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Tekax: a Yucatecan magic town that offers adventure, culture, and history

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The beauty of Yucatán is unmatched, it is not only composed of its natural settings that seem to come from another world but also of a cultural mix that gives life to one of the most captivating destinations in the world, in which you must delve little by little. little to discover each of its corners.

Tekax is one of the last three Magical Towns of Yucatán that received their designation in 2023, certainly the ideal destination for those looking for adventure, culture and history.


Day and night on wheels

Tekax is the only area with mountains in the entire state, which helps provide the experience of adventure, adrenaline, and fun for the whole family or groups of friends, and without a doubt, the best way to do it is on an ATV tour to through archaeological zones, colonial buildings, flora, fauna, caves and Mayan villages. Including places like Kaalmankal, Grutas Chocantes, Grutas Sartenejas, where you will have the opportunity to rappel, zip line or visit the Mayan underworld. It is important to note that this experience can also be enjoyed in its night edition.

Colorful tours

For those who prefer the tranquility of walking, it is possible to enjoy “El Callejón”, a space where you will appreciate a vibrant collection of 10 murals with various pictorial styles, which make up this surprising open-air museum for an unforgettable cultural walk.

In addition to walking, you will be able to appreciate and photograph the murals that portray the history, festivities, and customs of the city, for example, the famous composer “Ricardo Palmerín Pavía”, the mysterious and interesting legend of “Waay kot”, the celebration to “ San Diego de Alcalá” with its hubbub and showiness, as well as the flora and fauna of the region represented with jaguars, birds, and trees such as the Sacred Ceiba.
Without a doubt, this experience will make you travel back in time and fly your imagination while awakening your senses through art and colors.

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Delicious Food

If you want to eat well, a must stop is the Municipal Market and eat with Don Us, a chef who has kept a tradition alive for more than 40 years with his delicious tacos of different stews. Another option is to visit Doña Mirna Gorocica who since 1989 has dedicated herself to preparing regional wood-fired dishes, a tradition that she inherited from her father, who taught her all the techniques that she now performs every day. Some of the exquisite regional dishes she makes are: stew, Andalusian tripe, stuffed cheese, poc chuc, breaded, among others.

Since there should be no meal without dessert, you should try Mamules, they are traditional bread made in a traditional wood-fired stone oven. Its main ingredients are flour, egg, butter, and a delicious handmade filling. The Teyere family is responsible for making this unique bread in the region, with the original recipe which they have kept alive with them for 127 years.

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