Ten best places to visit in Yucatan include places for swimming, snorkeling, shopping, Mayan ruins, colonial cities, bird-watching, crocodile feeding and pyramid climbing, plus the famous Cristo Negro or Black Christ in a gorgeous yellow-painted Colonial convent.
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?
Twenty-one years living in Yucatan has given Kristine Ellingson a different opinion of safety in Yucatan Peninsula for women than the U.S. media leads us to believe. In this video excerpt of a interview with Kristine, she gives safety tips for women traveling alone in Yucatan.
Having lived in Yucatan for 21 years, Kristine Ellingson understands safety in Yucatan Peninsula compared with the U.S. In this video, she describes her Mayan husband Santiago’s experiences while guest lecturer at the University of North Carolina (UNC) in the United States. Then, she compares his experiences with the life they know in Yucatan. You’ll be surprised at her conclusions.
One of the first questions people ask before they go to Yucatan is, “Is it safe to travel in Yucatan?” In this video, Yucatan resident Kristine Ellingson describes her experiences with safety in Yucatan. She includes what she calls, “Checkpoint Charlie,” the Yucatan Military Checkpoints, as well as rifle-toting Mayan farmers, and the general paranoia most Americans feel about safety in Yucatan.
Where is the Yucatan Peninsula? On the map of Mexico, below, you can see that Mexico looks like a hand, and the Yucatan Peninsula looks like a thumb. The thumb sticks out into the Caribbean Sea.
Interestingly, the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula extends close to both Cuba and Florida.
Mayan ruin sites exist in the Yucatan Peninsula. You can find them in the Mexican states of Yucatan, Quintana Roo, Campeche, Tabasco (where Tabasco Sauce comes from), and Chiapas.
There are also Mayan ruins in the countries of Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador, which is cut off at the bottom of the map, below.
Black Bean Delight: Food really is quite amazing. And culture around food is fascinating. Our recent trip to Yucatan this November rejuvenated my love of food…most specifically Yucatecan food.
I wish I was in Yucatan. It’s this time of year, when the wind whips cold and the snow blankets the earth that my mind and heart turn to Yucatan.
This is the time of year to head out of cold country and head to Yucatan. I yearn for those turquoise waters of the Riviera Maya, the heat of the Mayan ruins such as Chichen Itza, and the warm and friendly Mayan people.
14 Reasons for loving the Yucatan? Let me count the ways. From swimming and snorkeling in the warm tropical waters of the Riviera Maya, to exploring mysterious lands and ancient Mayan ruins, to the shopping and nightlife of Cancun, to the rich cultural heritage of the Mayan people, to the world-renown Chichen Itza pyramids, these are just some of the 14 reasons the Yucatan Peninsula is a magical place.
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