Ek Balam, impressive Mayan site just 104 miles from Cancun

Ek Balam, a Mayan archeologicial site, is located 171 km (104 miles) west of Cancun. Referred to as the “Celestial Jaguar” (Ek = Star; Balam = Jaguar), or the “Black or dark Jaguar” according to other experts, this archeological site is a place of majestic buildings hidden among large trees. It has emerged from the past to reveal More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

TYT INFOGRAPHIC: 5 fascinating facts about the Yucatan Peninsula

If you are looking for a retirement location or just the spot for your next vacation, consider the Yucatan Peninsula. Here are five interesting facts about the Yucatan to pique your interest… Infographic by More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Yucatan sends 2,500 hammocks to Oaxaca earthquake victims

To keep helping people that have lost their homes and in response to requests from the Oaxaca and federal governments, Yucatan sent the hammocks to provide a safe and dry place to sleep…. YUCATAN — On More...

By Yucatan Times On Sunday, October 1st, 2017

Many animals protagonized Maya legends

Before the Conquest, the native people of Yucatan attributed to several species of fauna a mythical character; during the Colonial era, the animals became part of legends, some of which are narrated even now. The More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, September 29th, 2017

MEL 2017-2018 lecture series kicks off Oct. 4

The Merida English Library Lecture Series will cover diverse topics as it progresses through winter and into spring…. For the past seven years, MEL has sponsored a lecture series from mid-October to mid-April.  More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, September 25th, 2017

The sun announces the arrival of autumn in Oxkintok, Yucatán

The phenomenon of the sun crossing the stone arch in Oxkintok archaeological zone announces the beginning of the fall season and is visible for several days…. MERIDA — The rays of Kin, the sun god of More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Campeche is full of activities for your next trip (Part 2 of 2)

When planning a trip it is important to know all the places to visit and the activities to do in the destination, for and to help you decide on your next vacation itinerary, TYT brings you Part 2 of the El Universal More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Campeche is full of activities for your next trip (Part 1 of 2)

When you are visiting the Yucatan Peninsula it is always a good idea to make a special trip to Campeche, and for those who ask, “What can we do in Campeche?”, TYT brings you the first five of 11 recommendations More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Traditional medicine in Yucatan, at risk of not surviving

The aging of traditional doctors is the factor that presents a threat to it…. MERIDA — The State Institute for the Development of Mayan Culture (Indemaya) in 2016 registered 602 traditional doctors, More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, August 18th, 2017
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Things to consider in booking a Yucatan archeological trip

According to Maygheen Tortolero from Xichen blog, one of the most complicated things while traveling is choosing the best way to get to the attractions you want to visit. Usually, this is because you are not familiar More...