Attractions

Top Choice Archaeological Site in Edzná

Edzná

Edzná’s massive complexes, that once covered more than 17 sq km, were built by a highly stratified society that flourished from about 600 BC to the 15th century AD. During that period the people of Edzná built more …
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Southeastern Campeche

Calakmul

Possibly the largest city during Maya times, Calakmul was ‘discovered’ in 1931 by American botanist Cyrus Lundell. The site bears comparison in size and historical significance to Tikal in Guatemala, its chief rival…
Top Choice Dive Site in Mahahual

Banco Chinchorro

Divers won’t want to miss the reefs and underwater fantasy worlds of the Banco Chinchorro, the largest coral atoll in the northern hemisphere. Some 45km long and up to 14km wide, Chinchorro’s western edge lies about…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Tulum

Tulum Ruins

The ruins of Tulum preside over a rugged coastline, a strip of brilliant beach and green-and-turquoise waters that'll leave you floored. It’s true the extents and structures are of a modest scale and the late-post-C…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in South of Mérida

Uxmal Ruins

Pronounced oosh-mahl, Uxmal is one impressive set of ruins, easily ranking among the top Maya archaeological sites. It is a large site with some fascinating structures in good condition and bearing a riot of ornamen…
Top Choice Museum in Campeche

Museo Arqueológico de Campeche & Fuerte de San Miguel

Campeche’s largest colonial fort, facing the Gulf of Mexico some 4km southwest of the city center, is now home to the most important of Maya museums, the excellent Museo Arqueológico de Campeche, and the city's one …
Top Choice Museum in Mérida

Gran Museo del Mundo Maya

A world-class museum celebrating Maya culture, the Gran Museo houses a permanent collection of more than 1100 remarkably well-preserved artifacts, including a reclining chac-mool sculpture from Chichén Itzá and a co…
Top Choice Lake in Riviera Maya

Punta Laguna

Punta Laguna is a fair-sized lake with a small Maya community nearby, 20km northeast of Cobá on the road to Nuevo Xcan. Thus far, it's remained relatively wild. The forest around the lake supports populations of spi…
Top Choice Estancia in South of Mérida

Hacienda Yaxcopoil

If you visit one hacienda, this is the one. This vast estate grew and processed henequén; many of its numerous French Renaissance–style buildings have undergone picturesque restorations. The interior of the main bui…
Top Choice Museum in Cancún

Museo Maya de Cancún

Holding one of the Yucatán's most important collections of Maya artifacts, this modern museum is a welcome sight in a city known more for its party scene than cultural attractions. On display are some 400 pieces fou…