The State of Yucatán
If culture were money, Yucatán would be the richest guy on the block. And in a way, it already is. Yucatán is home to a stunning array of cultural treasures: ancient Maya ruins and contemporary indigenous villages; sprawling haciendas and gorgeous colonial cities; modern museums and a worldly population.
Add to that the state’s natural riches, including the world’s largest colony of the world’s largest (and pinkest) flamingos, and geologic idiosyncrasies like cenotes and a vast network of caves. There is something here for every sort of traveler and whether you have a week or a month, you’ll leave feeling like you’ve won the lottery.
© Gary Chandler & Liza Prado from Moon Yucatán Peninsula, 9th edition