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Yucatan

The State of Yucatán is the name of one of the 31 states of Mexico located in the north of the Yucatan Peninsula. It borders the states of Campeche to the south west, Quintana Roo to the east and southeast, and the Gulf of YucatanMexico to the north and west. Often Yucatan the state gets confused with the Yucatan Peninsula. The Yucatan Peninsula or just Yucatan refers to the three states on the peninsula: Yucatan, Campeche, and Quintana Roo; all three modern states were formerly part of the larger historic state of Yucatán in the 19th century. Yucatan is packed with history, it lies in the heart of the once mayan civilization. Despite modern advances Yucatan still demonstrates a unique culture from the rest of Mexico, including its own style of food, rooted from local Mayan culture. The state of Yucatan offers many areas of interest to visitors, including famous maya archaeological sites such as Chichen Itza and Uxmal to sandy beach towns, colonial cities and natural reserves.....
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Cities in the mexican state of Yucatan

Cities in Yucatan

Merida, the capital city of the state of Yucatan, is located in the heart of Yucatan and the oldest city in the Americas, founded in 1542 by the Spaniards on top of a Mayan city called T'ho. Mérida is nicknamed "The White City". Another small city is Valladolid. Valladolid is in the inland eastern part of the state...
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Attractions in Yucatan

Yucatan Chichen Itza
Yucatan has several archialogical attractions such as Chichen Itza which has been declared a World Heritage Site and is a very popular tourist destination. Considered at one time to be the most important city in the Yucatan. Visit Uxmal considered more elegant than Chichen Itza. Uxmal reflects late 7th to 9th century renaissance...
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Restaurants & Nightlife in Yucatan

Yucatan Food
Yucatecan food has its own unique style, different from the rest of Mexico in many ways. It includes influences from the Mayan culture, and Caribbean, Mexican and European, and Middle Eastern cultures, Yucatan also has a vibrant nightlife...
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Yucatan Lodging

Yucatan Hotels
Most hotels in the state of Yucatan Mexico concentrate in Merida, Yucatan's largest city. Yucatan Hotel rates are very affordable. Some of the hotels are restored colonial buildings with all the amenities, there are also several vacation rentals...
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