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  • MMF
    Great Music Festival in Yucatan on Sunday 8th March!
    MÉRIDA, YUCATAN, MEXICO – Following last year’s successful event, Mérida is gearing up for the 2015 Mérida Music Festival, which will take place on Sunday 8th March at Hacienda Dzibikak. For anyone planning to be in the area at the...
  • Canada Burger
    A (Canadian) Cheeseburger in Paradise
    MÉRIDA, YUCATÁN - It turns out there is a very ‘Canadian’ way to make a cheeseburger. Who knew? And the lucky residents of Mérida, Yucatán have the chance to taste this unique style, thanks to Canada Burger's two city locations...
  • Rosca de Reyes
    Mérida Enjoys Huge “Rosca de Reyes”, Celebrating Latin American Tradition
    MÉRIDA, YUCATÁN – January 6 is the Three Kings Day (Epiphany), when the traditional “Rosca de Reyes” is cut and eaten in homes across Spain and Latin America. In Mérida, Yucatan, on January 5 each year however, various city...
  • Busy streets in Centro
    White Night in the White City
    MÉRIDA, YUCATÁN, MEXICO – Meridanos don’t normally go to sleep early on Saturday nights, but this week’s spectacular Noche Blanca provided an extra incentive for people in the White City to stay up late and enjoy themselves on...
  • Yucatan Cenote
    Mayamazing Times in Yucatan, Mexico
    Mexico is known for its surf and sun, but there's a whole different side of Mexico that very few have experienced. As adventure tourism continues to grow around the globe, perhaps its time to discover the undiscovered secrets of the Yucatan...
  • AeroMexico
    Visiting Mérida, Yucatan? Here's how to get there.
    Mérida, Yucatan is a great place to visit, but what are the best options for getting there, or for moving on at the end of your visit?Transportation options are continually changing, however following extensive research, we are pleased to present...
  • Centro Historico Campeche
    Twenty Four Hours in Campeche
    CAMPECHE, CAMPECHE – You could stay longer in Campeche, but if your time is limited, or you just want to make a quick overnight trip from Mérida if you're on a longer trip to the Yucatan, twenty four hours gives you a great taste of the...
  • A long weekend in Río Lagartos
    A long weekend in Río Lagartos
    RÍO LAGARTOS, YUCATÁN – The fishing port of Río Lagartos is located in the north-east corner of Yucatán state, directly north of the city of Tizimín. The village was called Holkobén by the Maya, who used it as a place to stop on their way to...
  • This map shows the Gulf of Mexico and the locations of the Campeche Escarpment and the buried impact crater that caused a global extinction event about 65 million years ago.
    Researchers present first undersea mapping of Yucatan dinosaur killer
    Charlie Paull and colleagues from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute presented the first undersea mapping of the impact crater that is thought to be responsible for the death of most of the dinosaurs on Earth about 65 million years ago...
  • Lithograph by Frederick Catherwood
    Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico - See lithographs of Maya ruins by Frederick Catherwood
    story and photos by John LamkinFrederick Catherwood (1799-1854) and John Lloyd Stephens explored the Maya ruins in two trips between 1839 and 1841 and established the basis of American archaeology's future archaeological expeditions. In 1844,...
  • More couples opt for marriages and margaritas
    More couples opt for marriages and margaritas
    Attention couples planning to tie the knot: Imagine palm trees and white powdery beaches edging soft, turquoise waters while romantic tunes from Mexican guitars waft through a moonlit chapel.The folks at the Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau...
  • Carnival 2013, in Merida
    Carnival relocation – but why?
    As local media outlets in Merida are today reporting, the deadline for deciding the location for Merida’s 2014 Carnival is fast looming on the horizon.Mayor Renan Barrera is calling on state governor Rolando Zapata to provide the city with...
  • New Aak-Bal resort to spark tourism to Campeche, Mexico
    New Aak-Bal resort to spark tourism to Campeche, Mexico (Photos)
    Developers of a new resort sprouting up along a mile and a half of powdery white beaches on the Gulf of Mexico tagged it with the Maya phrase Aak-Bal, meaning “the source of all things new.”The project, Aak-Bal Campeche Marina Village,...
  • Chacchoben, Mexico
    The Mayan Apocalypse: Did they really predict the end of the world?
    Standing on the steps of a pyramid at the Mayan ruins of Chacchoben in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, gazing up at the top of the impressive ancient structure, a traveler can pause for a moment (perhaps to catch his breath) and imagine seeing...
  • Mayan Thanksgiving
    Cook your Thanksgiving gobbler the Mayan way
    The folks at Hacienda Petac out on eastern Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula offer this suggestion for Thanksgiving this year: Cook your turkey the Mayan way, or pollo pilibi style. Here's how it's done:First, cut your turkey into pieces and...