Xcaret, Location for Black Knight Decoded, with Scenes Filmed from Space

Xcaret was one of the 10 locations around the world selected for the filming of Black Knight Decoded, a short movie featuring video, music, technology and a message of peace and unity for the world. What sets this film apart is that these locations…

New Water Park opens in Mahahual

An attraction for cruise ship passengers and families exploring the Costa Maya, the Lost Maya Kingdom is a new water park in Mahahual with a dash of Indiana Jones adventure thrown in. Nine water slides down the side of a 112-foot pyramid, four…

Excavations Planned for 5 Mayan Sites in 2016

Archaeologists working for INAH, the National Institute of Anthropology and History will continue with excavation and restoration projects in Chichen Itza, Dzibilchaltun, Ek Balam, Mayapan and the Izamal area in 2016. They will search for more…
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A Touch of Old Mexico: Valladolid

  Have you visited the colonial town of Valladolid in eastern Yucatán, a tranquil community full of history and traditions? Only an hour and a half’s drive from Cancun, it might be a world away. Gracious old churches and restored…

Emilia Ek, Activities Coordinator, The Royal Haciendas

Meet Emilia Ek, the Activities Coordinator at The Royal Haciendas. Originally from Izamal in Yucatán, Emilia joined Royal Resorts 12 years ago. Her first job was in the Activities Center at The Royal Caribbean, followed by The Royal Cancun…
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Upcoming Events

Anniversary of the Founding of Merida, January 6 On January 6, inhabitants of Merida, state capital of Yucatan observe the anniversary of the founding of the city in 1542 by Spanish conquistador Francisco de Montejo. Observed with a procession and mass, it marks the start of the month-long City Festival, a gala event featuring concerts, dance performances, art exhibits and more.