The Yucatán peninsula remains one of the most popular travel destinations in Mexico with visitors from around the world. Most tourists can be found on the white sand beaches and in the crystal clear waters on the Caribbean side, but as you will see the peninsula has much to offer.
Late February or early March Carnival comes. This religious holiday takes place at the height of the tourist season. The festivities include parades with floats and everyone dresses up in costumes.
Nestled on the eastern coast of the vast, mysterious Yucatan Peninsula, The Mayan Riviera is home to some of Mexico's number one tourist destinations. Cancun with its beaches and state of the art hotels; The colonial city of Merida; Chichen Itza, the most famous and best restored of Yucatan's Mayan sites, and the divers paradise of Cozumel.
The Yucatán peninsula is quite different than the rest of Mexico. The feeling you have as you travel is more relaxed, more tranquil. This, no doubt, is due to the Maya and their history. Even the land around you seems different.
Although you will find examples of modern and colonial lifestyles, it is the Mayan legacy which creates the sense of another world. The ruins of the past are plentiful. Some of the major sites include Chichén Itzá, Cobá, Edzná, Kabah, Tulum and Uxma.
Enjoy quaint towns, explore one of the many Mayan ruins, visit magnificent waterfalls and beautiful beaches. In, on or underwater activities include water-skiing, swimming, diving, snorkeling or a cruise in a glass bottomed boat.