6 Places you Must see in Yucatan

Merida, Yucatan in Mexico

6 Places you Must see in Yucatan

Yucatan is a precious place in Mexico. It has so much history and impressive culture. Nature, archaeological sites, cultural spots and awesome food are just a few things you can find in here.

The capital city is Merida but you can get to Cancun and rent a car or take a bus to Merida. It’s about 4 hours away and has several villages and nature reserves to visit. Here are 6 places you must see in Yucatan in your next trip to Mexico.

1. Rio Lagartos

Rio Lagartos in Yucatan


An impressive ecosystem where salt mines are nestled. It’s also a haven for pink flamingoes. An awesome place you need to see at least once in your life.

2. Valladolid

Church of Valladolid in Yucatan

Celso Flores

Beautiful little town just in the middle between Cancun and Merida. This lovely town is the food capital of Yucatan, plus having two great archaeological sites at a short distance, Chichen Itza and Ek Balam. Visit one of the cenotes or sinkholes in the outskirts or take a drink at the cenote Zaci, about three blocks from the church in the picture above.

3. Celestun


This biosphere reserve is two-hour drive from Merida. Celestun is a flamingo haven where you can take astounding pictures to bring back home. If you want to be truly in touch with nature, you must visit this amazing place.

4. Uxmal


Uxmal is a mysterious archaeological site south of Merida. There is a legend of a dwarf who became a king and by following the recommendations of his old grandma, bring a period of wealth to this mighty Mayan city.

5. Cenotes throughout Yucatan

Cenotes en Yucatan

The cenotes or sinkholes are open-air bodies of water or flooded caves which are underground connected in the whole Yucatan Peninsula. They are several in the Merida surroundings but also in the the Riviera Maya, and of course, hundreds are yet waiting to be discovered.

6. Izamal

Izamal, Yucatan, Mexico

Eneas de Troya

Another Magic Town with a picturesque downtown. Take a car ride and discover this Colonial city with beautiful painted houses. A place where time seems to stood still, with the gentle people of Yucatan making you feel at home.

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