Guatemala’s Tikal: Steep temples amid jungle setting

The most striking feature of Tikal is its towering, steep-sided temples, rising to heights of more than 44m, but what distinguishes it is its jungle setting. Its many plazas have been cleared of trees and vines, its temples uncovered and partially restored, but as you walk from one building to another you pass beneath the dense canopy of rainforest More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
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New tourist attractions created in Izamal

The “videomapping” of Izamal will feature a Mayan ritual… IZAMAL, Yuc. — To enrich and make more attractive the show “Senderos de Luz” at Izamal, named a Pueblo Mágico de México, More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
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The Tulum estate-hotel where Cara Delevingne took all her model friends

Tucked away near the end of a long, winding dirt road in the picturesque town of Tulum, Mexico sits what can only be described as every art adoring, beach going, international crime aficionado’s dream. @caradelevingne/Instagram You More...

By Yucatan Times On Sunday, October 29th, 2017
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Campeche refurbishes ‘Pirate’s Alley’

The Callejón del Pirata (Pirate’s Alley) is part of the downtown tourist circuit… CAMPECHE – The improvement of Callejón del Pirata, located between Calle 10 and Justo Sierra Méndez Avenue in the San More...

By Yucatan Times On Sunday, October 29th, 2017
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“Under the Spell of San Miguel de Allende” (Smithsonian Magazine)

Seven years ago, Smithsonian magazine collaborator and author Jonathan Kandell published an extensive editorial piece on San Miguel de Allende that narrates how the first expats arrived in the 1930’s, More...

By Yucatan Times On Saturday, October 28th, 2017
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Travel agents who met in Cancun reportedly ‘upbeat’ about selling Mexico

CANCUN — Travel agents and suppliers attending the Cruise Planners annual convention in Cancun last week were upbeat about selling travel to Mexico, despite the spate of bad news that has bedeviled the nation’s More...

By Yucatan Times On Sunday, October 22nd, 2017
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Take a stroll along the colonial streets of the ‘Best City in the World’

International Living collaborator Jason Holland recently published an interesting article in which he describes the pleasures of strolling the colonial cobblestone streets of San Miguel de Allende…. We walk More...

By Yucatan Times On Sunday, October 22nd, 2017
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Cancun #4 among the top trending holiday destinations for Canadians in 2017

KAYAK‘s 2017 holiday data was recently unveiled, highlighting the most searched places for holiday travel this year, as selected by Canadians. Findings are taken from flight searches conducted between January More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, October 16th, 2017
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Yucatan cultural attractions are poised to break annual visitors record

Museums and archaeological sites expect to close this year with more than three million visitors…. MERIDA — Yucatan is close to breaking the record of visitor influx in the state’s museums and More...

By Yucatan Times On Sunday, October 15th, 2017
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San Miguel’s feel is ‘Mexican Disneyland’: Lonely Planet

Many people say that San Miguel is a bit like a Mexican Disneyland for foreign (mainly American) retirees and visiting chilangos (those from Mexico City). While there is a certain contrived fairy tale feel to More...