Why You Should Visit the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico
Are you on the lookout for a great place in the coastal region with vast beaches, wildlife, and lots of outdoor activities for the holiday? Then the Yucatan Peninsula is a great place to visit.
Located in southeastern Mexico, separating the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea, the peninsula is a great place for a holiday.
Here is why the Yucatan Peninsula should be on your must-visit list.
1. Lots of activities
You will never run out of things to do in Yucatan. May it be snorkeling, kayaking, swimming, nature walks, and scuba diving; the peninsula has lots of activities you can take part in.
Here is one place where you can swim with sea turtles and whales. You could go snorkeling with sea turtles at Akumal beach or you can go for whale snorkeling from Isla Holbox.
How about swimming in natural swimming holes? Yucatan has about 2000 cenotes (underground caves containing water) such as La Noria, Azul and Dzitnip.
2. Great places to visit
Let’s start with Cancun. Yes, the party city is in the Yucatan Peninsula. If you are looking for fun, great nightlife, lots of partying, swimming, relaxing on the beach, jet skiing, sailing and more, then don’t miss visiting Cancun. There are a lot of things to do in Cancun.
Don’t forget Tulum if you are looking for the best beaches, affordable accommodation, and archeological site.
Tulum is divided into three. Tulum playa features the expansive coastline with great beaches. Here you can take part in kite surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, cenote swimming, and yoga. The area has fancy resorts, yoga studios, and health spas.
At Tulum pueblo, which is the local town is where you can find affordable accommodation and food while there is the Mayan ruins at Tulum archeological site.
3. Ease of movement and available accommodation
Moving up and about Yucatan peninsula is easy. If you want the freedom to move around then it is best that you rent a car. Alternatively, you could use the bus system if you are going to places accessible by bus or share transportation with locals using local colectivos.
You can get in by plane using the three airports in Merida, Cancun, and Cozumel. If you are coming from the west, you can get in through Chiapas region by bus.
From budget hostels to five-star resorts, Yucatan gives you a choice of accommodation depending on your budget.
4. Experience the culture
Of the few places that still retain their culture, the Yucatan Peninsula is one of them. Even after being colonized by Spanish, it still maintains its rich cultural history. For instance, there is the Maya ruins such as Chichen Itza.
You can experience all this rich history when you visit the peninsula.
5. See great scenes
The Yucatan Peninsula has great scenes that will leave you wowed.
There is the Mayan ruins that provide great archeological scenes. One such ruins are Chichen Itza, that consist of exposed archeology and stone buildings. It was once a great city since it was near deep cenotes that provided fresh water.
Ever heard of pink lakes? Well, at Yucatan, there is the Las Coloradas where the water is tinted reddish pink and so they are called pink lakes. It’s a really nice place to take those Instagram photos.