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Ancient ruins, cenote swimming and colonial towns 

The Yucatán state is a mixture of small beach towns, cenotes, and tropical jungles, well as the centre of Mayan culture.  

Chichen Itza is considered one of the most important archaeological sites in Mexico. Over two million tourists flock here every year to marvel at these impressive pyramid structures built by the Mayans over 1,500 years ago. But Uxmal, Mayapan, Xcambo and Kabah also have impressive ruins that shouldn’t be missed. 

Celestún is a laid-back fishing village with an array of idyllic beach restaurants serving freshly caught seafood. A gateway for exploring the Ria Celestún Biosphere Reserve by sailing through the dense mangroves, looking out for crocodiles, pelicans, herons and an enormous colony of flamingos. Observe thousands of flamingos migrating between here and the Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, not forgetting a visit to Las Coloradas - a series of picturesque pink lakes situated along the Gulf of Mexico.  

Campeche is a picturesque walled town, founded in 1540 it was once an important Spanish trading port. Today the houses, churches and fortified ramparts are a UNESCO World Heritage site and a lovely place to while away a day or two.  

Holidays to Mexico start from £3,999pp. Get in touch to find out prices for your perfect trip.

The Area: 

Merida is the colonial capital city of Yucatán and the perfect travel hub for visiting the many cenotes, quaint towns and Mayan ruins that are scattered around the state. 

Yucatán is home to over 3000 cenotes (natural sinkholes) and at least 900 of these are part of the ‘Ring of Cenotes’, near Merida. Each cenote offers a different and unique experience and is always a great way to cool off from the jungle heat. 

Merida is a walkable city, with a perfect blend of the past and the present. Staying around the Plaza Grande offers the best range of hotels, local and international restaurants, and day trips. Izamal, nicknamed the "yellow city", is a much quieter alternative, located over an hour away from Merida.  

Best Time To Go: 

The best time to visit Yucatán is during the dry season (winter) which usually lasts between December and April. Average daily temperatures are around 25°C and these months provide the best chance to see the flamingos in Celestún, with January and February being the best months. Avoid visiting during the hurricane season, which commences during July and August.  

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