Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is a region rich in Mayan and colonial history. The formerly independent province has thousands of ancient ruins, plus historic towns and beautiful beaches. With almost 800,000 residents, Merida is the largest city in the region. It is easy to travel to the area’s numerous landmarks from Merida by bus or rental car.
Chichen Itza, meaning “at the mouth of the Itza well”, is a Mayan City on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, between Valladolid and Merida. It was established before the period of Christopher Colombus and probably served as the religion center of Yucatan for a while. 2004
Cenote, Chichén-Itzá, Mexico Photograph by Jack Paulus, My Shot