About the Yucatan

This section contains some basic information about the Yucatán. For a more detailed description, click on the title of the piece that interests you.

Yucatán HistoryThe Yucatán Peninsula has captivated travelers since the early Spanish explorations. Explorers and conquistadores met with more resistance there than in almost any other part of the New World, and this rebellious spirit continued for centuries…

Merida, the foremost city of Yucatán and is its capital, has a marvelous eccentricity about it. Merida is often referred to as “la cuidad blanca” or “white city”…

Valladolid rests almost in the center of the Yucatán Peninsula. It is a colonial town with a population of about 70,000. The elegant colonial walls of Valladolid have seen much in their long history…

Xocen, located in the milpa area of the Mexican State of Yucatán, is situated 12 kilometers southeast of Valladolid and about 200 miles southwest of Cancún. Xocen is a very ancient town. When the Spanish arrived it figured among the 36 towns of the Province of Cupul…

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