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El Castillo, Yucatan, Mexico

Yucatan Peninsula

A holiday to the Yucatan Peninsula wouldn’t be complete without discovering the realm of the Maya at the spectacular Chichen Itza, the seventh wonder of the modern world. Other archaeological sites strewn throughout the area include the equally impressive Uxmal, Kabah, Edzna and Tulum.

Merida San Ildefonso Cathedral, Yucatan, Mexico
Merida San Ildefonso Cathedral, Yucatan, Mexico

A little more about the Yucatan Peninsula

Spanish influence is still evident in the walled city of Campeche with San Miguel Fort proudly guarding the city. Also steeped in history is the handsome colonial city of Merida with many narrow cobbled streets, intimate shady plazas and the beautiful henequen haciendas.

Travelling throughout the Yucatan area a network of underground rivers and lagoons await exploration through innumerable limestone sinkholes. These fascinating cenotes are perfect for swimming, snorkelling and diving. The wetlands provide excellent bird watching opportunities, and the Caribbean coastline fringed with beautiful beaches provides a variety of water sports.


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Mayan Sites

Experience extraordinary culture and history of the Mayans.

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Yucatan Peninsula

Discover a network of underground rivers and lagoons make for adventurous exploration.

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Discover Yucatan Peninsula

Explore charming colonial towns and some idyllic beach properties.

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Chichen Itza

Visit the magnificent Chichen Itza, the seventh wonder of the modern world.

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Snorkel Baja California

Go snorkelling, diving and fishing.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Sue Grimwood

I was inspired to travel south from an early age. My form teacher when I was nine made us listen to tapes from Shackleton’s expeditions, I didn’t know it at the time, but it obviously left a deep impression on my psyche.

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James Armitage

James has been drawn by the variety cultures, delicious food, lovely coastlines, ancient ruins and sophisticated hotels of Mexico, a supremely diverse and extraordinary country.

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John Faithfull

Over multiple trips, John has immersed himself in the natural and cultural highlights of this huge country. He has had close encounters with grey whales off Baja’s Pacific coast, swam with whale sharks in the Caribbean, attended shaman rituals in Chiapas and sought out some of Mexico City’s finest Mezcalerias.

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