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Key Facts about the Yucatan Peninsula

A short intro about yucatan Peninsula

Yucatan is counted amongst the richest states in Mexico.

There are 3 major Mexican states nestled in the Yucatan Peninsula, Quintana Roo, Yucatan and Campeche. The Mayan people thrived as a great civilization thousands of years ago. And as a result of their establishments in Mesoamerica, there are over than 4000 archeological sites in the Yucatan peninsula; Chichen Itza was one of the greatest cities in Mayan history.

The Yucatan Peninsula

The Mayans, who are regarded as one of the most advanced indigenous civilizations first began their developments and establishments as hunters. They were mostly gatherers who migrated to Yucatan back in 2500 B.C.

Yucatan Peninsula is a land of various natural wonders. It has intricate cenote systems and various bio-reserves. It is a place of beautiful flora and fauna, includingflamingos and various other types of bird species.

Beaches and Snorkeling

The Yucatan is a natural haven for snorkelers and divers and has the second biggest reef barrier in the world, which spans a massive 560 miles starting from Cancun and ending at Honduras! Plus, you will be amazed by the beauty of Yucatan beaches, the sheer serenity will almost keep you grounded, not wishing to go back home.

The more famous beaches in the Yucatan are found in the west side of Quintana Roo, Riviera Maya, which spans from Cancun and ends at Tulum in the South. Plus, you can also visit Yucantan’s famous islands, which include Isla Holbox and Isla Mujeres (at the North of Cancun) and Cozumel (right in front of Playa del Carmen).

Key Facts

  • The Yucatan peninsula is the most visited part in Mexico.
  • Among the three states Campeche is the least visited one by tourists.
  • The Quintana Roo is almost completely flat with one of the highest point being the cliff in the Tulum ruins, which stands at 36 feet!
  • The Yucatan peninsula hosts an amazing 2600 cenotes with 2 biggest underground systems in the world.
  • The peninsula also hosts the 2nd biggest temple of the Mayan civilization, Coba with the first one being Tikal in Guatemala.

Jungles and Reserves

The Yucatan peninsula also hosts some big and vast jungles and mangroves. You can also see the famous pink flamingo reserves in Rio Lagartos and Celestun. Plus, you can also explore the vast tropical forests of Sian Kaan, which spans a massive 5000 square meters. You can also visit a plethora of Mayan cities some of which include Chichen Itza, Tulum, Coba, Ek Balam, Muyil…

Beautiful Cities

The Yucatan peninsula is also home to some of the most mesmerizing cities built by the Spanish colony: Campeche, Merida (which is the capital of Yucatan State) and Valladolid (which is one of the first Spanish cities built).

Yucatan is counted amongst the richest states in Mexico. And there is no doubt that you will have the time of your life here during your next holiday trip with Absolute Adventure.


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