Five things to do these Christmas holidays in Yucatan

If you’ve decided to spend Christmas in Yucatan, you definitely made the right decision … beaches, cenotes, incredible archaeological sites are at your disposal for a warm and unforgettable holiday season … Here are five options to enjoy big:



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Forget about everything, especially the winter cold and makes the best out of your holiday year-end in one of the many beaches of the Yucatan coast, you can choose between the tranquility of Chuburna and Chelem, walk the boardwalk in Puerto Progreso (located just a few minutes from Merida) or make a slightly longer travel and visit San Crisanto with its incredible mangrove reserves or Rio Lagartos or Celestún fun … the possibilities are endless!



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Visit one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities in the Mayan World magic, take advantage there are fewer visitors than in other days and enjoy the impressive Uxmal almost to yourself. This imposing and subtle city was declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in December 1996.

Approximate travel time by this archaeological zone is noon. To get there, you can take a bus at the bus terminal or hire one of the many tours offered by specialized agencies. Ask at your hotel.

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Chocolate Museum


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If you are in Uxmal, it would be a shame you lost you the chocolate museum or Choco Story, un divertido museo interactivo, en el cual tú eres el protagonista del recorrido. El museo, además de exponer el proceso que sigue la producción de esta ancestral semilla, es un muestrario de plantas endémicas y fauna silvestre de Yucatán; puedes ver jaguares, monos araña y venados cola blanca durante tu recorrido.

a fun interactive museum where you are the protagonist of the route. The museum also expose the process that follows the production of this ancient seed, it is a showcase of native plants and wildlife Yucatan; you can see jaguars, spider monkeys and white-tailed deer during your journey.

Choco Story is located at km 78 of the Merida-Campeche highway, next to the hotel Hacienda Uxmal. Hours are Monday through Sunday from 9 am to 7 pm (spring and summer) and 9-8 (fall and winter). Every 45 minutes there is Mayan ceremonies. The price is $ 120 adults and $ 90 children, seniors and students. Under six are free. You can get from the Bus terminal Merida CAME (Calle.69 x 68 and 70 col. Centro)

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The Yucatan peninsula has for you a very special gift this Christmas; the chance to enjoy one of the most amazing natural treasures you can find; the spectacular scenery of the, green, yellow and turquoise groundwater, forming true works of art by configuration of stalactites and stalagmites. Swim in one of the many and varied cenotes of Yucatan is an unforgettable experience. Visit a Cenote is delve into a magical world, whose beauty does not seem real …

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If you want your Christmas holidays memorable, you can not miss visiting the magical town of Izamal, walk its ancient streets and admire its houses painted yellow. This city has been alive for 300 years before our era so find an imposing pyramid as Kinich Kakmó in the center of the village is perfectly normal in this amazing place.

This magical village is also one of the most renowned Yucatecan cuisine to savor, papadzules, lime soup, stuffed cheese, roasted suckling pig, stuffed black sites. There are several lodging options, all at very affordable prices.