Welcome to 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 War of the Castes. Besides its historical and cultural significance, Carrillo Puerto has few points of interest other than an attractive ecotourism park about 11km south of town, and yet its lack of attention to tourist hordes may be the best reason to spend some time here. You'll experience quiet, local Maya life in an urban setting.
There’s a main square with a clock tower, church and cultural center; the plaza takes center stage in late April and early May when the town celebrates its patron saint, Santa Cruz.