Mexico: Hotspots in Yucatan

The Yucatan peninsula is the birthplace of the Mayan culture and also offers the wonderful Caribbean Sea with fantastic beaches. Cancun is the arrival airport but definitely not the place to be. Our tip for you is Isla Holbox, an idyllic, car-free island separated from the mainland by a narrow lagoon with pelicans and flamingo’s. It can be reached after a 2-hour drive and a short ferry crossing from the port town of Chiquila. Here you will only find boutique hotels such as Villas Flamingos with a wonderful swimming pool on the beach and Casa Las Tortugas.

A journey through Yucatan leads past the most beautiful colonial towns and beautiful temple complexes of the lost civilization of the Maya, among others. Visit the impressive temples of the holy cities of Chichen Itza and Palenque, both a UNESCO monuments. In Yucatan you can spend the night in cozy 19th century haciendas, a great experience.

Highlights of Yucatan
– Holbox: swimming with whale sharks
– Look into the lost world of the Maya
– Climbing the most beautiful temples in the country (UNESCO)
– Visits to Spanish Colonial towns with overnight stays in haciendas
– Swimming in cenotes, caves with a pool of clear water (created by underground
currents and sacred places for the Mayans)
– Boat trips through the jungle at Palenque and on the Laguna of Bacalar
– Swimming in waterfalls
– Mexican food

A  wonderful ending to this journey would be a stay in the Riviera Maya south of Cancun, where the most beautiful hotels & beaches are found. Here you can find great snorkeling, golf and many water sport facilities. For families with children, the Fairmont Mayakoba is recommended, for adults we recommend Hotel Unico, the first all-inclusive adults-only resort and a member of The Leading Hotels of the World.

Further south is the seaside town of Tulum, the meeting place of hipsters and new age travelers with its small-scale hotels with hammocks and lounge bars at their doorstep. In Nomade you can choose to stay in a cabana or a tent, La Zebra is loved by families with small children and Hotel Esencia is among the best.

We would be happy to design a tailor-made tour for you with a private car with guide / driver or rental car.


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