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Introducing Felipe Carrillo Puerto

Now named for a progressive governor of Yucatán, this crossroads town 95km south of Tulum was once known as Chan Santa Cruz, the rebel headquarters during the Caste War. Besides its historical and cultural significance, Carrillo Puerto has few attractions other than the only gas station, bank and hotels for some distance around. There’s a main square with a clock tower, church and cultural center; the plaza is center stage in late April and early May when the town celebrates its patron saint, Santa Cruz.