Yucatan, Sea & Nature

Discover the top beach destinations and the natural wonders of this Caribbean gem .


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Progress

For those wishing to spend a day at the beach, the coastal city of Progreso (30 km north of Merida on the Gulf of Mexico) is a privileged place where you can relax, sunbathe, swim or enjoy water sports. Kayaking, windsurfing, sailing).

Walking along the Malecon de Progreso and enjoying a meal or a drink in one of the many restaurants in the area , it is certainly a pleasant way to spend a day in total peace and tranquility, surrounded by the historic harbor surroundings and kindness Of local residents.

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Celestun

Picturesque fishing village, located about 80 km from Merida, is in the middle of a beautiful nature reserve that offers a great variety of extraordinary natural environments (marine, coastal and swampy).

By boat to the beautiful estuary of the Celestún River, you can admire the spectacular mangrove forest that protects thousands of pink flamingos, as well as 300 other species of birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles (including famous crocodiles) and fish.

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Rio Lagartos

The Natural Park of Rio Lagartos is considered a paradise for lovers of peace and tranquility .

Here you will find the tropical forests and palm trees, coconut trees and beautiful ceiba trees, the symbolic tree of Yucatan.

Also famous for the approximately 20,000 flamingos that come every year between January and September to reproduce, sea turtles that between June and August lay their eggs in the sand, more than 250 different species of birds, reason why is one of the best Places on the Yucatan peninsula for bird watching.

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Dzilam Bravo and San Crisanto

Picturesque fishing villages that are an hour from Merida, suitable for reflection and practice of water sports, are known for the mangrove and fishing off the edge.

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Cenotes

The cenotes are freshwater wells created by erosion of limestone, smooth and porous.

The term comes from the Mayan word "dzonot", which means abyss. For the Mayan world these were sources of life that provided the vital liquid, besides being considered as gateways to the wonders of the other world and the center of communion with the gods.

The Cenotes in the peninsula of Yucatan abound, of different sizes and depths; Knowing them or exploring them is undoubtedly one of the most exciting experiences that can only be experienced here and nowhere else in the world.

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Haciendas

The " Haciendas " were typical places for the production of hemp, which grew and had their greatest splendor in the late 19th century in Yucatan.

Around 1940, as a result of the invention of synthetic yarns, these estates lost their function and therefore their splendor, but from the last decade of the 20th century they returned to fashion and returned to their former glory, this time as places of Perfect harmony to rest, reflect and meditate, but above all to offer unique experiences to the visitors of Yucatan.

For guests wishing to discover the natural beauties of the Yucatan peninsula,

Exclusive tours are available with private guide, or in group outings .