Extraordinarily diverse, rich in every respect, the Yucatán Peninsula, one of Mexico's most beautiful and touristic regions, can be approached in many ways, depending on the tastes and interests of each traveller. Its gateways are numerous and by following the indications of the tourist guide on the Yucatán peninsula you will quickly see that the stays can be varied and rich. If you are looking for the pleasures of the sea, you can only be delighted by the many dream beaches of the peninsula, in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, or on the pretty little island Isla Mujeres. Those who are more attracted to art and architecture will prefer colonial cities such as Merida and archaeological sites such as the must-see sites of Tulum and Chichen Itza. The region will also delight those who are interested in fauna and flora and love the beautiful natural landscapes

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When to go to Yucatán Peninsula?

The year can be considered to be divided into three periods in Mexico. The best time to travel to Yucatan, and Mexico in general, is from April to June and from September to November. The intermediate period is due to the school holidays in July and August. The tourist boom period extends from December to March or April, depending on the dates of Holy Week. A high number of visitors means higher prices and necessary reservations, but also a wider choice of activities for tourists. Mexico is a very festive country. Many religious and popular festivities take place there every month. Among the most important, which also take place in Yucatan, are: the National Independence Day, September 15-16, where throughout the country, the scene where Miguel Hidalgo called for an uprising in 1810 is repeated. Not to be missed either: the Feast of the Dead, on 1 and 2 November, where all families celebrate their dead and unite with their loved ones; nothing to do with All Saints' Day... Here, the Feast of the Dead is a colourful feast.

How to go to Yucatán Peninsula? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

Most tour operators systematically include Yucatan in their tours because it is really one of the most popular in the country. But you can opt for a stay only in Yucatan, which will include both major pre-Columbian sites such as Chichen Itza or Tulum but also a seaside resort to enjoy the paradisiacal beaches on site. Tour prices in Yucatan increase with the comfort level of hotels. The more luxurious the hotel, the more expensive it is.

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Well served, Mexico, including Yucatan, is generally safe for solo travellers. The wave of violence linked to drug cartels and social repression generally spares tourists. However, tourists can be easy prey, especially in Cancun, on public transport and on the street at nightfall. The ordinary rules of ,caution should be observed: do not display your camera, "banana" or wallet.

It is very easy to travel by plane in Mexico, most cities being equipped with an airport. There is also a very good long-distance bus network at low prices. You can travel all over Yucatan by bus and do a tour to discover all the major pre-Columbian sites. However, it is better to rent a car, because you can make trips very early in the morning or late in the evening, without having to adapt your schedule to the restrictive bus schedules!

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  • Taxi
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  • Holiday rental
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  • Tailor-made trip
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When to travel?

The year can be considered to be divided into three periods in Mexico. The best time to travel to Yucatan, and Mexic...
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Weather forecast

Mexico, including Yucatan, has a hot and humid climate. From May to September, it is particularly hot and humid and,...
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Budget

Although much more expensive than Guatemala and Honduras, Mexico remains a relatively cheap country despite inflation...
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Formalities

EU nationals do not need a visa to travel to Mexico, including Yucatan. The only formality to enter Mexican territory...
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Health

In Mexico, including for stays in Yucatan, it is recommended to vaccinate against diphtheria, tetanus, polio and hepa...
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How to travel by yourself?

Well served, Mexico, including Yucatan, is generally safe for solo travellers. The wave of violence linked to drug ca...
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How to get organized?

Most tour operators systematically include Yucatan in their tours because it is really one of the most popular in the...
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Getting around

It is very easy to travel by plane in Mexico, most cities being equipped with an airport. There is also a very good l...
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