Yucatecan Getaways

Live the summer in the coast of Mexico

Summer is our favorite season of the year because we have the opportunity to enjoy a well-deserved vacation. A perfect excuse to spend some time in a new place with family or friends, we are sure that Mexico is one of the places marked on your map that’s why in this post we are going to show you six options in the Yucatan Peninsula for your next visit. Because of all its traditions, people, food, and natural sites, it is one of the most visited places in Mexico making it the perfect getaway for an exciting journey.

1.- San Felipe.

A small fishermen’s village is what you will find once you get there, surrounded by colorful wooden houses and the classic smell of homemade seafood, your visit will be an unforgettable experience. Also, this site is well known for its activities such as The Route of the Endless Cenote where you will visit seven of these incredible sites. If you prefer something more sporty, then try the fishing tours and visit the archaeological site of Cerritos Island.

Read more: 5 cenotes to visit in Yucatan

2.- Telchac.

In the Mayan language, its name means “the necessary rain” and it’s located a few kilometers away from Motul, Yucatan. Due to its proximity to the Laguna Rosa, you will find several species of birds to be watched from the Uaymitún viewer. It’s a place where nature and peace will be part of your journey while you discover all the beautiful places such as the archaeological site of Xcambó during your visit to this part of the coast of Yucatan.

3.- Dzilam Bravo.

This town is located 85 kilometers away from Merida. Once you get here, you realize that fishing and ecotourism are the main activities for the people who live here, the fishermen offer tours for snorkeling, swimming to visiting other attractions nearby like the Elepeten lagoon and Xbuya Ha waterhole. Here you can visit Punta Arenas to discover the Mayan archaeological sites of Xalau, Tamba, Petul, and Xcan to take a little journey to the past, and if you want to visit other places go to Las Bocas where the sea and the river meet in a breathtaking view.

Read more: 30 Impressive archaeological sites in Mexico – Part 1

4.- Progreso

Due to its location very near Merida City, this small fishermen’s village became a large city on the coast of Yucatan, where you can find all the services you will need in your vacations. This place is perfect for water sports fans, you can practice windsurfing, kayak, snorkel, swimming, and fishing tours across the beach and nearby places to enjoy the flora and fauna. Don’t forget to go to the traditional places to taste the food like “El Toro”, a restaurant with the best food in town.

5.-Celestún.

Home and sanctuary of pink flamingos, this natural site is considered one of the most beautiful places in Yucatan. Nature will be your guide to adventure and to discover the beauty of almost virgin land and a beach full of exuberant vegetation located 90 kilometers west of Merida City. Here you will find small cooperatives of fishermen that offer several tours for bird watching and snorkeling.

Read more: 25 photos that will make you fall in love with the Yucatan Peninsula

6.-Ría Lagartos. 

This estuary is known as the Natural Reserve of Ría Lagartos too, home to 250 birds species such as pink flamingos, whiter heron, and pelicans. Due to its proximity to Las Coloradas, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of pink waters where sea salt is extracted. If you like water sports, here you will find tours for snorkeling, fishing, bird watching, and a one-of-a-kind nocturne crocodile tour in which you will observe these incredible creatures across the lagoon. To get there you must take the Tizimin – Motul road and follow the signs to this paradise.

As you may see on the Yucatecan coast there are plenty of options for these summer vacations, and a great opportunity to discover new places with exuberant nature and history.

One last tip: if you are in Cancun or Riviera Maya, schedule some time to visit these beautiful places. Check the best places to stay in and most of all, take your time to enjoy the beauty and peaceful sceneries of the Yucatan Peninsula.

Tell us, do you have a favorite spot for your vacations already?