Henequen, the Mayan’s Green Gold

Henequen, the Mayan’s Green Gold

There is an old Mayan leyendo that narrates the story of the god Zamná, who during a stormy night bumped into an henequen plant. The plant’s sharp leaves left a deep wound on the god’s leg. Zamna’s followers were enraged and lashed out against the plant, they cut its leaves ...

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Las Coloradas and Ría Lagartos, a different day

Las Coloradas and Ría Lagartos, a different day

One of the Yucatan Peninsula’s most underrated attractions awaits for you in the biosphere reserve of Rio Lagartos: the lagoons of Las Coloradas and Ría Lagartos. Located in the Northern shore of the peninsula, north of Valladolid, this site is reachable from Mérida,...

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Xtabentún a Mayan Legend Turned Liquor

Xtabentún a Mayan Legend Turned Liquor

The legend tells us that this unique liquor originates from the love and kindness of a Mayan woman’s heart and the labor of the melipona bees (Mayan bees). A sweet, seductive drink with a flavor comparable to anise with a touch of honey, Xtabentún is the ultimate Mayan beverage and can ...

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The Great Museum of the Mayan World

The Great Museum of the Mayan World

The world did not end on December 21st, 2012 like many said it would; the end of the Mayan calendar did not bring the apocalypse, instead it was the opening day of the Great Museum of the Mayan World of Merida. A museum dedicated to the history of the Mayans, from their first settlements and great...

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Yucatan haciendas, legacy of green gold splendor time

Yucatan haciendas, legacy of green gold splendor time

Stately homes, comfortable rooms, large gardens, creative pools and an exclusive splendor of the great landowners of yesteryear that you can enjoy today just by staying or visiting them. Towards the second half of the nineteenth century, relatives of prominent gentlemen, who at the time of the...

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