Exploring Yucatán with the Mayan Train

The Gateway to the Maya World

Yucatán state, part of the mesmerizing Mayan Train Route, is renowned for its rich cultural heritage, attracting visitors from around the world with its deep-rooted traditions, exquisite cuisine, and unique landscapes.

With an unparalleled history, culture, and natural beauty, Yucatán boasts a variety of tourist attractions, including breathtaking natural cenotes, Mayan ruins, and historic temples.

With over 3,000 cenotes dotting the Yucatán Peninsula, these crystal-clear freshwater sinkholes are among the region’s most prominent natural wonders.

Typical Costume of Yucatan on the Mayan Train Route

Yucatán emerges as an irresistible tourist destination offering a wide array of activities and attractions for all preferences, from its rich history and culture to its lush natural beauty and mouthwatering cuisine. Prominent archaeological sites like Chichén Itzá bear witness to the state’s vibrant history and the rich Maya culture.

Mérida, the capital of Yucatán, serves as a cultural epicenter and a gateway to exploring all the wonders the region has to offer.

Chichen Itzá on the Mayan Train Route

What is the history of the state of Yucatán?

The history of Yucatán is very rich and diverse, dating back thousands of years before the arrival of Europeans to the Americas. The region was inhabited by various indigenous groups, with the Maya culture being the most well-known and prominent.

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Between 77°F and 95°F

Foundation

1823

Where is the State of Yucatán located?

The State of Yucatán is located in the Yucatán Peninsula, in the southeastern region of Mexico. It borders the Gulf of Mexico to the north, the state of Quintana Roo to the east, the state of Campeche to the west, and the point known as Put (is the geographical site trijunction point in Mexico)to the south.

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The State of Yucatán on the Tren Maya Route

Valladolid Yucatán on the Mayan Train
Sisal Yucatán
Izamal Yucatán on the Mayan Train route
Yucatan Crafts
Mayan Ball Game
Puerto Progreso Yucatan on the Mayan Train

What are the Festivities of the State of Yucatán?

Yucatán is a state with a rich culture and traditions, so there are a great number of festivities and celebrations throughout the year. Some of the most important festivities include:

Carnival of Mérida Yucatán on the Mayan Train

Carnival of Mérida

One of the largest and most popular festivities in Yucatán. It is celebrated in the days leading up to Ash Wednesday, with parades, music, and dancing through the streets of the city.

Xmatkuil Fair on the Mayan Train

Xmatkuil Fair

It is celebrated in November in the municipality of Kanasín, just outside Mérida. It is one of the largest and most popular fairs in the region, featuring attractions, amusement rides, live performances, food, and beverages.

Maya Culture Festival on the Mayan Train Route

Maya Culture Festival

This festival is celebrated every year in October in the city of Mérida. It is a celebration of Maya culture and features exhibitions, conferences, music, dance, and traditional food.

What to do in the state of Yucatán?

There are many things to do in the state of Yucatán, from exploring Mayan archaeological sites to relaxing on the beautiful beaches of the Caribbean coast. Some popular activities to do in Yucatán include:

Swim in Cenotes in Yucat´án with the Mayan Train

Swim in Cenotes

Enjoy nature in Yucatán with the Mayan Train

Enjoy nature

relax on the beach

Relax on the beach

Explore the Sian Ka'an Reserve in Yucatan with the Mayan Train

Explore the Sian Ka’an Reserve

Explore Colonial Cities

Explore Colonial Cities

Visit the Rio Lagartos Reserve in Yucatan on the Mayan Train

Visit the Rio Lagartos Reserve

Outstanding Activities of Yucatán

The state of Yucatán offers a wide variety of activities for all tastes and ages, some of the most prominent ones are:

Stunning Beaches Along the Mayan Train Route

Yucatan is known for its beautiful beaches and its Caribbean coast. Here are some popular beaches in the Yucatan region:

Celestun Beach

Celestún

Chuburna Beach

Chuburná

Puerto Progreso Beach

Progreso

Archaeological Sites Across Yucatán State

The state of Yucatán has a rich pre-Hispanic history and is home to a great number of Mayan archaeological sites, some of the most important archaeological sites in Yucatán are:

What are the train stations of the Mayan Train in Yucatán?

Yucatan has 4 Mayan Train Stations

What are the train Stops of the Maya Train in Yucatán?

Yucatán has 3 stops along the Tren Maya

Maxcanú

Tixkokob

Umán

What tours are available in the state of Yucatán?

Some travel agencies in the state of Yucatán are:

Hummingbird Travel Yucatan
Colibrí Travel Yucatán

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Catherwood Travels in Yucatan
Catherwood Travels

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Where to stay in the state of Yucatán?

Some hotels in the state of Yucatán are:

Where to eat in the state of Yucatán?

Some restaurants in the state of Yucatán are:

Discover the Other States along the Mayan Train route

Chetumal Quintana Roo

Quintana Roo

Ciudad de Campeche

Campeche

Chiapas en la Ruta del Tren Maya

Chiapas

Ciudad de Tabasco

Tabasco

Celestun beach in Yucatan

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