Travel Guide – Yucatan, Mexico

The Yucatan area of Mexico is one of the most popular tourist destinations for people living in North America, as well as other parts of the world. And for good reason.

The Yucatan is loaded with world-class resorts, gorgeous beaches, and tourist activities — such as scuba diving, snorkeling, caving, etc. But the area is also home to quaint villages, colonial towns, ancient ruins and incredible food. In addition, the Yucatan is still considered a safe area for tourists to visit.

Explore this Travel Guide to the Yucatan, Mexico

  • Interactive map
  • Essential travel information, such as transportation, climate & safety
  • Yucatan & Riviera Maya hotel and hostel guides, as well as our own personal tips and recommendations.
  • Sample itineraries and templates
  • Booking tools for flights, hotels, and popular activities in the Yucatan
Have fun planning your visit!

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Yucatan & Riviera Maya Travel Essentials

Before your trip to Cancun or the Riviera Maya in the Yucatan, check out some of this overview stories about the area, and essential information for planning your vacation to Mexico.


We Were Lucky To Find A Great Rental Car Company!

We’ve heard a lot of horror stories about people being overcharged for insurance and other crazy fees by car rental companies in Mexico.  However, we had a great experience with American Car Rental.  If you are interested in America Car Rental, click on the banner below to search rentalcars.com.  America is currently one of their vendors, and their price includes the mandatory Mexican Liability Insurance!

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Where to Stay During Your Trip to Yucatan Mexico

Having visited the Yucatan area of Mexico many times, and we’ve stayed in a variety of places. We have compared many styles of hotels (and price ranges), as well as taking into account nearby attractions and the most convenient transportation.

The Amazing Mayaland Resort
Our pick -- you must stay here!
The Best Hotels in Cancun
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Things to Do in Cancun and all over the Riviera Maya in Mexico!

Over our many visits to Cancun and the Yucatan area, we’ve really enjoyed taking in all the sights, sounds, and activities. From free activities, to small day tours, and independent adventures — including renting a car and driving around the Yucatan! Check out our top recommendations and tips for what to do during your trip!

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See One of the Most Famous Pyramids in Mexico – El Castillo Chichen Itza
My First Scuba Diving Experience with Scuba Mex – Paa Mul, Mexico

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