Mexico

Tailor Made Holidays to Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula

  • The colonial town of Izamal in Mexico
    — Izamal
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  • An aerial view of Ek Balam in the Yucatan Peninsula
    — Ek Balam
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  • Three Mayan women making tortillas
    — Making tortillas
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  • Boat trip on the mangrove at Celestun
    — Celestun, near Merida
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  • Couple kayaking on Laguna Bacalar in Mexico
    — Laguna Bacalar
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  • Hacienda holidays in the Yucatan Peninsula
    — Hacienda
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  • A holiday festival in the Yucatan Peninsula
    — Festivals
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  • Traditional dance in the Yucatan Peninsula
    — Traditional dance
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  • Stained glass window in a Mexican church
    — Church
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  • Young Mexican girl celebrating Day of the Dead
    — Day of the Dead
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  • Snake heads at Chichen Itza in Mexico
    — Chichen Itza
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  • A beautiful cenote in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico
    — Cenote
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  • Flamingos in the Yucatan Peninsula
    — Flamingos
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  • The Mayan ruins of Tulum in Mexico face the Caribbean
    — Tulum
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  • Tacos and salsa in Mexico
    — Tacos & salsa
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  • Holidays to Uxmal in the Yucatan Peninsula
    — Uxmal
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  • Uncommercial beach holidays to Mexico
    — Holbox
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  • Religion in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico
    — Religion
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  • Overlooking the main square in Campeche, Mexico
    — Campeche
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  • Overlooking the jungle from the main pyramid at Coba, Mexico
    — Coba
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Land of the Maya

Jutting out between the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean, the Yucatan Peninsula is, thanks to its broad appeal, the most visited region of Mexico.

Comprising three separate states – Yucatan, Campeche & Quintana Roo – the majority of visitors to the Yucatan Peninsula are drawn to the beautiful beaches and turquoise waters that line much of its east coast.

Cancun is the the region’s most famous beach resort but there are far better beaches, and more appealing hotels, further south along the Riviera Maya and Tulum as well as on the islands of Isla Mujeres & Holbox.

However, it is inland from these beaches that more adventurous visitors will be richly rewarded.

Home to the enigmatic Mayan civilisation that stretched into neighbouring Belize, Guatemala & Honduras, the Yucatan Peninsula is home to a simply staggering number of ancient archaeological sites that range in size from great city-states such as Chichen Itza & Uxmal to smaller, lesser known settlements such as Kohunlich, all the way down to tiny, often un-named ruins hidden away from public view on private estates.

In tandem with these fascinating Mayan sites, the Yucatan Peninsula also bears witness to hundreds of years of Spanish, colonial history in the form of attractive towns such as Valladolid, Izamal, Merida & Campeche together with a number of beguiling haciendas, many lying abandoned, the lucky ones now converted into luxury hotels.

Geographically, the Yucatan Peninsula is almost entirely flat, with the dry, scrub-like terrain of the north gradually giving way to the dense jungles of the south. As the Yucatan Peninsula is almost entirely comprised of porous limestone, away from the coast there are few visible signs of water.

What the Yucatan Peninsula does possess is an incredible system of underground rivers and lakes which, where the ground has caved in, become what is known as cenotes, another key feature of the region.

Although much of the east coast has been given over to tourist development, the Sian Ka’an Biosphere is still home to a variety of flora and fauna while Rio Lagartos on the north coast and Celestun on the east coast are also home to a wide variety of birdlife.

Wherever your interests lie, Beyond The Ordinary are specialists in tailor made holidays to the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico and look forward to discussing your plans and requirements.

Yucatan Peninsula Destinations

The Yucatan Peninsula is home to countless, ancient Mayan sites, charming colonial towns and mile after mile of beautiful beaches

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Accommodation in the Yucatan Peninsula

The Yucatan Peninsula features characterful heritage hotels, luxurious haciendas and every type of beach hotel.

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Yucatan Peninsula Itineraries

Currently, we offer clients a choice between Fly Drive or Car & Driver as options for exploring the Yucatan Peninsula

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