Greetings A handshake is standard when meeting people for the first time. Among friends, men usually exchange back-slapping hugs; for women it's usually a kiss on the cheek.
Conversation Yucatecans are generally warm and entertaining conversationalists. As a rule, they express disagreement more by nuance than by open contradiction. The Maya can be slightly more reserved in conversation.
Getting directions Mexicans are very cordial and eager to please, so much so that some folks will steer you in the wrong direction rather than saying they don't know where a particular place is. It can be frustrating at times, but keep in mind that it's done with good intentions.