and budget.
Throughout this blog you will find up to date information and reviews of what we believe are the best attractions on the peninsula. In particular we will give you our opinions on the best attractions, beaches, accommodation, and activities.
When considering your vacation plans, you will find that The Yucatan Peninsula offers an amazingly diverse and eclectic range of things to do, sights to see and places to go.
You won’t be able to see and do everything in one visit but here we’ll try and make it easier for you to decide what you want to see and do most. Hopefully you’ll have a wonderful time here in the Yucatan Peninsula and return to see more year after year.