Why Not Go?

The Yucatan Peninsula is home to a millennium of history, from the ruins of Mayan civilization to colonization and the fight for independence. Located on the Quintana Roo peninsula, or Q. Roo for short, is the easternmost state in Mexico. Here, the blue waters of the Caribbean meet the Mexican border, and you'll find the island of Cozumel. Q. Roo is also home to Mexico's most popular tourist destination: the resort city of Cancún. But if you are looking for an alternative to the hustle… more…

Areas within Yucatan Peninsula

Akumal

Cancun

Chetumal

Chichen Itza

Costa Maya

Cozumel

Holbox

Isla Mujeres

La Gloria

Playa Del Carmen

Puerto Morelos

Riviera Maya

Tulum

Valladolid

Xcalak

Xpu Ha

Accommodations

The Mexican Caribbean encompasses a vast expanse of land, though most of the tourism in this region centers around Cancun, Cozumel, and Playa del Carmen. Because there is so much space to vacation in, those who know what to expect in each location will have an easier time choosing their accommodations. Before you make final arrangements, be aware of the taxes associated with accommodations. Remember to factor in the 16 percent Value-Added Tax (VAT) and the 3 percent hospitality tax.… more…

Hotels

A vacation in Cancun, Cozumel, and the… more…

Eco Tourism

Tulum, a part of the Mexican Caribbean,… more…

Villa Complexes

Travelers who want to spend a long… more…

Snorkeling

The Caribbean coast of the Yucatan Peninsula is a great destination for tourists interested in watersports. Snorkeling is especially popular because it involves very little training and is a rewarding, and some would say magical, experience. Not every town in the more…

Sailing & Boating

Although it is far from the most popular way to reach the Mexican… more…

Fishing

When vacationing in the Yucatan Peninsula, it is hard to… more…

Diving

While vacationing in the Yucatan Peninsula, guests are… more…

Beaches

World renown as a spring break hotspot, the Yucatan Peninsula is a prime location for anyone looking for some time at the beach. Ranging from… more…

Natural Attractions

While the area is probably best known for the large city of Cancun,… more…

Restaurants

Once you arrive in the Yucatan Peninsula, you'll be pleasantly surprised… more…

Attractions

Casinos

Landmarks

Weddings

Close your eyes, and picture this: marvelous beach side surroundings, unique food, outstanding weather and the most romantic honeymoon imaginable. These are… more…

Cruises

Caribbean cruises are popular because activities and amenities are easily enjoyed onboard a luxurious resort on water, which also makes stops at more than… more…

Packing

Splashing through the waves of Cancun's beaches, lounging poolside with a fruity drink, and maybe even making the trek to the Mayan ruins may be all you can… more…

Clothing

When planning your trip to the Mexican Caribbean, take some of the… more…

Currency

Travelers should make sure they are familiar with the currency of the… more…

Crime

Criminal activity in the Cancún area is comparable to any large… more…

Culture

The early Mayan presence in the… more…

Electricity

If you plan on bringing electronics with… more…

Events & Festivals

Whether you’re a fisherman, party… more…

Food

From elegant restaurants serving five-star cuisine to street-corner stands churning out local specialties, you will find something to tempt your taste buds in the Mexican Caribbean. When you visit the region, don't feel restricted to places like Cancún for fine dining. When it's time to dine,… more…

Budgeting

A vacation in the Mexican Caribbean is a priceless experience. Wise… more…

Tipping

Although the Mexican Caribbean hosts a booming tourism… more…

History

Even though early civilizations flourished in the… more…

Activities

You can be as active as you like when visiting the Yucatan Peninsula on… more…

Snorkeling

The Caribbean coast of the Yucatan Peninsula is a great destination for… more…

Diving

While vacationing in the Yucatan Peninsula, guests are sure to notice… more…

Fishing

When vacationing in the Yucatan Peninsula,… more…

Nightlife

While Cancun certainly shines during… more…

Shopping

Because there are several different… more…

Attractions

There is no doubt that the Yucatan is known for its parties and and resorts. However, in a close second is the historic Maya ruins that have… more…

Landmarks

Not just a modern party destination, the Yucatan Peninsula is one of… more…

Beaches

World renown as a spring break hotspot, the Yucatan Peninsula is a prime… more…

Natural Attractions

Transportation

The Yucatan Peninsula, which is a section of land in southeast Mexico… more…

Air Travel

Covering such a wide range of area, tourists considering flights to the… more…

Ferries

Vacationers staying in the Yucatan will find ferries and boats to be an… more…

Rental Cars

With such a wide amount of area to cover… more…

Sailing & Boating

Although it is far from the most popular… more…

Taxis

Most seasoned tourists would agree that… more…

Weather

Cancún, Cozumel, and the rest of the Mexican Caribbean have the sun's attention year-round. The region's annual temperature averages a comfortable 80 degrees Fahrenheit (27 degrees Celsius), dipping from time to time as low as 65 degrees Fahrenheit (19 degrees Celsius) in January. In May, the mercury can rise to 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius), though ocean breezes cool the region. In the Yucatan, however,… more…

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