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.
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?
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.
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.
Sorcerer Legend in Uxmal Yucatan: The Witch and the Dwarf Sorcerer
Today I want to talk about the legend of the Sorcerer Dwarf. It’s a legend that has held my interest so much that I wrote about it in my book, Arrival of the Gods in Egypt.
In researching the legend, I wrote on page 154 that “I interviewed Santiago Domingez, a modern-day Maya whose family has lived for generations close to the Uxmal Yucatan Mayan ruins. He told me the story, handed down from his grandparents, of the witch. She was lonely. Therefore, she took an egg and hatched out of it a dwarf who became her companion.”
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.