Uxmal Yucatan, Mexico

Izamal

Did you know that Yucatán has its very own city of gold? Visit Izamal, Yucatán’s very own pueblo mágico, literally “magical community,” a title it earned as a result of its rich heritage. It is a blend of pre-Hispanic and Spanish architecture…
Uxmal Yucatan, Mexico
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Mérida

One of Mexico’s oldest and loveliest cities, Mérida boasts colonial churches, 19th-century civic buildings, and mansions imbued with all the opulence of la belle époque. Architectural splendor is only part of the story: museums are many,…
Uxmal Yucatan, Mexico

Yucatán’s Colonial Heritage

In 1517, a Spanish expedition led by Francisco Hernández de Cordoba set foot in the land of the Maya, he was followed by fellow countrymen Juan de Grijalva and Hernán Cortés in 1518 and 1519, respectively. Cortés landed on Cozumel but soon…
Uxmal Yucatan, Mexico

Mayapán

Unlock more of the secrets of the past by visiting Mayapan, the last capital of the Maya on the Yucatán Peninsula. Located 30 miles south of Mérida, this site was founded around A.D. 1250 during the post-Classic period of Mayan civilization…
Uxmal Yucatan, Mexico

Muyil

A 20-minute drive to the south of Tulum lies Muyil, also known as Chunyaxche, an archaeological site on the shores of a lagoon that shares the same name. The largest Mayan site found to date in the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, Muyil was an…
Uxmal Yucatan, Mexico
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Uxmal & the Puuc Route

A one-hour drive to the south of Mérida lies a low range of hills called the Sierra Puuc, site of a chain of ancient cities so majestic as to have earned a place on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. The largest city in the area, Uxmal was…
Uxmal Yucatan, Mexico

Ek Balam

Inhabited from around 600 B.C. and reaching its peak between A.D. 600 and 900, the ancient city of Ek Balam 20 minutes to the north of Valladolid is an enigma for archaeologists. Its buildings show several architectural and artistic styles and…
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About the Aluxes

If you have been coming to Cancun for many years, you may have heard local people saying “it must have been the alux” when they cannot find something. They are joking but you may have wondered what an alux is and what on earth it has to…