Ruta Puuc Mexico: Exploring the Yucatan’s Lesser Known Ruins

The Ruta Puuc is a historical route in the southern part of Mexico’s Yucatan state. Its name literally translates to “Puuc route”, reflecting the Mayan ruins scattered around this region that have been designed in the Puuc style of architecture. The most famous Mayan city in this part of southern Mexico is the UNESCO world … Read more

Izamal Mexico: Your 2023 Guide to the Yellow City

Izamal Mexico is a wonderful addition to any Yucatan travel itinerary. The little city is characterized by its bright yellow houses and buildings.  Up until recently, Izamal was relatively unknown by international tourists and remained largely off the beaten path. However, its photogenic appearance has started gaining the city recognition on social media.  Visiting Izamal … Read more

The Best Time to Visit the Yucatan Mexico: 2023 Local Guide

Curious about when is the best time to visit the Yucatan region in Mexico? Look no further.  This guide has been written by someone who actually lives in the Yucatan (me!) and who has experience being in the peninsula through all months and seasons. When deciding the best time to plan your trip, you need … Read more

Is the Yucatan Safe? Your 2023 Guide by a Local

Is the Yucatan safe? Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the county. Of the 25 million international travelers that visit Mexico every year, a large portion of them travel to the Yucatan. They venture to this part of the country to visit world-famous Mayan ruins, quaint traditional villages, gorgeous … Read more

Magical Yucatan Road Trip: Your 10-Day Itinerary for 2023

Embarking on a Yucatan road trip is a highlight of any trip to Mexico. In fact, for many people, seeing the sunbleached Mayan ruins and the quaint traditional villages nestled in the heart of the Yucatan is the entire reason that they decide to visit Mexico in the first place.  This guide showcases a 10-day … Read more

Dzibilchaltún Ruins in Mexico: Your 2023 Visitor’s Guide

The Dzibilchaltún ruins are overlooked from most Yucatan itineraries which is a shame. The site boasts some of the most unique and fascinating Mayan structures in all of Southern Mexico. Dzibilchaltún, meaning “writing on the flat stones” in Ancient Mayan is located just 16km northeast of the Yucatan capital of Merida. Its name points to … Read more