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Places to go in Mexico - Yucatan Peninsula

Places to go in the Yucatan




Tulum's spectacular coastline - with all its confectioner-sugar sands, jade-green water, balmy breezes and bright sun - makes it one of the top...

Isla Mujeres

Cancún and the Riviera Maya Yearning for sun, sand and eye-popping natural beauty? A trip to Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula - and its crowning resort developments in Cancún and the Riviera Maya - offers something for just about everyone. For bacchanalians and beach lovers, there are the devilish nightclubs and angelic sands of Cancún and Playa del Carmen.

Rio Secreto

Come and experience this stunning underground river with thousands of dramatic stalactites and stalagmites. Come to Rio Secreto!

Isla Cozumel

An immensely popular diving spot since 1961, when Jacques Cousteau, led by local guides, showed its spectacular reefs to the world, Cozumel lies...

Isla Holbox

Isn't life great when it's low-fi and low-rise? That's the attitude on friendly Isla Holbox (hol-bosh) with its sandy streets, colorful Caribbean...

Chichén Itzá

Discover the heart of Mexico's Aztec, Zapotec, Mayan and Spanish cultures on this two-week journey spanning ruins, pueblos and beaches. Arrive in Mexico and travel through the mad metropolis of Mexico City to the relaxed beaches of the Yucatan Peninsula, and unravel the magnificent mystery of the ancient Mexican civilisations along the way.




Sightseeing Tours Experience the wonders of the ancient Maya by both day and night on an Uxmal sound and light tour from Merida. Take a guided tour of the Nunnery Quadrangle, Pyramid of the Magician and Governor's Palace at Uxmal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and learn about the Puuc architecture of the ancient Maya.