Cancun, Cozumel & the Yucatan - Yucatan State & The Maya Heartland (Chapter)
This is the Yucatán State & the Maya Heartland chapter from Lonely Planet's Cancún, Cozumel & the Yucatán guidebook.
Yucatán state is sophisticated and savvy, and the perfect spot for travelers more interested in cultural exploration than beach life. Come to explore the ancient Maya sites peppered throughout the region, experience the past and present in the cloistered corners of colonial cities, visit henequén haciendas and discover the energy, spirit and subtle contrasts of this authentic corner of southeastern Mexico.
- Marvel at colonial architecture or enjoy a free concert in the cultural capital of Mérida
- Find out why they named Chichén Itzá one of the ‘new seven wonders of the world,’ and why Ek’ Balam should have made the short list
- Scan the salty horizon for flamingos at the Reserva de la Biosfera Ría Celestún or Reserva de la Biosfera Ría Lagartos
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Mérida, Oxkintok, Uxmal, Ruta Puuc, Ticul, Celestún, Progreso, Izamal, Chichén Itzá, Valladolid, Río Lagartos
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