The Yucatan village of Oxkutzcab is located on the Puuc route, one of the most fertile areas of this difficult land to till. Its November 20 market is the center of distribution of fruits and vegetables to the rest of the Yucatan Peninsula.

Oxkutzcab is in the way of the Puuc Route and is part of the call Route of the Convents, where the settlers settled mainly during the conquest. In this area of ​​Yucatecan villages of Mayan origin, is where we find more population and Catholic churches. For me it is one of the most beautiful areas to populate. If this plan is going for you, it's worth going to Oxkutzcab to live the local environment and its mercado.

Oxkutzcab, Oxkutzcab's market, Yucatan, Mexico

Photo of Jesus Bacab Chulim

Photo of Jesus Bacab Chulim

Like many of the Yucatecan populations in this area, Oxkutzcab It has its pre-Hispanic history. Many present-day villages were built using the stones of the Mayan settlements, usual human practice in the conquests. Cities like Merida, Izamal, Motul ... They are founded on Mayan vestiges.

En Oxkutzcab You will find several places to visit such as the San Francisco de Asís church (the facade is 1699), the Hermitage, the old train station or nearby nooks such as the Hacienda Tabi. Reminiscences of the era of Haciendas, when the train that linked the south of the Yucatan Peninsula with Mérida, passing through Oxkutzcab. This made the economy of this helpless south recover a little.

San Francisco de Asís Church

San Francisco de Asís Church

The big gem of Oxkutzcab is its November 20 market, that's why they call it state garden. Oxkutzcab (three times fertile earth in Mayan Yucatan) is the commercial link with the peninsular east, from here the famous citrus fruits of this land are distributed like oranges, lemons or grapefruit and fruits like mamey, avocado, mango, bananas, guava, chicozapote, mondragón or papaya ... .. Who likes local markets, here is yours!

Oxkutzcab, Oxkutzcab's market, Yucatan, Mexico

Oxkutzcab, Oxkutzcab's market, Yucatan, Mexico

In the markets It is customary to have breakfast, so you will find places to have your coffee, your motuleño eggs, your cake, salbute, chicharrón ... Mexican breakfasts can be very copious, so sit back and enjoy. Markets are a good place to meet the manners and talk with the locals. You already know how goes the chatter in the markets, which starts talking about the little rain to end up slitting the price of corn and the husband ... here you get soaked with everyday life.


Shopping for home

They are very proud of their market and the great mural painted by the Maya artist Baas. Here traditions and women's hipils are part of everyday life. Being able to see these towns and go through them calmly gives you a different knowledge of the places. Definitely Oxkutzcab It is a good stop, the best place to buy and taste the flavors of the Yucatan countryside.

If you are going to stay to sleep in Oxkutzcab I recommend you the Hotel Puuc: a cheap, clean and comfortable hotel that perfectly solves your stay in Oxkutzcab. Central, with pool and breakfast service.

BOOK here and see the photos and opinions of other travelers of the Hotel Puuc

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LOCATION: Oxkutzcab is located in the Route of the Convents to 110 km southeast of Merida and 8 km of the Grutas de Loltún. This road takes you through the Route Puuc.

HOW TO GET IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION? From Merida sale truck (bus in Mexican) and collective (vans) until the populations of the South from the Park of San Juan, in the 64 street between the 67 and 69.

The Oxkutzcab 1 market
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