Yucatan and Campeche – what to see and do

What to see and do in the Mexican states of Yucatan and Campeche
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Chichen Itza, YucatanSlide thumbnail

Chichen Itza

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The states of Yucatan and Campeche have some of Mexico’s most breathtaking sights, both man-made and natural, and some of our favorite colonial towns and cities.  The major international airport at Cancun puts these attractions within easy reach of travelers.  Many can be visited on a day trip from the Caribbean coast but we reckon it’s worth spending much more time exploring this region.


Our top 10 attractions for a first time visitor would be:

  • Chichen Itza, one of the new 7 wonders of the world
  • Uxmal, the most beautiful Mayan ruins
  • Merida’s weekend fiestas and cultural attractions
  • Swim with the whale sharks from Holbox Island
  • Incredible cenotes, including Dzitnup, Cenote Azul and Cuzama
  • Stay the night in a Hacienda hotel
  • Shop for hammocks direct from the makers in Tixkokob
  • See hundreds of flamingos at Celestun or Rio Lagartos
  • Visit the walled city of Campeche
  • Explore less visited Mayan ruins, such as Ek Balam, Edzna, Rio Bec and Calakmul.


Use the search box under the map to locate and find out more about these attractions, and many more.

Plan your vacation and sightseeing using this interactive map.  Use the filter to show only hotels, or only sights.  Click on the marker for more information about the property or attraction.

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Chichen Itza Sight Archeaological site
Uxmal Sight Archaeological site
Kabah Sight Archaeological site
Labna Sight Archaeological site
Sayil Sight Archeaological site
Dzibilchaltun Sight Archeaological site
El Balam Sight Archaeological site
Edzna Sight Archeaological site
Calakmul Sight Archaeological site
Merida Sight City
Campeche Sight City
Celestun nature reserve Sight Natural attraction
Rio Lagartos Sight Natural attraction
Balankanche caves Sight Natural attraction
Loltun caves Sight Natural attraction
Cuzama cenotes Sight
Hacienda Sotuta de Peon Sight Sightseeing park
Dzitnup Cenote Sight Cenote
Cenote Ik Kil Sight Cenote
Progreso Sight Seaside town
Valladolid Sight City
Izamal Sight Town
Tixkokob Sight Hammock weaving town
Caribe Hotel Hotel
Casa del Balam Hotel Hotel
Hacienda Chichen Hotel Hotel
Hacienda Puerta Campeche Hotel Hotel
Hacienda San Jose Hotel Hotel
Hacienda Santa Cruz Hotel Hotel
Hacienda Santa Rosa Hotel Hotel
Hacienda Temozon Hotel Hotel
Hacienda Uayamon Hotel Hotel
Hacienda Uxmal Hotel Hotel
Hacienda Xcanatun Hotel Hotel
Hotel Xixim Hotel Hotel
Mayaland Chichen Itza Hotel Hotel
Meson del Marques Hotel Hotel
Rosas y Xocolate Hotel Hotel
Villas Delfines Hotel Hotel