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Yaxunah ruins in Yucatan

Yaxunah ruins in Yucatan

Welcome to the captivating archaeological site of Yaxunah in the heart of Yucatan. Here, history unfolds along the remnants of a “white path” or sacbe. This path extends as far as the ancient city of Coba. These ruins are not just artifacts. They are markers of a historical journey that beckons exploration. Here are some…
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The ghost town of Misnebalam

The ghost town of Misnebalam

Venture just 11 miles from the vibrant city of Merida, and you’ll discover the intriguing allure of the ghost town of Misnebalam. This once-thriving settlement, deeply rooted in the henequen industry, now stands as a haunting testament to its past. Surrounded by an air of mystery, Misnebalam is shrouded in legends that weave tales of…
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Acanceh ruins in Yucatan

Acanceh ruins in Yucatan

The ancient Acanceh ruins in the Yucatan region of Mexico hold a special allure for history enthusiasts and curious travelers alike. Among the ruins, you’ll discover a remarkable pyramid. It wears enigmatic stucco faces. They tell secrets of Mayan civilization. These faces are not only a testament to the ingenuity of their builders. But also,…
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Ichkabal ruins near Bacalar

Ichkabal ruins near Bacalar

Close to Laguna Bacalar lies Ichkabal, an ancient Maya city that predates even Chichén Itzá and Uxmal. This significant political and cultural center is one of the most paramount in the Yucatan Peninsula. People found it by chance in 1995. Due to its vast extent, it remained concealed. So long as authorities grappled with the…
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New zone in Chichen Itza

There’s a new zone in Chichen Itza open to the public

Chichén Viejo sits to the southwest of Chichén Itzá’s central area. And it has recently reopened to the public after a 35-year closure. Within its grounds, you can explore 25 structures spread across two plazas. All of them have buildings constructed on a substantial walled foundation. This exciting reopening is a significant boom for Yucatan…
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The Mayan People Museum

The Mayan People Museum

Within the archaeological zone of Dzibilchaltún, the Museum of the Mayan People stands as a testament to the continuous evolution of Mayan culture. Its mission is to vividly showcase various facets of this rich heritage, encompassing different subjects. Like architecture, dwellings, artistic expressions, culinary traditions, mathematical advancements, astronomical knowledge, and clothing. All of these, spanning…
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Xlapak ruins in Yucatan

Xlapak ruins in Yucatan

Sitting  along the ancient Puuc Route in the heart of the Yucatan Peninsula lies the captivating Xlapak Ruins. This is a remarkable archaeological site steeped in rich history and Mayan culture. This hidden gem offers a unique opportunity to explore the remnants of a once-thriving civilization, where intricate stone walls adorned with intricate carvings pay…
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Muna in Yucatan

Muna in Yucatan

The name Muna means “place of soft or tender water”. It is a small village with just over 11,000 inhabitants. They are mainly of Maya origin. It sits in the south of Yucatán, very close to the archaeological site of Uxmal, a World Cultural Heritage Site. Muna is a stop where you can live an…
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Hacienda Dzibikak near Merida

Hacienda Dzbikak near Merida

Hacienda Dzibikak is a place with a lot of history, past and present. After going through many difficulties, it has become an ideal place to celebrate a wedding ceremony or any other social event. Furthermore, it is a wonderful venue that is worth the trip from Merida or other places in the Peninsula. Here are…
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Hacienda San Antonio Hool near Merida

Hacienda San Antonio Hool near Merida

Hacienda San Antonio Hool is part of the catalog of the National Institute of Anthropology and History. This means that its remodeling respected to the maximum its original construction. So an experience here is very similar to how the old Yucatecan hacienda owners lived in the 19th century. Here are some tips on the Hacienda…
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