Tourism in YUCATAN
Yucatan is a magical land, a perfect fusion of past and present. The traveler can find a whole range of possibilities: eternal stories and wonders, friendly people and traditions, but at the same time Yucatan offers modern infrastructure, industry and an important port-of-call. With a fascinating cuisine, a mixture of ancient Mayan recipes and Creole influence opens an almost infinite range of choices for everyone.
This is a place where it is easy to get lost among the bird songs and music of the trova, a special type of romantic ballads. Yucatan offers diverse experiences full of colors, history, museums, and convention centers.
The state has important Maya ruins, such as the amazing Chichen Itza, the monumental Uxmal and the mystic Ek Balam, all wonders of the world. In addition, it also has beautiful colonial cities, architectural jewels reflecting the perfect fusion of two cultures.
The natural beauty and magic of Yucatán will captivate you, with tropical forests and mysterious cenotes or sinkholes, underwater caves created by Chicxulub meteorite impact (65 million years ago).
The Haciendas (estates) are proud witnesses of the past. Born in the Era of “Green Gold” (late 1800s), the haciendas lived by the henequen boom. However the henequen industry plummeted in the mid- 1940s with the invention of synthetic fibers, and with it the splendor of these plantations. In the last decade of the 20th Century the Haciendas of Yucatan recovered a great part of their earlier splendor, becoming a perfect place for harmony and relaxation in and elegant comfort.
Everything from its people to its architecture reflects a colorful heritage and an amalgamated culture (Maya and Spanish). The handicrafts are a unique creation of expertise and experience; you can find huipiles (traditional embroidered dresses), detailed carvings of ancient Mayan sculptures, the finest hammocks in the world, and the famous “guayabera” shirts for men.
Yucatan is a complete tourist destination; it has the highest rated infrastructure for events, conventions and incentive trips in the country, founded on the high quality of its tourism services, excellent highway communications and the natural and historical wonders that this destination has to offer. The Yucatán Peninsula is hot and humid.
The rainy season is mid-August to mid-October, with afternoon showers most days. Its climate is very similar to Miami or Cuba. The best time to visit is during the dryer, slightly cooler months between November and March. The average annual high temperature is 33°C (91°F), but temperatures often rise above 38°C (100°F) during the summer. Low temperatures range between 18°C (64°F) in January to 23°C (73°F) in May and June.
Splendid haciendas, Mayan archeological sites, cenotes, caves and many more tourist attractions surround Mérida.
WHAT TO DO IN YUCATAN
Chichen ltzá (the city on the edge of the well of the Itza), was the most important regional capital of the Mayan area in the years 750 to 1200 AD, a bridge between the Mesoamerican Classic and Postclassic periods. His remains, still well preserved, confirm the fame assigned to him by the chronicles and indigenous legends of Yucatan. Its vestiges show that the traditional Mayan civilization was enriched with other cultural currents of Mesoamerica.… Leer Más
There is a wide variety of beaches in Yucatan, ranging from Progreso, which is only 20 minutes from Merida, to more distant beaches such as San Felipe. They all offer a peaceful environment where you can relax, camp and enjoy nature, or practice various sports such as fishing, kayaking, SUP and many other water activities. Among the options that Yucatan offers, there are some that are true paradises such as Celestún and Río Lagartos where the sky is painted pink because they are the habitat of important colonies of pink flamingos. Most of them are wide white sand beaches and in several you can savor some of the delicious typical dishes of Yucatan.… Leer Más
Yucatán is a region of the country that protects great natural and cultural treasures that are very important to the country, two places that perfectly exemplify the importance of Yucatán in the history of Mexico are its magical towns, Izamal and Valladolid, two destinations that in its streets they protect all the magic of Yucatan.… Leer Más
The gastronomy of Yucatan has its origins in the traditional cuisine of the Mayans with some Spanish ingredients. Its dishes are well known for their particular aroma and flavor, because they are prepared with condiments such as oregano, sour orange, coriander and mainly different types of chili. Other ingredients are the famous “recados”, which are a kind of pasta with which a very characteristic flavor is given to meats, such as the black “recados” or the red “recados”, among others. The “recados” are simply various species of condiments and ground and mixed chilies that form a paste, and that are the main base of many Yucatecan dishes. So in addition to a trip through the incredible jungle landscapes of Yucatan, the cenotes, the archaeological sites, cities and towns, you should enjoy a whole gastronomic trip through the beautiful land of the Mayans.… Leer Más
The people from Yucatan integrate their beliefs, celebrations and ancient customs into their daily lives, and create a very special kind of magical syncretism. The handcrafts, the cuisine, the music, the folklore, and the traditions are irrefutable proof that Yucatan is a magic land with open, warm atmosphere, where visitors always feel welcome.… Leer Más
Merida is one of Mexico’s most important colonial cities, an architectural jewel traditionally known as “La Ciudad Blanca” (The White City). The Mayan World with the generous hospitality of its people surrounds it. It features traditional neighborhoods, tree-lined stately avenues, world class services, varied cuisine, night life and modern installations which guarantee your business success as well as an indelible memory of a unique experience. Mérida has become the “Medical Capital of the South-east Mexico” with a vast network of hospitals, clinics, laboratories as well as private and public doctor’s offices; the health care in the city is excellent and very affordable. Many doctors are English-speaking, often having done their training in the United States; the facilities are state of the art but cost less.… Leer Más
Cruise Shipping and Marine Tourism
Yucatán has marinas, safe harbors, and a port of call. Sailing in the beautiful water around the coast is an unforgettable experience. You can also have a picnic in a pristine beach enjoying a wonderful sunset. The marina provides offers excellent shelter and modern facilities. There are windsurfing regattas every weekend during the summer.
Puerto Yucatan, is one of the newest ports for large cruise ships, it has the capacity to serve up to one million passengers. The terminal has immigration offices, customs, shops selling all sorts of souvenirs and necessities, bars, sitting area, duty free shops, car rental and free transportation from the terminal to the port of Progreso. Telephones and Internet connections are available.
Yucatan has an infrastructure of high quality health services. It has a vast network of hospitals, clinics, laboratories, and doctor’s offices, all in constant growth and modernization. Therefore guarantees all its clients first-class medical care that has revolutionized the concept of the medical service in the southeast of Mexico.
The hospitality, professionalism in medical care, hospital infrastructure and the cost of medical services make Merida one of the most competitive cities in the provision of high quality medical services. The main private hospitals in Mérida are: Clínica Mérida, Hospital Star Médica, Centro de Especialidades Médicas del Sureste and Centro Médico de las Américas. The rates for health insurance in Mexico are very accessible. You can be protected and use the best hospitals and doctors at very reasonable costs.
Yucatan is a complete tourist destination with a wide variety of tourist attractions. The organizer of congresses, conferences and meetings has many exciting and refreshing options of recreational activities, which is a nice complement to any event. Yucatan offers natural attractions, archeology, history, culture, traditions, legends, and the colonial legacy combined with the ancient indigenous culture, reflected in the Yucatecan cuisine and in the handcrafts and folk art.
Merida, the state capital, offers high quality hotels, modern medical facilities, road safety, international airports and a port of call in Puerto Progreso. Many colonial monuments and archeological sites also surround it.
The Office of Conferences and Conventions (OCC) actively support the organization of events and maintain a close relationship with local service providers and various government agencies. The OCC can prop paperwork and permissions, contact Yucatán state authorities and coordination of cultural events.
The Yucatán Congress and Convention Bureau (OCC) offers a wide range of support services for sector professionals and maintains a close relationship with local service providers and various government agencies. The OCC helps you with the paperwork and permissions, and provides a wide network of locations where you can organize your event.
The Convention Center Yucatan Siglo XXI (Spanish for “21st century”), is a modern facility. With a total surface area of 904,168 square feet, the convention and exposition center has 224,965 square feet of roofed spaces. It has a parking lot, a pressroom, a movie complex and service area.
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