Welcome to Oxkutzcab
Oxkutzcab is a rough and bustling town renowned for its daily produce market and colonial church. Markets were the principal means of trade for the ancient Maya, and the peninsula’s indigenous people still travel from the countryside to central communities to exchange produce at stalls beside a main square. Oxkutzcab is such a community. A mural in the plaza across from the market depicts inquisitor Friar Diego de Landa’s auto-da-fé in Maní, when he burnt thousands of idols.
The town can serve as a base for visiting sites along the Ruta Puuc. Be aware that dog fighting (though illegal in Mexico) is done here and some hotels sponsor these events. You may wish to put your tourist pesos elsewhere.