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Cancun, Cozumel & the Yucatan - Yucatan State & the Maya Heartland (PDF Chapter)
This is the Yucatán State & the Maya Heartland chapter from Lonely Planet’s Cancun, Cozumal & the Yucatan guidebook.
Yucatán state sees less tourism than its flashy neighbor, Quintana Roo. It’s sophisticated and savvy, and the perfect spot for travelers interested in cultural exploration. Most come to this area to explore the ancient Maya sites, like the Ruta Puuc.
- 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 & around, South of Mérida, Oxkintok, Grutas de Calcehtok, Uxmal, Santa Elena, Kabah, Ruta Puuc, Grutas de Loltún, Ruinas de Mayapán, Cenotes de Cuzamá, Ticul, Tihosuco, Celestún, Ruined Haciendas Route, Dzibilchaltún, Progreso & around, Eastern Yucatán State, Izamal, Chichén Itzá, Valladolid, Ek’ Balam, Tizimín, Río Lagartos & around, San Felipe.
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