Discover the Yucatán, a wild region full of history

Yucatán is one of the most famous regions of Mexico, and for good reason! This region is very rich both historically and naturally. Indeed, in Yucatán, nature has remained mostly dominant with its paradisiacal beaches as well as its forests and greenery as far as the eye can see. It is on this land that the Mayas settled and built various buildings around the 8th and 9th centuries. Since then, a few large modern cities have settled there, including the famous city that never sleeps: Cancún. Today, Yucatán has become a region that attracts a lot of tourists and partygoers from all over the world.

If you want to visit this region of Mexico, avoid going there in August and September, because this period corresponds to the rainy season. Apart from these two months, the year is generally pleasant with a general average of 20 to 36°C. If you like the heat, visiting archaeological sites and lounging on heavenly beaches, this destination is for you!

Summary

  • The cenotes of Yucatán
  • The pink lagoon
  • Chichén Itzá, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World
  • The ruins of Tulum
  • Cancun: the party town

The cenotes of Yucatán

Cenotes are natural freshwater pools formed in rock. It is a unique natural phenomenon in the world, and if there is only one place where you can swim in it, it is in Yucatán in Mexico. We would thus find hundreds of them in the region! Shapes and colors vary from one cenote to another. Similarly, some are very deep and others much less. It is for these reasons that it is very interesting to discover several during your stay. In Maya times, this place where rituals took place was sacred. To date, not all of the cenotes in Yucatán have been discovered, but those that are known to the general public have become must-see tourist spots in Mexico.

The pink lagoon

At the very north of the Yucatán Peninsula is Las Coloradas, which includes several lagoons of unusual colors. When you arrive on the scene, you risk being dazzled by this sublime palette of colors: blue, pink, and orange. Indeed, this place is on the coast, hence the blue of the sea. The color of the other two lagoons is due to red algae, plankton and shrimps. In addition, these waters are very salty, so we can observe moss on its edges. The icing on the cake, this place is occupied by many pink Flamingos. In fact, the show is even more magical.

Chichén Itzá, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World

Chichén Itzá is a huge step pyramid built by the Maya during between the 8th and 9th centuries. This incredible complex is also called El Castillo. The place in which this complex is located is very well preserved and remains very natural, which further enhances the magic when discovering Chichén Itzá for the first time. Since 2007, Chichén Itzá has become one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Many merchants are installed on the way to get there and sell typical objects of the country. The visit to this site is done relatively quickly, enough time to marvel at this pyramid and go around it.

The ruins of Tulum

Tulum is also the fruit of the Maya civilization. Indeed, this archaeological site is actually an ancient Mayan city. The addition of ruins, vegetation and the turquoise ocean makes this place a remarkable tourist site. In addition, Tulum is populated by many iguanas to the delight of adults and children. To visit this site, allow half a day and plenty of water.

Cancun: the party town

Bordered by the Caribbean Sea, this city has become the party capital. With its many nightclubs, restaurants and dream beaches, it is the perfect destination for young people in search of madness. But Cancún is also an accessible city for people who simply want to enjoy the heat and the sea. All you have to do is target your accommodation well so that it is not too close to the center which is very active at night. Otherwise, Playa del Carmen is another resort in the Yucatán region that is sometimes quieter and also offers many hotels, restaurants and activities.

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Mohamed SAKHRI

I am Mohamed SAKHRI, the creator and editor-in-chief of this blog, 'Discover the World – The Blog for Curious Travelers.' Join me as we embark on a journey around the world, uncovering beautiful places, diverse cultures, and captivating stories. Additionally, we will delve into mysterious and, at times, even bizarre destinations.

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