The Mexican state of Yucatán covers the north part of Yucatán Peninsula, sharing borders with the states of Quintana Roo to the southeast and Campeche to the southwest. To the north there is a wonderful shoreline on the Gulf of Mexico.
Yucatán is known for its significant Maya archaeological sites, being the most important the Chichen Itza - a UNESCO world heritage site. Among its archaeological exhibits you will find El Castillo - an impressive Mesoamerican pyramid.
This state features beautiful sandy beaches whether in picturesque fishing villages such as Sisal or in port cities as Progreso.
Yucatán’s capital is the lively city of Mérida, featuring a distinctive identity influenced by three main cultures: Mayan, Spanish and Lebanese. Significant points of interest in Mérida are Plaza de La Independencia and the boulevard Paseo de Montejo, lined with the most symbolic buildings of the city.
This beautiful state is rich in natural wonders such as the cenotes Samulá and Ik Kil, and the Loltun Caves containing ancient cave paintings.
Population: more than 2 million people
Other major cities: Kanasín, Valladolid, Tizimín, Progreso
Popular places to visit: Mérida, Izamal, Valladolid, Celestun, Puuc Route, archaeological sites of Chichén Itzá, Dzibilchaltún, Ekʼ Balam and Mayapan
Major Airports: Manuel Crescencio Rejón International Airport (MID - Aeropuerto Internacional de Mérida), Chichen Itza International Airport (CZA - Aeropuerto Internacional de Chichen Itzá)
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