I guess Riviera Maya is the most visited touristic region in Mexico. Yes, it is touristy and all but it is so for a reason. Riviera Maya has it all. Fantastic nature, cultural heritage, crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches and yummy food. There was no doubt that I’d add Riviera Maya to my itinerary.
Merida, is the capital city of Yucatan, where the Spanish conquerors built their colonial city after destroying the Maya city of T’hó and used the stones of the remains to build their colonial buildings. It must be part of every travel itinerary if you’re touring in Mexico. I spent 2 days in Merida and had the feeling to witness some true Mexican lifestyle. I had the chance to see how they celebrate, how they spend time with their families during holidays and weekends and how they enjoy beach life with their big families.
The Mexican small city Valladolid is one of the colonial cities in Yucatan Peninsula. If you want to witness real local Mexican lifestyle off the beaten track Valladolid should be in your travel itinerary when you travel in Mexico. I spent approx. 2 days in Valladolid and here are my highlights.
You probably heard of Chichen Itza before. One of the New Wonders of The World since 2007. The ancient Maya City has always been very popular but after it was voted as a world wonder the amount of visitors has been doubled, if not more. Hundreds of tour buses packed with tourists bring millions of visitors per year to the archaeological site in Mexico, Yucatan Peninsula. Its popularity is well earned and it definitely should be in your list too. But how to avoid the crowds?