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Yucatan Peninsula Maps

A holiday guide to the Yucatan Peninsula in maps

A guide to the key highlights and attractions of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula in map format. Located in the south east of Mexico, the region comprises three individual states: Yucatan, Campeche & Quintana Roo.

Key Mayan Sites of the Yucatan Peninsula

Together with neighbouring Guatemala & Belize, Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula was the cradle of the great Mayan civilisation that gave birth to numerous, powerful city states.

There are literally hundreds of Mayan sites scattered across the Yucatan Peninsula, far too many to list here. Detailed in the map below are, in our opinion, the key sites. These range from Chichen  Itza which is known around the world and which receives thousands of visitors a day, to much smaller, lesser known sites, such as Kohunlich which visitors will often have to themselves.

 

Colonial Towns & Cities of the Yucatan Peninsula

A legacy of Spain’s sprawling colonial empire, the atmospheric towns and cities of Valladolid, Izamal, Merida and Campeche are all well worth including in a tour of the Yucatan Peninsula and boast some of the region’s best accommodation.

 

Natural Highlights of the Yucatan Peninsula

Away from the main beach strip on the east coast, many visitors to the Yucatan Peninsula are surprised at just how empty and undeveloped the region remains.

Bird lovers from around the world flock to the coastal reserves of Celestun & Rio Lagartos while beautiful Laguna Bacalar provides an alternative to the beach.

 

Haciendas of the Yucatan Peninsula

One of the unbdoubted highlights of any holiday to the Yucatan Peninsula is the opportunity to stay in one of its iconic hacienda hotels. Detailed below are the best known of these hacienda properties but, if you have somewhere else in mind, please don’t hesitate to ask.

 

Beaches of the Yucatan Peninsula

While the focus of our holidays is very much on exploring the historic & natural attractions of the region, many of our clients will wish to end their holiday with a few days R&R at the beach.

Fortunately, the Yucatan Peninsula is blessed with many of Mexico’s best beaches as well as an incredible variety of beach hotels.

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