WHAT TO VISIT IN THE YUCATAN PENINSULA?
Archaeological zone of 8.5 hectares surrounded by forest, and which would have started its settlement around 200 BC, although most of the most significant buildings were built in the early Classic period between 500 and 600 AD. The growth of the city continued towards the Terminal Classic and even the Early Postclassic (1000-1200 AD).
In its heyday it represented a point of trade link between the cities of the Yucatan Peninsula and the rest of the Mayan cities of Central America.
Kohunlich, is one of the most studied sites in the south of Quintana Roo, and has the largest number of areas open to visitors.
Merida, named one of the cities to be visited in 2017 by The Guardian, is one of the cities in Mexico that breathes tranquility day after day.
The peace of this city, the beauty of its streets, makes it a place of elegance and contrast with its colonial houses, its Mayan ruins and its architecture; It also has an exquisite gastronomic collection that will take over your taste. Its Plaza Mayor is a vibrant meeting place where locals enjoy traditional drinks, such as champola or sorbet. You can not miss the opportunity to know Paseo de Montejo, the most important avenue in the White City.
Banco Chinchorro, a large coral necklace
Mexico has the privilege of possessing the second largest coral reef in the world. This is the Chinchorro Bank, a place that is considered a biosphere reserve and is located on the coasts of the state of Quintana Roo. This atoll is also the largest of Mexican beaches and is home to different species. For this reason, it has become one of the favorite sites for divers, who practice their sport like nowhere else.
With 43 kilometers long by 28 wide, Banco Chinchorro does not cease to amaze locals and foreigners alike. It is a sand bank, surrounded by coral of a thickness of 20 meters. After this is formed, curiously, a kind of sandy bottom pool. And although the extension is considerable, only two parts of the bank stand out.
The Puuc Route
In the year of 1921, Mr. Pascual Rivero ordered the construction of the hacienda “Kancabchén” (red earth well), which is located just 15 minutes from the colonial city of Merida in the state of Yucatan.
This beautiful colonial-type farm was created with the aim of engaging in livestock and henequen activities; But due to the gradual disappearance of the henequen industry, Mr. Gamboa Rivero inherits the property from his daughter, Mrs. Josefina Gamboa de Casares, who held it until 1985.
The caves of Loltún, are the largest and best known within the system of caverns located in the southern part of Yucatan, know about the Mayan civilization and make a tour just an hour from the city of Merida by the famous Puuc Route, whose name maya means “hills” or “mounds”. Visit the caves of Loltun, “stone flower” in Mayan. Here you can see cave paintings and a collapsed vault.
This place is home to one of the most beautiful treasures: the Seven colored Lagoon which, in addition to its unique natural beauty, also holds other amazing treasures. It is home to some of the oldest organisms on the planet that could help decipher the origin of life and the secrets left by the pirates of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries when they hid there.
Lose yourself in the wild life in a craft boat and vibrate in front of the spectacular flight of thousands of birds that are summoned in the calm waters of the mangrove and soft beaches. Feel the contrasts caused by mixing the fresh water of the estuary that is irrigated with the waters that flow in underground rivers under the Yucatan peninsula and the salt water currents of the Gulf of Mexico and explore the habitat where the elegant flamingos, fishereagles, woodpeckers, hummingbirds, frigates, woodpeckers, herons, ducks, seagulls and pelicans coexits.
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