Uxmal Yucatan, Mexico
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Henequen, Yucatán’s Haciendas

Henequen, Green Gold of the Yucatán Fields of spiky agave plants standing to attention with almost military precision, dot the flat landscape of the northern Yucatán. This is the zona henequenera, an area of estates where vast fortunes were…
Uxmal Yucatan, Mexico
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Happy Birthday Merida

On January 6, the gracious capital of the state of Yucatan is 469 years old! It is celebrating the anniversary of its foundation by Spanish conquistador Francisco de Montejo y León the Younger in 1542 amidst the deserted ruins of a much earlier…
Uxmal Yucatan, Mexico
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Fall Equinox at Chichén Itzá

The ancient Mayan capital of Chichén Itzá casts its spell whenever you visit it but on the day of the fall Equinox, the Pyramid of Kukulcán in the Great Plaza becomes a stairway to heaven and an ancient god returns to earth. Also known…
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
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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
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Angels & Flamingos in the Yucatán

Where in the world can you journey back in time and witness one of nature’s greatest spectacles, all in one day? In the Yucatán you can combine a dash of history with wildlife watching and here’s one trip that will take you to the ancient…