Be welcome to Yucatan!

Yucatan, a magic state considered one of the most appreciated and secure places of Mexico: a unique and splendorous territory where history remains as permanent witness of its greatness and honourable past.

Yucatan was built by the great Mayas and continued its historical process by the Spanish influence under its mestizo chapter: an encounter between Mayas and Spaniards by the 16th century influencing the culture and expression of the current population of Yucatan.

Yucatan shares its magical perspective trough rock-walled inland villages, where women wear brightly embroidered dresses, known as Hipiles and life proceeds almost as if the modern world does not exist and traditions remains forever.

A place static in time ready to be discovered through the adventure of seeing secluded cenotes, unrestored haciendas, and newly uncovered archaeological sites, deep in jungle settings, ready to be discovered…

In Mérida, the capital of Yucatan and formerly known as the pre-Hispanic city of Th’o by the Mayas, and also known as The White City, is one of Mexico’s most important cultural centres.

This is a hub of history, art, music, gastronomy and living expressions. 

The city is also home to a number of fine museums and great festivals all year long such as the The Festival Internacional de la Cultura Maya (International Festival of Maya Culture) an event where visual arts, theatre, literature, music, gastronomy, science, and other historical research themes are shared by academics, artists, scientists, and insiders sharing their extensive insights related to this region and culture.

Don’t miss the opportunity to attend the festival’s events that features the launch of special participation by different Mexican states and countries representing the Maya World. For this edition, Dominican Republic and the State of Tabasco will be honoured guests representing a nation and a state, respectively.

The festival is currently taking place in Merida and other cities of Yucatan from the 13th to the 23rd of October.

For major details and information regarding this important festival, please visit its official page at:

Enrique Valdés García
Director of Cultural and Sustainable Tourism

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