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These are the three New Magic Towns in Yucatán: Espita, Tekax and Motul

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Yucatán, a state located in the southeast peninsula of Mexico, is not only famous for its beautiful beaches and its Mayan archaeological legacy but also for its charming Magic Towns.

These picturesque towns have been recognized for their cultural richness, history and architectural beauty, providing visitors with a unique and magical experience.

Recently, Espita, Tekax and Motul have been named Magic Towns, joining Valladolid, Izamal, Sisal and Maní as the seven Magic Towns in Yucatán². Here we tell you a little about what you can find in these new three Magic Towns of Yucatán:

Espita: The Charm of Yucatán

Espita is a town with a rich history and an unparalleled charm. Located in the state of Yucatán, Espita was founded by the Mayans in the 16th century and later conquered by the Spanish. Its name comes from the Mayan word “es-pit-ah”, which means “the place where there are wells”. Espita is known for its colonial architecture, its colorful houses and its religious traditions. Some of the attractions you can visit in Espita are:

  • The Parish of San José: A beautiful church built in the 18th century with a neoclassical style and a baroque altarpiece.
  • The Ex-Convent of San Miguel Arcángel: A former Franciscan convent that dates back to the 17th century and houses a museum of religious art.
  • The Cenotes: Espita has several natural wells that offer refreshing and crystal clear waters for swimming and diving. Some of the most popular cenotes are X’batún, Dzombakal and Kankirixché.
Photo: Wikipedia

Motul: The Flavor of Yucatán

Motul is another Magic Town located in Yucatán, known for its gastronomy and vibrant festivals. Motul in Mayan can mean “Mutul” the bird Mut (thrush or pheasant), or it can also mean ‘knot’. Motul is one of the many destinations that are attractive to explore and enjoy, as most of its attractions are close to each other, and if you put your batteries on, you can visit them all in one day². Some of the things you can do in Motul are:

  • Taste the delicious Motuleño eggs: A typical dish of the region that consists of fried eggs on a tortilla with beans, cheese, ham, peas and tomato sauce.
  • Visit the museum of Felipe Carrillo Puerto: A historical site that was the birthplace of one of the most important governors of Yucatán, who fought for social justice and indigenous rights.
  • Discover the cenote Sambulá: A hidden gem that offers a natural pool with turquoise waters and stalactites.

Tekax: The Pearl of the South

Tekax is a town that lies at the foot of the Puuc hills, a region that was home to an ancient Mayan civilization. Its name comes from the Mayan word “tek’ax”, which means “place of forests”. Tekax is known for its colonial architecture, its natural beauty and its archaeological sites. Some of the places you can visit in Tekax are:

  • The Parish of San Juan Bautista: A majestic church that was built in the 17th century and has a baroque facade and a neoclassical tower.
  • The Grutas de Poxilá: A complex of caves that offer an adventure through underground passages full of stalactites and stalagmites.
  • The Archaeological Zone of Xcoch: A site that preserves the remains of a Mayan city that dates back to the Classic period.

These are just some of the wonders that await you in these three new Magic Towns of Yucatán. If you want to discover more about them, don’t hesitate to visit them and enjoy their magic. You won’t regret it!

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