Who speaks of Yucatan, usually means the Mexican part of the peninsula of the same name, but this belongs besides Mexico to parts also to Guatemala and Belize. The north of Yucatan is under Mexican administration and consists of the states of Yucatan, Quintana Roo and Campeche. Yucatan stands for white sandy beaches, turquoise sea and the mystical ruins of the Maya. Thus, Yucatan combines culture and nature quite naturally and makes cultural travelers, beach vacationers and active travelers equally happy. Everyone will find their favourite place here. Look forward to beaches in Cancun, temples and cenotes in Tulum, city strolls in Merida or explorations in the jungle.
Yucatan promises a great mix of cultural gems like the Mayan ruins and colonial cities and paradisiacal nature. White sandy beaches on the Caribbean Sea, turquoise water and iguanas sitting on driftwood exude a picture-perfect holiday atmosphere that sometimes makes you just want to rub your eyes. But promise, you're not dreaming! There is much to discover in Yucatan! Visit ancient Mayan sites, take jungle hikes and swim in the shimmering cenotes and see flamingos in the wild. Let yourself be enchanted by this landscape! With the recommendations of our travel experts, you will experience the dreamlike Yucatan Peninsula in an intense and unforgettable way.
Merida is the largest city on the Yucatan Peninsula and has the nickname "the white city". The reason for this is the whitewashed houses and the traditional white clothing of the inhabitants. Although Merida is a city of millions and the capital of the state of Yucatan, the atmosphere is quiet and small-town. In the center, the colonial charm is evident with the Plaza de la Independencia. The Spanish built the cathedral from the stones of a former Mayan temple.
Already in Mayan times there was a settlement on the site of today's city. Today Cancun is one of the most diverse places in the region. There are many beaches, old ruins but also hotels and restaurants for every taste. Cancun has also made a name for itself in terms of nightlife. It is not for nothing that Cancun is the place where the party people meet during Spring Break. From Cancun you can also make trips to the beautiful Isla Mujeres.
Blue water, white beach and right on the coast the ruins of the Mayan site. Tulum is a feast for the eyes! Here you will find cenotes worth seeing for swimming, beautiful beaches for relaxing, great restaurants and a wide range of accommodation. Tulum is a real gem on the Yucatan round trip.
Chichen Itza is the best preserved Mayan ruin on the Yucatan Peninsula. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site as early as 1988. Since 2007 it belongs to the 7 wonders of the modern world and is not only since then a highlight of every Yucatan trip. The visit is overwhelming!
Valladolid is a cozy colonial town with quaint Mexican charm. The center is the central square "Plaza e Parque Francisco Canton" with the cathedral. Away from the centre, the Convento de San Bernardino de Siena attracts visitors with its pretty garden. In the middle of the city is also the Cenote Zaci, which invites you to swim.
Playa del Carmen on the Caribbean coast was once a small fishing village. Today Playa del Carmen is the epitome of the Caribbean beach holiday. White sand, a long promenade right on the beach and numerous water sports make Playa del Carmen a favourite holiday destination for families. Less
The lake of seven colours - Laguna Bacalar is a more than 40 km long lake that shimmers in all imaginable shades of blue. The village of Bacalar itself is a sleepy dropout village. The star is definitely the lagoon itself. Up on the SUP and into the water! This is the best way to admire the blaze of colour.
The best time to travel is from November to April. Then there is a dry season and the temperatures are pleasantly warm, the humidity is low.
In Mexico, and therefore also in Yucatan, the Mexican peso is the currency.
The national language in Yucatan is Spanish. Some of the inhabitants still speak Mayan languages.
Beach, ruins, rainforest and cities - Yucatan is diverse and accordingly different clothes and utensils belong in the suitcase. Sun protection, swimwear but also comfortable clothes for exploring the ruins and cities are important.