Mexico is a federal republic in North America. It is bordered on the north by the United States; on the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; on the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and on the east by the Gulf of Mexico. Covering almost two million square kilometres, Mexico is the fifth largest country in the Americas by total area and the 13th largest independent nation in the world.
Joined to the federation under the name of Federated Republic of Yucatán, included the modern states of Yucatán, Campeche and Quintana Roo.
The ruins of Tulum, one of the last cities built and inhabited by the maya’s, preside over a rugged coastline. A strip of brilliant beach and green-and-turquoise waters that’ll leave you floored. Tulum managed to survive about 70 years after the Spanish began occupying Mexico.
One of the greatest Mayan centres of the Yucatán peninsula. Throughout its nearly 1,000-year history, different peoples have left their mark on the city. The Maya and Toltec vision of the world and the universe is revealed in their stone monuments and artistic works. Several buildings have survived, such as the Warriors Temple, El Castillo and the circular observatory known as El Caracol.
Valladolid is a small and charming colonial city located in the centre of Yucatan Peninsula ( 2 hours from Cancun and 2 and a half hours from Merida) with pastel-coloured low-rised buildings and narrow cobble-stone streets. This beautiful city is a fantastic opportunity for travel photographers to stop by.
is a large ruined city of the Pre-Columbian Maya civilization. Coba is located around two lagoons. A series of elevated stone and plaster roads radiate from the central site to various smaller sites near and far. These are known by the Maya term sacbe. Some of these causeways go east, and the longest runs over 100 kilometres (62 mi) westwards to the site of Yaxuna
Merida is a quiet paradise. The peacefulness of the town and the beauty of its streets, make it a place of elegance and contrast amid its colonial houses, Mayan ruins, and architecture. Its food, layered with exquisite gastronomic heritage, will take over your taste buds. The Plaza Mayor is a vibrant meeting place where locals enjoy traditional drinks, such as champola or sorbet.
Campeche is a typical example of a harbour town from the Spanish colonial period in the New World. The historic centre has kept its outer walls and system of fortifications, designed to defend this Caribbean port against attacks from the sea.
Built i 1700, Hacienda Uayamon reflects the sophistication of a luxory resort with attention to surrounding natural beauty. Walking through candelelit privet gardens amongst the whistling frogs or discovering Edzna, a historical Mayan site
Hopelchen is a small town in North-East of Campeche with about 8000 inhabitants. The place is known as a location for a big Colony of Anabaptists Christians named Mennonites.
Uxmal was founded A.D. 700 and had some 25,000 inhabitants. The layout of the buildings reveals a knowledge of astronomy. The Pyramid of the Soothsayer, as the Spaniards called it, dominates the ceremonial centre, which has well-designed buildings decorated with a profusion of symbolic motifs and sculptures depicting Chaac, the god of rain.
Playa del Carmen
Playa del Carmen is a true Rivièra Maya city on the Caribbean Sea, in the state of Quintana Roo. It is a popular tourist area in eastern Mexico. Playa del Carmen features a wide array of tourist activities and has also been the destination of PGA Tour golf tournaments and the set location for various television shows.
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