Ola From Mexico

Unconventional things to do in Mexico’s Yucatan

Just off the eastern edge of Mexico, the Yucatán Peninsula in one word: fabulous! We’ve all heard of Cancún, the American party destination for spring breakers—its overpriced, commercial and littered with tourists—this city should just be used as a starting point to exploring this region in Mexico.

Contrary to popular belief, the Yucatán Peninsula is safe from the cartel violence associated with other Mexican States, and is home to some of the country’s richest history. The area is home to the best preserved Mayan ruins, crystal waters and white sandy beaches, Cenotes, and gorgeous Spanish colonial cities dripping in history.

This is an overview of our one week route and all the nitty-gritty details of things to do, places to stop, what to eat, and more.

We just used Cancún as a layover spot for the night; didn’t see much- didn’t want to! Woke up early the next morning and went straight to the car rental company to get our car for our three-hour drive to Mérida.

200 miles west of Cancun- the capital of the state of Yucatán. Many Mexicans agree on Mérida being one of the most beautiful cities in the Yucatán Peninsula. It’s also one of the safest in the country. As you head into this region of the Yucatán Peninsula, the tourism drops off a bit – which is exactly what we wanted. Mérida is known for its stunningly […]




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