Dreams of exploration come true on the Yucatan coast, a place full of hidden gems and options for enjoying the inexhaustible natural diversity of the Yucatan Peninsula region of southeastern Mexico.
For that turquoise sea, which borders the Mexican peninsula (known worldwide for its beaches like Cancun and Playa del Carmen located in the neighboring state of Quintana Roo, a little further east), in the state of Yucatán. From the peninsula, there is also the possibility of experiencing routes of surprising nature.
They are isolated beaches, perfect for gourmets and ‘experienced insiders’, with all the local flavor but ready to receive international travelers.
Like few other places in the world, the coast of Yucatan offers places where silence is touched only by the screech of animals, the sound of the wind and its passage through the warm waters. There are picturesque lagoons, such as Celestún, with entire flocks of flamingos seen throughout the year; Or Lagoa Rosa, located in the protected area of Las Coloradas, where the intense coloring transforms into a ‘spinning girl’ mirror, perfect for photography aficionados.
Nearby is the ecological reserve known as Río Lagartos which is located in a virgin tropical forest, home to many endemic species, especially turtles and birds. There is also a town called El Cuyo (which some call the new Holbox) where the visitor can see the nests of different species, in a typical and peaceful environment.
A little further east, a few kilometers from the capital, Merida, is sisal, called the “Pueblo Magico” for its local attractions that include a marina, lighthouse and colorful streets lined with local restaurants with the best seafood in the area. .
Several other beaches await us along this coast, such as Puerto Progreso, the beach closest to Mérida, which for the third consecutive year received the international “blue flag” certification, which translates into recognition of the quality of the water; environmental information and education; Safety and services, management and environmental management.
The experiences of the most adventurous travelers are on the coast of Yucatan, with diving in underground rivers, diving in sisal reefs, in addition to swimming and diving in any of the more than 3,000 rocks distributed throughout the state, with more than 100 of them counting with infrastructure Adequate services to receive visitors.
The best news is that you don’t have to walk far: all these sites are just an hour or two away from beautiful colonial cities like Valladolid, where the Mayan past shines brightly through its people, fabrics and incomparable Yucatecan cuisine. or exquisite Merida.