5 Amazing Things to Do in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula | focus


The Yucatan Peninsula is located in Mexico and includes the Mexican states of Yucatan, Campeche, Guatemala’s Peten Department and Quintana Roo. This vast coastal region is a spectacular place to visit. It is home to stunning tropical beaches, exotic wildlife, ancient Mayan ruins, small villages and lots of activities for the adventurous people.

The entire Yucatan Peninsula has plenty of things to do and see, from visiting Mayan ruins to caves, pink lakes, swimming alongside whale sharks, and trying out delicious local food. It’s also a place where you can see lush green forests, colonial architecture, and impressive marine life.
Here are the five most amazing things you can do here:

1. Visit Chichen Itza
Chichen Itza, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is at the heart of the Mayan archaeological scene across Mexico. This place is visited by around 1.4 million visitors annually and is the second most famous Mayan ruin.

You can take a Chichen Itza tour to visit this place as you have an organized and very informative experience with a guide next to you.

2. Visit the pink lakes
Yes, you heard right! Lakes in Yucatan are pink. Or more precisely, they turn pink.

About 3 hours from Cancun but definitely worth the drive, in the corner of the Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve you will find a spectacular place where the sea water turns pink due to salt production.

The pink lakes of Las Coloradas are used by companies in the region for industrial sea salt production, which eventually turns the water into a spectacular shade of pink.

3. Swim next to whale sharks
If swimming in the emerald waters of the Yucatan Peninsula isn’t enough for you, find out that this experience has even more to offer. You can swim next to whale sharks. They are the largest fish in the ocean, reaching 40 feet in length and weighing about 20,000 pounds. But the best part is, even if their size and the word “shark” on their name seem intimidating, you don’t have to worry about them eating you. Whale sharks prefer plankton.

So yes, on the Yucatan Peninsula you can swim next to a 9 meter long marine animal which will be a spectacular wilderness experience.

4. Take a bath in underground caves
Another absolutely spectacular experience that you can experience when visiting the Yucatan Peninsula is swimming in cenotes. If you’ve never heard of the term, cenotes are underground caves filled with fresh water. And there are many such underground caves on the Yucatan Peninsula, about 2000 of them.

These sinkholes drain into underground rivers that have the most transparent water you have ever been able to swim in. These underground caves are the perfect place to cool off on a hot day after visiting other attractions on the peninsula.

5. Sunbathe in Tulum
Some of the most impressive beaches on the Yucatan Peninsula are in Tulum. This area used to be an important port. Now it’s a place full of hippies, backpackers, and famous celebrities looking to relax away from the paparazzi. This place is full of chic resorts, vegan restaurants, wellness spas, and yoga studios. If you are in the mood for relaxation, this place is a must to visit.


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