TheYucatan Peninsula is an amazing destination to visit. Every corner of this region has its own story to be told. Thus, we find really wonderful places and even though the holiday time is not enough to know absolutely everything, there are a few interesting attractions you must visit on your trip to the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.
Ek Balam’s archaeological site has many surprises to unveiled. Located in the state ofYucatan and near the town ofValladolid,this site is also accessible from Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum and even from Mérida. What is special aboutEk Balam (and the Yucatan Peninsula in general) are its impressive Mayan ruins. Many years ago, this town was inhabited by the Maya and the result are buildings with a very special architecture and culture typical of the sculptures. Like almost all Mayan site, it has its pyramid providing incredible views of the countryside. And you can explore unique things like a Mayan king's tomb, which was discovered recently and is almost intact!
A unique aspect in the world of this Mexican region is the abundance of cenotes; they are everywhere. It is estimated that there are hundreds and hundreds, of which only a fraction has been discovered. Imagine all those that remain to be discovered if the existing ones are amazing. These natural pools are perfect for swimming, cool off from the Caribbean heat and why not do activities like zip line, diving and snorkeling. Many of them are equipped for that but dependent cenote you visit. But that's not all, in the cenotes can also be seen very beautiful rock formations as well as many other aspects that will amaze you.
Beaches from paradise
Much of the fame of the Yucatan has to do with its beaches. Known throughout the world, tourists are mainly attracted to the beaches of Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Isla Mujeres. But because of its Caribbean geography, there are many more beaches to discover like Cozumel Island, the Isle of Holbox, and especially those of Tulum. These beaches combine the landscape of beaches with fine white sand, clear water and a surveillance tower with the only Mayan archaeological site discovered on the Caribbean coast.
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