Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Known for its blue ocean colours, beautiful cultural heritage, delicious food, sophisticated resorts and friendly people, there is no doubt on the reason why Yucatan Peninsula attracts millions of visitors each year. So here is a list of the top 10 things to do if you decide to make it your next holiday choice.
1. Visit Chichen Itza, One of the 7 Wonders of the World
Chichen Itza is one of the greatest examples of Mayan heritage in Yucatan and one of the new seven wonders of the world since 2007. With about 1000 years of history , this impressive archeological site is the most famous, spectacular and visited Mayan site in Mexico.
2. Spend Some Time in Merida, the Mayan Capital
Capital city of Yucatan, Merida is a beautiful, peaceful and cultural town. It combines the splendour and opulence of the colonial history of Mexico. Its narrow streets, beautiful plazas, colourful houses, art scene and the Maya traditions that locals continue to convey make it a must visit place in Mexico.
3. Explore the Marine Life in Cozumel
Cozumel is a paradisiac island that is located just off the shores of Playa del Carmen. It is the perfect place for travellers who love clear waters, marine life and breathless adventures. It is also a romantic holiday destination, which is known for its stunning sunsets and peaceful beaches. And most importantly, Cozumel is an place where hospitality is not only a practice but a way of life.
4. Cool off in Cenotes
If you wish to cool off the heat and sunny beaches, you should head to cenotes, these secret underworld turquoise pools where Mayan used to communicate with the gods. Cenotes are natural swimming pools or sinkholes located in a cave and they are said to be interconnected throughout Yucatan.
5. Stay in an Eco-Resort
For travellers who care about sustainable, responsible and eco-tourism, Mexico offers some of the most amazing eco-resorts, secluded from all tourist animation. Consider spending a few nights at the eco-chic Azulik Resort and Maya Spa in Tulum, an adults only hotel set on a beautiful private beach.
6. Spend a Day at the Beach in Cancun
Cancun is the most popular destination in the Riviera Maya, with its great weather, turquoise waters and infinite white sand beaches. The hotel zone has a feel of Miami Beach, with its offer of world class luxury hotels, its crazy party scene or its sophisticated seafood restaurants. Either you will love Cancun or you will hate it. But one thing is sure, you gotta try it.
7. Be on a Guacamole and Margarita Diet All Day, Every Day
From tacos to burritos to seafood and meat dishes, Mexican food is very rich and varied. But no matter where you go in Mexico or which restaurant you visit, there is always guacamole and margaritas on the menu. So, don’t be shy and drink margaritas all day long because they are awesomely prepared.
8. Wander the Maya Ruins in Tulum
9. Hang Out in Playa Del Carmen
Playa Del Carmen is a lovely and lively town along the Mexican Caribbean coast. Unlike Cancun, everything is located in the same area and within walking distance. The main strip is the main tourist attraction and is filled with shops, hotels, as well as great restaurants and bars. It is a great place to take time and simply hang out.
If you have chosen Yucatan as your holiday destination, is most of all to take time to rest and relax. Whether it is in your hotel room, by the pool or at the beach, don’t be shy to chill while enjoying the sun and sipping a few margaritas.