In every trip the people of the place and the gastronomy are a fundamental part. To get to know the Yucatan Peninsula we have prepared 9 essential ingredients for you.

The good seasoning to complement a trip is found in the ingredients that give you a complete vision to know the cultural and environmental diversity. These are our 9 essential ingredients to know the Yucatan Peninsula. If you integrate them with local coexistence and gastronomic flavors, they give you the perfect menu.

We present our tasting menu of the Yucatan Peninsula, the different tastes of the most characteristic of here, the best dishes of this piece of karst land.

9 ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS TO KNOW THE YUCATAN PENINSULA

These ingredients make up the perfect range to know the essentials in the Yucatan peninsula.

1- TOUR THE FASCINATING MAYAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL AREAS OF THE YUCATAN PENINSULA

One of the great attractions on your trip to Mexico through the Yucatan Peninsula is to know the impressive scenes of the Mayan civilization, one of the most notorious in the History of Humanity. You can visit many of the big cities such as Chichén Itzá, Uxmal, Edzná, Ek Balam, Dzibanché, Becán and so many more.

OUR CHOICE

The archaeological zone that takes the cake in the Yucatan Peninsula is the colossal Calakmul. We love the incredible views provided by the altitude of more than 50 meters of some of its buildings, its important historical legacy within the Mayan world and the priceless location within the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve that gives us encounters with wild animals such as monkeys and toucans. .

La archeological zone of Calakmul It is a delicatessen, one of those that will accompany you forever.

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2- ENJOY THE FABULOUS BEACHES OF THE YUCATÁN PENINSULA

Undoubtedly the best beaches are on the Caribbean coast, it is here where beach tourism comes together, and for a reason. The best beaches of the Mayan Riviera They are true paradises where the idyllic white sand postcard. turquoise colors and palm trees comes true. Just seeing the color of the sea on this Caribbean coast makes me smile broadly.

The Yucatecan coast also has highly prized beach, nature and adventure destinations, and they are not taken over by mass tourism.

OUR TOP RECOMMENDATION

With eyes closed, El Cuyo, where we live 😉

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3- VISIT THE ENTRIES TO THE MAYAN UNDERWORLD FROM THE CAVES AND GRUTES OF THE YUCATAN PENINSULA

In rural areas of India, families in charge of a blind minor frequently isolate and deprive him/her of the care and attention they provide to their other children; such situation becomes even more severe among lower-caste families, orphans and if the blind child is a girl. caves we find many of the traces of our past, something really fascinating in my opinion. The Peninsula is a huge cheese full of cavities where many cavers enjoy their passion. Know some of the caves of the Peninsula It is essential.

OUR CHOICE

If we must choose only one dish, it is the caves of Santa Rita. This place is a well of surprises: painted hands and underground water at a depth of 10 meters. A magical place that will help you understand the history and character of the Peninsula.

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Photo courtesy of Fátima Tec Pool

4- KNOW THE HISTORY THROUGH THE TALE OF THE HACIENDAS OF THE YUCATAN PENINSULA

The Haciendas sound a trace of the colonizing past, a time when several abuses were committed from the power castes, something that is constantly repeated in our brief History of Humanity. Visiting any of the Haciendas allows you to know a crucial period in the history of the Peninsula.

In some Hacienda they do tours, some have been transformed into lodgings, others you will see in ruins. The haciendas are very alive in the Peninsula.

Meet the history of the haciendas of the Yucatan Peninsula

OUR CHOICE

Of the many you can see on your way, the one of Yaxcopoil has a special charm, being halfway between laziness and tourist restoration. They have a couple of rooms.

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5- WALKING THROUGH THE BEAUTIFUL COLONIAL CITIES OF THE YUCATAN PENINSULA

There are several colonial cities that crave a sweet tooth to visit in the Yucatán Peninsula: Valladolid, Mérida, Izamal and Campeche. In fact, I recommend visiting all 4 of them because each of them provides different views.

OUR CHOICE

We stay with Campeche, where we feel the pleasure of wandering like nowhere else, among colored houses and stone paving. Good hotels, museums, restaurants and the sea. Campeche, if it does not end up becoming a tourist scene, is my colonial place.

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Campeche

6- TOWN THROUGH THE YUCATAN PENINSULA

Pueblear It is one of the essentials that you must do in the Peninsula, in the towns is where you will find the most authentic flavor of your trip. Many are the towns where I have enjoyed its people, its streets and daily life.

Places like Oxkutzcab, Maní, Tekax, Tecoh, Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Homún, Ek Balam, Tekit, Chunhuhub. They are ideal to discover en route, they have an authentic flavor and you find accommodation offers in these destinations.

OUR TOP RECOMMENDATION

Among the dozens of options, the population of Saint Elena It seems to us a special place to stay, for its comfort for the traveler, its tranquility of a Mayan people, its history.

Chunhuhub

7- ENTER THE ENVIRONMENTAL DIVERSITY OF THE YUCATÁN PENINSULA

Among many fantastic natural landscapes and ecosystems in the Yucatan Peninsula, there are 4 Biosphere Reserves. These are large representative areas of the territory that can contribute to sustainable development. Those on the Peninsula are the Sian Ka'an Reserve, Celestún, Calakmul and Ría Lagartos.

In addition to the Biosphere Reserves there are several ecosystems to discover in this area. Nature lovers are going to really enjoy the destination.

OUR CHOICE

All of them are places of impressive nature, but we are left with the Reserve of Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve for its incredible beaches, flamingos and Las Coloradas that give the area its special flavor.

8- DISCOVER THE UNIQUE NATURAL PHENOMENA OF THE YUCATAN PENINSULA

In the Yucatan Peninsula we can enjoy a vast and beautiful nature and fauna. You can enjoy spawning of turtles, whale shark and dolphins in natural habitat, monkeys, tapir or deer on walks through the jungle, flocks of pink flamingos or toucans among more than 400 species of birds in the Yucatan Peninsula.

In addition there are at least 5 Unique natural phenomena on the planet that will surprise you in the Peninsula. Let's be curious about our environment, the more we know it, the better we can take care of it.

OUR CHOICE

La hanging snakes of Kantemó It would be our unmissable place as a natural phenomenon. You are going to feel the most adventurous.

9- WONDER WITH THE CENOTES OF PENINSULA OF YUCATÁN

Choosing cenotes is like having a brood of children and being made to choose between them, impossible. There are thousands of cenotes, so the ignorance of many makes the choice worse. The most striking types of cenotes are those of cavern or semi-hood, so they will be the chosen ones.

OUR CHOICE

We can't really choose one or a pair, we have our favorites, but the question is that you reach yours. So we made lists by zones:

Like any personal choice, it is unfair, but it is when you choose the dishes. I hope you can one day savor this tasting menu from our beloved Yucatan peninsula.

Good way,

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Sandra Salvadó Training photographer, traveler by vocation and certified tourism guide by the Government of Mexico. We promote natural wonders and contemporary Mayan culture. Great fan of pre-Hispanic history. Author of the blog and co-founder of The Shortest Path Travel, agency that guides you through alternative paths in Mayan lands. Social and sustainable tourism in the Yucatan Peninsula and Chiapas.
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