The Yucatan Peninsula
Adventure to the Yucatan Peninsula with our luxury, expert itineraries
It’s the tremendous variety of the Yucatan Peninsula that makes it a choice destination for those seeking a mix of action, relaxation, scenery and culture.
Located in south-eastern Mexico, this colourful region is composed of the three states of Yucatan, Quintana Roo and Campeche and offers a seemingly endless supply of natural wonders, from limestone sinkholes and vibrant jungle to white sands, intensely blue ocean and coral reefs. The Puuc hills in the southern portion of the state offer a contrast to the largely flat terrain.
The spectacular underwater scenery surrounding the peninsula means it’s an outstanding diving and snorkelling destination, while the lush jungle guarantees a pull for bird watching enthusiasts. A visit to one of the many sleepy fishing villages completes a day spent on a white sand beach and the cities of Izamal and Merida are fascinating for their blend of modern and ancient culture.
The ruins of Mayan pyramids, temples and ball courts dot the landscape and this ancient culture lives on in the region even today, most notably in its distinctive cuisine which gets its unique character from its Mayan, Caribbean, European, North African and Middle Eastern heritage.
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