Welcome to the Yucatan Peninsula, one of the most amazing places in Mexico! This Mayan land of paradise and beauty stretches from the Northern tip of the states of Quintana Roo and Yucatan, to the Mexico-Belize border. Framed by the gorgeous waters of the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico, the peninsula is surrounded by tropical beaches with lush rain forest and beautiful landscapes, making it a paradise on earth. Not to mention, this is the safest part of Mexico with Yucatan State recently ranked the safest state in Mexico and Merida considered one of the safest cities in all of North America. Browse our interactive map below to discover more about the area.
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Today Yucatan is the safest state in Mexico ranking number 1 out of 31 states. Living here is tranquil with year round warm weather, plenty of Mayan culture and the emerald green waters of the gulf. The cost of living is low, crime is low and the quality of life is high. Discover why thousands of people are flocking to this peaceful state every year and choosing a better lifestyle along the Yucatan Coast.
Quintana Roo is the only state in Mexico that has a window to the Caribbean. The Riviera Maya occupies the top third, the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve occupies the middle third and the Costa Maya makes up the final stretch. White sand beaches, amazing blue waters and world class resorts make this state one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. This state also boasts many adventure theme parks, Mayan Ruins and wildlife reserves.
The state of Campeche is located on the southwest side of the Yucatan Peninsula. Known for its historic charm as well as fresh seafood from the Gulf, Campeche also encompasses the Mayan world offering a variety of ruin sites and colonial cities. Much of the state’s economy is based upon offshore drilling for petroleum making its capital city of Campeche and important economic center in the Yucatan Penisula.
Cancun is a world-renowned tourist destination located on the northeast coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. A large variety of hotels, amazing beaches and spectacular nightlife make Cancun an extremely popular destination for people of all ages. The turquoise Caribbean Sea captivates visitors and provides for plenty of aquatic activities such as fishing, diving and snorkeling. Cancun has experienced tremendous growth over the last 25 years and has set the trend for continued growth to the areas south and west along the coasts.Puerto Morelos
Just 20 minutes south of Cancun in the heart of the Riviera Maya this small fishing village has maintained its quaint feel. Since it is surrounded by protected mangrove the area remains natural and less crowded than other destinations in the Yucatan Peninsula. There is a lovely town square in the center of town with craft stores, dive shops and restaurants along its perimeter. The beach is wide and the reef hugs the coast making Puerto Morelos a popular snorkeling venue. Vast jungles extend beyond the town teaming with wildlife, cenotes and other Mayan treasures. Playa Del Carmen
The famous Playa del Carmen has become one of the most fun and luxurious towns in the Mexican Caribbean. Attracting a diverse group of travelers who seek the natural beauty of the Yucatan and the glamour of fine dining, shopping and nightlife. "Playa", as it's known to the locals, is in the middle of the Riviera Maya and serves as a good access point to explore the entire region. Daily ferry trips to Cozumel leave on the hour and Cancun’s international airport is just 45 minutes north. Tulum
When Cancun was first growing, the small town of Tulum was known mainly for its famous ruin site facing the Caribbean Sea. Today people still visit the town to see the ruins but Tulum has become a “Hot Spot” in recent years and the virgin coast line is now full of small hotels ranging from eco cabanas to luxury villas. The beaches are wide and beautiful and other Mayan ruins sites are located close to town. Tulum is the most southern town in the Riviera Maya and borders the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve.Mahahual
The town of Mahahual is similar to Playa Del Carmen twenty five years ago, a small fishing community with no traffic lights and plenty of growth potential for years to come. Currently being promoted as an eco tourism friendly destination where tall Coconut Palms line the white sand beaches and the Meso American reef still thrives along the coast. Diving, fishing and other water sports are abundant. A quaint downtown area along the ocean has an array of local bars and restaurants with plenty of fresh fish and lobster. Visit this town on your next trip and you may not want to leave.Xcalak
This is the last town along the entire Caribbean coastline of Mexico neighboring Belize. Fly fisherman and advanced divers have been traveling to Xcalak for years taking advantage of the various reef formations and misty lagoons. These days those who seek to escape the busyness of everyday life can find endless beaches and countless hours to enjoy them. If you are looking for peace and quiet in a natural setting than Xcalak could be the place for you. Chetumal
The state capital of Quintana Roo is located at the southern end of the state on the border of Belize. Surrounded by the Manatee filled Chetumal Bay this city is peaceful and the people are pleasant. Mayan Museums, botanical gardens and a waterfront boardwalk add to the attraction of this small city. A wide variety of restaurants can be found and Wal-Mart along with other large chain stores provides the conveniences of modern living. This charming little capital city is just over an hour to the Caribbean Sea.Chichen Itza
Certainly the most famous ancient city of the Mayan World, Chichen Itza is now one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Tourists flock to Chichen Itza every year to admire the work of the ancient Mayans who built this massive city. Large temples, intricate sculptures and a huge cenote will impress those who visit this town and a nice selection of hotels and local restaurants surround the Ruin site. This is a must see when visiting the Yucatan especially during the spring and fall equinoxes when the serpent of Kukulcan appears on the main temple. Merida
Known as the white city and most recently coined “The city of Peace”, Merida is by far the most authentic and safest city in the Yucatan Peninsula. Over 500 years old, Merida is the perfect blend of historic and modern living. Merida has been rediscovered as the true cultural gem of the Yucatan through recent exposure in International living magazines and on television programs. Recently voted one of the most attractive cities for retirement and with its growing expatriate community, Merida offers the perfect mix of old traditions, contemporary lifestyle, modern amenities, low cost of living and diverse entertainment options. Merida’s healthcare is top notch and affordable. The beaches are mesmerizing and the climate is warm year round. The state of Yucatan is the SAFEST State in Mexico and Merida reflects this fact. Sisal
This small fishing village on the coast of the Yucatan located 30 miles from the capital city of Merida was once famous for its exportation of sisal rope. This natural fiber was produced from the Henequen plant (Agave Family) and the main port of export was located in Sisal. This area was well connected to New Orleans, Cuba and Europe and made many Spanish settlers rich during the “Henequen Boom” of the 1800’s. Nowadays Sisal is a great place to relax and enjoy the true natural beauty of the Yucatan coast. Surrounded by the emerald green waters of the Gulf and a protected flamingo reserve, nature lovers will find this place to be heaven. The seafood is always fresh and time simply moves slowly in this laid back village. Campeche
The city of Campeche is the capital of the state for which it is named. Located on the Bay of Campeche, the city still reflects it’s historic past retaining many of the old colonial Spanish city walls and fortifications, which protected the city from pirates in the past. Just a few hour drive from Merida with plenty of important Mayan sites along the way, makes Campeche is a nice place to visit for a day or two on your next trip to the Yucatan.
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