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10 January, 2020

Condé Nast Traveler Names Merida “Best Small City in the World 2019”

The annual Readers’ Choice Awards have proven once again that Conde Nast Traveler has the world’s most discerning audience, which named Merida the best small city in the world. Situated just 22 miles inland from the Yucatan Peninsula’s northwestern shore, Merida beat out Dresden, Germany; Québec City, Canada; Monte Carlo, Monaco; and Florence, Italy, as well as Puebla, Mexico; Salzburg, Austria; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Bergen, Norway and Cologne, Germany in the roundup of the top 10 best small cities in the world recent survey.

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09 July, 2019

Explore the Colonial City of Merida in Mexico’s Yucatan State

Neighboring the state of Quintana Roo - which is home to Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum in the Riviera Maya - Mexico’s Yucatan State and the capital city of Merida offer some of Latin America’s most exciting tourism offerings. Merida lies just over three hours west of downtown Playa del Carmen and Cancun near the beach town of Progreso on the northern coast of Mexico’s amazing Yucatan Peninsula. This is an excellent choice if you want to enjoy an overnight excursion or long weekend getaway while visiting Cancun or the Riviera Maya, offering the chance to experience the charm of Mexico’s colonial cities and also take in some of the country’s most impressive ancient Mayan ruins! 

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22 June, 2019

Explore Yucatan State for the Ultimate Mexico Vacation

By now, you probably know that the Riviera Maya is home to some of the best beaches in the world, but you may not realize that it also lies right next door to Yucatan State, which offers so much to do and see that you might just forget about the Caribbean Sea for a few days of your next Mexico vacation! Here’s a brief overview of the region and some of the best things to do on a vacation in Mexico to the Riviera Maya and Yucatan State:

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11 June, 2019

Although the Riviera Maya region just south of Cancun is perhaps best known for having the best beaches in the world, Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is also home to thousands of beautiful freshwater cenotes (pronounced say-note-tays) that offer fantastic places to swim, snorkel or - for more adventurous travelers - experience cave diving in the world’s most stunning underwater caverns. Considered to be sacred by the ancient Mayans, these natural sinkholes are still an important water source for the Yucatan Peninsula and also represent one of the Riviera Maya’s most exciting tourism offerings. 

Here are four of our favorite cenotes in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, offering incredible photo ops and a fun way to support both the local Mayan culture and indigenous businesses! 

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18 May, 2019

‘Mexico From Above’ Features Enchanting Aerial Video of Tulum Jungle

Sometimes we all need a moment to recharge and this mesmerizing aerial video of the Tulum jungle by architect and photographer Dimitar Karanikolov is a great way to refresh your spirit and soak up the ancient energy of Mexico’s magical Riviera Maya region! This ultra soothing must-see video of Tulum is part of a larger series titled Mexico From Above, which shows a unique take on some of the country’s most interesting destinations and out of the way gems that are sure to delight the latent traveler in all of us. 

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13 April, 2019

Exploring Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, from Tulum to Merida and Beyond

When the decision was made in the late 1960’s to develop Cancun as a major beach vacation destination, Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula became a major tourism hotspot, spurring even more development south of Cancun along the Caribbean coast in what is known today as the Riviera Maya. Conceived as a nature-lover’s paradise and eco-friendly destination to complement all the glitz and excitement of Cancun, the Riviera Maya stretches for more than 80 miles along the Mexican Caribbean Sea and includes idyllic beach towns like Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Aventuras and Tulum.  

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30 March, 2019

Yucatan, Cancun and Riviera Maya Hope to Ban Single-Use Plastics

State and local governments throughout Mexico are taking single-use plastic waste very seriously, including states on the Yucatan Peninsula that are home to popular tourist areas like Cancun and the Riviera Maya, which are hoping to ban single-use plastics to protect the environment and reduce plastic pollution. In fact, a variety of different measures have already been proposed or implemented in cities and towns in the states of Yucatan and Quintana Roo - including Cancun, Isla Holbox and Merida. In addition, Bahia Principe’s four expansive resort properties in the Riviera Maya have also made significant changes to how they view - and use - disposable plastic items. Read on to see more! 

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16 March, 2019

Watching the Spring Equinox at Mexico’s Ancient Mayan Sites

Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula has gained worldwide fame for its many ancient Mayan archaeological sites, which challenge the senses and instantly transport visitors to another time and place, but did you know that many of these structures are designed to communicate with the heavens? Read on to see how two of the ancient Mayan sites on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula can “speak” to the skies, and explore how the ancient Maya’s genius for astronomy is on full display during the Spring Equinox for visitors. 

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09 March, 2019

Cave Full of Ancient Mayan Artifacts Found at Chichen Itza, Mexico

The ancient Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula are extensive and easy to access from the Riviera Maya region along the coast, making it popular among both tourists and experts, who have been studying the site for decades. Still, the ruins reminded the world recently that they still have many secrets left to reveal, when tips from local residents uncovered a large unexplored cave on the site that is home to dozens of artifacts, bones and burned offerings to the ancient Mayan gods, which researchers plan to leave intact.

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22 January, 2019

5 Reasons to Visit Our Beautiful Yucatan Mexico Beaches

Encompassing the country’s easternmost Mexican Caribbean coast, there are a number of reasons Yucatan Peninsula beaches remain one of the world’s top must-see travel destinations for beach bums worldwide. With pristine, soft white sand shoreline and clear turquoise waters, Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is a fantastic place for a beach vacation any time of year, but this is especially true during the long, cold, bleak winter months. 

Read on to see our top five reasons to visit the most beautiful beaches in the world and start to plan your next holiday now! 

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15 January, 2014

Some of the world’s most beautiful palm trees can be found growing wild on Mexico’s gorgeous Yucatan Peninsula. Reaching anywhere from just a few feet, to more than one hundred feet tall, the palm tree is though to be one of the world’s most versatile trees and boasts origins that date all the way back to prehistoric times.

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