Unique Things To Do In Yucatan Peninsula

Find unique things to do in Yucatan Peninsula in the video below. It includes such off the tourist track places as Ek Balam, with its magnificent carvings in the face of a pyramid that you can climb. You’ll also find Valladolid, where you can get wonderful local Yucatecan food. Plus, you’ll love Izamal, the yellow-painted town with its cathedral, home of the Black Christ or Cristo Negro. And, of course, there’s the usual Yucatan tourist hotspots of Tulum, Chichen Itza, Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Coba, and Akumal.

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Yucatan Map with Attractions

Yucatan Map with Attractions, a video, in which you’ll see a map of Yucatan showing it’s attractions,  and also a description of things to do in Yucatan Peninsula.

They include Mayan ruins, Riviera Maya beaches, Mexican pyramids, and Colonial cities. Yucatan Destinations described in the Yucatan Map video include: Cancun, Chichen Itza, Izamal, Ek Balam, Coba, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel Island, Tulum, Valladolid, and Akumal.

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Tulum Condo is not safe

Tulum condo is not safe

The beautiful beach at the Tulum archeological site. Copyright 2008 Carol Chapman

It turns out that the Tulum condo is not safe. It’s not that tourists need fear violent activity in the Tulum area. It’s that they need to be aware of faulty appliances.

Iowa Family Found Dead in Tulum Condo

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Yucatan Is on the Top 13 Safest Places in Mexico List

Yucatan Is on the Top 13 Safest Places in Mexico

Although Merida and Valladolid are not on this map, Merida is located about where the “Y” in “Yucatan” is and Valladolid is at about the first “a” in “Yucatan.” Copyright 2008 Carol Chapman

Yucatan is on the top 13 safest places in Mexico list. Published on the SmarterTravel.com website on March 23, 2018, the list includes a number of Yucatan destinations close to my heart. We’ve visited every one of these gorgeous destinations and can attest to having felt safe while there.

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Mayan Monster Mouth similar to Atlantis Past Life Memories

Monster Mouth

Monster Mouth at the top of the Uxmal Pyramid of the Sorcerer, Photo by and  Copyright 2008 Miriam Balslely, Used with Permission

An archaeological expedition found two ancient Mayan cities, including a monster mouth doorway, in the southeastern corner of the Mexican state of Campeche.

Take a look at the monster mouth photo on the right. Please notice the eyes the ancient Maya sculpted into the rock. They’re just above and on either side of the doorway. The doorway represents the mouth of the monster and will take you into a dark cave-like room.

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Cooking in a Mayan House

Kristine Ellingson learned cooking in a Mayan house during her marriage to a Mayan man and living in a Mayan village for over 20 years. In the video below, Kristine describes the traditional cooking hut used by her Mayan mother-in-law, Carmen, also explaining Carmen’s method of cooking in a Mayan house.  – Continue reading

Where is Chichen Itza?

Where is Chichen Itza? Where are other Yucatan Tourist Attractions?

Take a look at this video, that contains a Map of the Yucatan Peninsula. In fact, it shows the location of Chichen Itza and many other Yucatan Peninsula attractions. In this video, Miriam Balsley, narrator/co-writer of the Yucatan travel movie, Yucatan Travel: Cancun to Chichen Itza, uses a Yucatan Map to answer the question: Where is Chichen Itza?

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