Getting to know Yucatan

Archaeological ruins in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Do you want to know everything the Yucatan Peninsula has to offer? Make your next route without missing any destination and visit one of the most beautiful places in Mexico.

Information and map of the Yucatan Peninsula

Yucatan is made up of several of Mexico’s most visited cities, such as Merida, several natural creations such as the cenotes, as well as archaeological sites, museums to visit and learn about history and much more.

The name Yucatan comes from the explorations of the European conquerors. The name turned out to be a confusion between the language of the Mayan inhabitants and the non-understanding of the Spaniards.

Previously its name was Mayab, which means ”a few”. The place was the settlement of the Mayas, a place of pilgrimage and growth of different cities, giving rise to the archaeological sites that are preserved in enviable condition.

The main cities of the Yucatan Peninsula are:

  • Mérida
  • Cancún
  • San Francisco de Campeche
  • Ciudad del Carmen
  • Chetumual
  • San Miguel de Cozumel
  • Valladolid

Yucatan Peninsula Cities


The capital of the Yucatan, one of the most populated. It is also known as the ”white city”.

Among the many places you can visit, the first thing we recommend is to contact a guide or take a tour of the historic center on your own. Take a picture in its characteristic letters with the name of the city or visit the cathedral of San Idelfonso.

You can also visit the Government Palace, take long walks through its parks Hidalgo Santiago or Las Americas, as well as visit the inside of the Church of Santa Lucia.

San Servacio Church, in the Yucatan Peninsula


Founded by the Spanish conquistadors in 1543, Valladolid is a tribute to the city of the same name in the Iberian Peninsula. Formerly known as the capital of the eastern Maya for its strategic location.

In the city you can see many churches, such as the church of San Servacio, the church of Candelaria or Santa Ana. You can’t miss the old Franciscan Convent of San Bernardino de Siena, and you can’t miss the photo of the colorful letters that read ”Valladolid”, another of the different signs of the cities in Mexico.


In Cancun you have plenty of places to spend your vacations, such as sunbathing on the different beaches like the dolphin, snail, turtles…You can also go to the Palapas Park in Cancun, or go to one of the locations that was used for the film of the mask, the well-known Cocobongo.

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Cenotes in Yucatan

The word cenote comes from the Mayan dznoot, which means ”water hole, a wonderful natural creation that is characteristic in different cities of Mexico. If you haven’t bathed in a cenote yet: visit the touristy cenote ik kil, the secret river cenote... You won’t want to get out of the water!

Visiting a cenote in the Yucatan Peninsula

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