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Wednesday, September 22, 2021
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As was the case during the last spring equinox, Chichén Itzá closed for three days as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19.
This week marks the beginning of Yucatán's rabies vaccination program for cats and dogs
Mérida’s bars and cantinas will be allowed to operate once again, but only at 50% capacity....
We think that the serenades are learning the necessary measurements very quickly to be able to open this show,” says Mérida's director of Culture.
Chicanná gets its name from its most famous building, the House of the Serpent Mouth.
A road curfew that kept non-emergency vehicles off the road after 11 p.m. will end Monday, Oct....
A "World Wide Rally for Freedom" was held on the Paseo de Montejo to protest pandemic-related...
Guns N' Roses won't be in Mérida in 2021 after all. Los...
Yucatán is easing its pandemic curfew, allowing drivers on the road at...
Mexico's health undersecretary has declared the country's coronavirus crisis on the wane,...
There is an important limitation since the only vaccine authorized for emergency use in children under 18 is Pfizer’s.
18% of the total bird population in Yucatán is in danger of extinction as a result of habitat loss, the introduction of invasive and predatory species, overfishing, and the climate crisis.
The piece is engraved with a hieroglyphic text, whose type dates from the end of the Early Classic to the Late Classic period (600 and 800 A.D.), attributed to the Oxkintok area.
For trees to grow healthy and not pose a danger to properties or citizens, one must consider Mérida’s infrastructure.
Because of Becán’s longevity, in its history, we can see evidence of a microcosm of Mayan chronology packed into a single site.
The new sculpture will be named Tlali, which means Earth in Nahuatl, and it will be created by sculptor Pedro Reyes. 

House permits for foreigners — How to buy a house in México

Any foreigner can obtain direct ownership of a property in the interior of the country, they just need a permit from the Foreigner Affair's Office. However, under Mexican law, foreigners cannot directly own property within the restricted zone.

The small but beautiful ancient city of Chicanná

Chicanná gets its name from its most famous building, the House of the Serpent Mouth.

Cholul — The small pueblo named after water wood in Northern Mérida

Although it has largely grown in popularity for newcomers, Cholul still retains its town designation as well as most of its traditions and customs.

On the market

Browse Yucatán's most beautiful homes and the properties with the most potential.

Cholul — The small pueblo named after water wood in Northern Mérida

Although it has largely grown in popularity for newcomers, Cholul still retains its town designation as well as most of its traditions and customs.

Casa Limonero — This classic Mérida home is now a modernized short-term rental in Santiago

“Casa Limonero just has such an authentic Mérida feeling,” says Trevor. “It’s modern enough to feel new and welcoming, but colonial enough to make you feel like you’re in Yucatán.”

Here’s how to plant a tree in Mérida

For trees to grow healthy and not pose a danger to properties or citizens, one must consider Mérida’s infrastructure.

The long terrain of Casa 75 is now a corridor of native gardens

The garden in Casa 75, owned by American lifelong friends Pat and Rose, extends through the long terrain where the house is set.

Jardín Baldío: Yucatán is growing wonderful food. Here’s where to enjoy it.

Jardín Baldío is a curated gastronomic experience featuring guest chefs, unique musical selections, and an ambiance that suits the theme of each event. 

The best breakfasts in Yucatán

Breakfast time in Yucatán is full of delicious options, from the spicy to the sweet and savory.

How to make Chiles en Nogada, Mexico’s most patriotic dish (includes video)

Get ready for Mexican independence day by preparing delicious Chiles en Nogada with a little help from our video tutorial.

Mayapán’s agave spirits are delicious — just don’t call them tequila

Distilleries in Yucatán are not allowed to designate their blue agave beverage tequila, but in reality, it is tequila in all but name.

The top 9 botanas served for ‘free’ in Yucatán cantinas

Unlike bars, which are all about alcohol, the quality of a Yucatecan cantina is measured by how generous they are with their botanas.

The amazing birds of Yucatán

The Yucatan peninsula is home to some of Mexico’s most beautiful and exuberants birds, 565 of them to be exact.

Yucatán’s amazing animals, from the solitary jaguar to the misunderstood opossum

Though the exact number of animal species on the Yucatán Peninsula is hard to nail down, even conservative estimates place the number in the thousands.

Amazing birds of Yucatán, from the adorable to the thieves

Here is the fifth installment of our field guide to the region's feathered friends.

Enjoying Yucatecan foods in a Whole30 diet

A "Chopped" champion chef adapted the best of Yucatán's flavors to the growing Whole 30 diet.

Sleep is better in a hammock, scientific study confirms

Mayan people have traditionally preferred to hang hammocks rather than make beds. Swiss researchers have found this preference to be justified.

Mamey on the menu: All about Yucatán’s healthy fruit

For access to a fruit that's delicious and full of healthy properties, you're in the right place. Yucatán happens to be the country's largest producer of mamey.

5 healthy reasons to drink tequila

A magazine that promotes healthy lifestyles reports that tequila shots can be part of that regimen.

The Environment

Dolphin found beached on the shore of San Crisanto

Video of the rescue was captured by one of the fishermen who can be heard speaking to the dolphin and reassuring it with gentle gestures..

Beach erosion now creeping in on 100% of Yucatán beach homes

"We need a new set of standards to address the problem, as honestly efforts so far have not only been unsuccessful but have actually made the problem worse," said Pedro Castro Borges, of the CInsvestav research institute.

New measures needed to protect Yucatán’s beaches from pollution

Worrying levels of pollution have been detected at four of Yucatán's beaches.

Rare baby Lora turtles seen in Yucatán for the first time

Ecologists hope to learn more about this species, as well as what brought it to Yucatán in the first place.

Pemex downplays ‘eye of fire’ in the Gulf of Mexico

The accident is said to have been caused by a faulty duct that released and ignited highly combustible gas in the Gulf.

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New Xcaret theme park to open in Yucatán by December

Xibalba park will feature a circuit of eight cenotes connected by an artificial flowing river.

Tourist held after she illegally climbs Chichén Itzá pyramid

Kukulkán Pyramid, before regulations prohibited tourists from climbing the famous structure....

The skyrocketing value of colonial homes in downtown Mérida

During the last decade, the value of colonial homes in Mérida's historic center has risen by as much as 300%.

Comalcalco, the oddball of the Maya world

Archaeology Monday provides historical background, photos and practical information about these ancient marvels and how to get out and enjoy them for yourself. This week we travel far afield to western Tabasco to explore the unique ancient city of Comalcalco.

Should Yucatán develop its very own Cancún-like hotel zone?

Tourism developers suggest developing a three-mile-long hotel zone along Yucatán's coast.

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Exploring Mexico's ancient past

The grand ancient city of Becán — a microcosm of Maya history

Because of Becán’s longevity, in its history, we can see evidence of a microcosm of Mayan chronology packed into a single site.

The small but beautiful ancient city of Chicanná

Chicanná gets its name from its most famous building, the House of the Serpent Mouth.

The (almost) forgotten city of El Tabasqueño

Because El Tabasqueño is located in a fairly remote area that is jam-packed with archaeological sites, it is visited by only the most adamant lovers of Mayan archaeology.