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yucatan peninsula

yucatan peninsula mexico

The Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico's south eastern corner juts out between the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean.

Its incredible Maya ruins, white sand beaches, colonial history and biodiversity make it a fabulous holiday destination.  Ranging from the  beaches on the coast along the Mayan Riviera (see all places to stay on Mayan Riviera) to the magnificent archaeological sites in central Yucatan, including Chichén Itzá (pictured above) and Uxmal.

For easiest access to Chichén Itzá, we recommend staying just yards away at Hacienda Chichén.  You can enjoy a refreshing dip in the pool after exploring the ruins or treat yourself to a restorative spa treatment.  For Merida, Uxmal and Kabah, we recommend Hacienda Merida with it's lovely courtyard garden and inviting swimming pool dotted with sunloungers.

Why not make your holiday to Mexico a wonderful combination of a luxury beach resort on the Mayan Riviera and some delightful rural haciendas for best access to the Maya riuns and the magical interior of the Yucatan Peninsula.

For outline information about the ancient monuments, please see Maya ruins.

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Weather and seasons

The Yucatán Peninsula is hot and humid. The best time to visit is typically during the drier, slightly milder months between November and April. The ‘rainy’ season begins in the south around June and runs until November. Although it can be hotter and more humid at this time of year, usually it only rains for a couple of hours before the weather clears. The wettest months tend to be September and October. The Caribbean coast can be affected by the hurricane season, which officially is from June to November.

hacienda chichen

hacienda chichen


yucatan peninsula, mexico    room per night from ¬£90

Hacienda Chichen, dating back as early as 1523, is among the oldest colonial buildings in Mexico, and is now an eco-spa resort surrounded by acres of subtropical forest that is home to over 150 species of birds. An ideal base for exploring Chichťn ItzŠ.

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hacienda merida

hacienda merida


yucatan peninsula, mexico    room per night from ¬£90

Hacienda Merida is a lovely historic property dating back to 1840 that's been converted in to a charming boutique hideaway in the heart of Merida.

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