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Do you have a Yucatecan friend? Those are some differences between a normal friend and the Yucatecan.

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A normal friend greets you with a smile and a handshake when you find in the Street. A Yucatecan friend greets you with a big hug and instead of “Hello”, he says “When we go for two?”   View this post on Instagram #CervezaPatito #Universitarios A post shared by Rodolfo A. Rivera (@rodolforivera97) on Nov…

El Cuyo, Yucatan

Gente disfrutando de la playa en el Cuyo

A paradise in Yucatan, called El Cuyo. You must visit this place.   Pure – white sand welcomes you to this paradise that the modern world skipped. View this post on Instagram Impresionante atardecer en El Cuyo, Yucatán • • • La fotografía es de @kaary_kd Te invitamos a que visites su galería • •…

Progreso, Yucatan: Sun, Beach and Fun

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Merida residents flock to the port city of Progreso to stroll along the malecón (waterfront promenade) and take a dip in the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Progreso’s lovely waterfront promenade is always bustling with food and craft vendors, local residents and beach-goers, and the waters just off the coast are calm,…

Valladolid, The Sultan of the East

Iglesia de San Servasio, Valladolid, Yucatan

Located mid-way between Mérida and Cancun, colonial Valladolid is the third-largest city in Yucatan and a good base from which to explore the surrounding region. Visit Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza and Ek’ Balam, the Balankanche caves and Rio Lagartos, a coastal fishing village and flamingo colony located within the Reserva de la Biosfera Rio…

Spirited Fiestas in Yucatan

Tradicional baile de jarana yucateca

Vaquerias are traditional feasts and celebrations of music and dance unique to Yucatán. The traditional Vaqueria Feast is influenced by the traditions of the both the indigenous Maya and the Spanish and is usually held in honor of the patron saint of a village or hacienda (plantation). The fiesta typically lasts for several days and…

Yucatan Green Gold

Plantio de henequen

The haciendas henequeneras (henequen plantations) in Yucatan state first emerged in the 17th century as family-owned cattle ranches, farming and manufacturing centers that produced products for export, before later converting to henequen production. View this post on Instagram #henequen 🇲🇽 A post shared by 𝙍𝙖𝙪𝙡 𝙁𝙞𝙚𝙧𝙧𝙤 (@fierrox) on Apr 21, 2016 at 4:46pm PDT  …

San Servacio Church – Valladolid, Yucatan

Iglesia de San Servasio, Valladolid, Yucatan

It is located on the southern side of the main square and was built by Priest Francisco Hernandez on March 24, 1545. In 1705 it was demolished by appointment of Bishop Pedro de los Rios Reyes, after the desecration of such sacred building, in the so called “Crime of Mayors.” In 1706 it was restored…

House of Montejo

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It was built between 1543 and 1549 by Francisco de Montejo y Leon “El Mozo” by appointment of his father, in order to provide a home for the Spanish conquerors. View this post on Instagram Casa de montejo 🗿#meridatudestino #turismo #venameridablanca #casademontejo A post shared by luz Mendoza (@mendozalucezita) on Aug 12, 2016 at 9:57am…

Merida Government Palace

Palacio de gobierno de Mérida visto desde el exterior

This magnificent building had its precedent headquarters on the Royal Houses, colonial government place. It served both as office for administrative and government business, as well as bedrooms for the official representatives of the Crown. Once independence was consumed the place was called Government Palace, and in the late XIX century the old building was…

7 churches and former convent you must visit in Yucatan

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Yucatan has a vast history from his churches and former convents. And we want to let you know about 7 of them, which you must visit and get marvel from this beautiful land. OXKUTZCAB: San Francisco de Asis Former Convent View this post on Instagram San Francisco de Asís, Oxkutzcab A post shared by Philip…