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Arguments between tour guides at Chichén Itzá have on rare occasions even resulted in fights and...
The volcano which stood less than one mile from Joya de Cerén, sent huge amounts of debris flying through the air. It ultimately buried the village under four to eight meters (13 to 26 feet) of ash and rock. 
Residents make use of a hand-washing station installed in the Centro. Photo: Artur Widak / NurPhoto...
Booster shots for Mérida residents in their 40s and 50s arrived Friday. Photo: Courtesy
Mariachis in Mexico and around the world celebrate International Mariachi Day observed every Jan 21. 
Mexico's Marines will be taking control of seven airports across the country, with  Mérida and Cancún among them. 
Citing an increase in demand, Frontier Airlines has announced a new flight between Houston and Cancún.
Numerous students at Mérida’s Anáuac Mayab University are reportedly active in a “secret” chat group to trade intimate photos of classmates, as well as engage in cyberbullying. 
Modern slab benches detract from an ancient ruin at Izamal, neighbors say. Photo: Courtesy
A bus went up in flames just before 8 this morning in Mérida’s Francisco de Montejo neighborhood.
Yucatán's government has opened a new remote surveillance center to oversee the state's thousands of active security cameras. 
Mexico has seized 198 lots of land in Quintana Roo along phase 5 of the Mayan Train's path.
The Omicron variant of COVID-19 now appears to be the most common form of the virus in Yucatán.
Housing and business developments in Mérida have historically been fairly “close to the ground,” but that seems to be changing.
Over 3,000 new coronavirus infections were reported this week in Yucatán. On Sunday alone, 652 new cases...
The "Angels" exhibit has expanded into the exclusive Yucatán Country Club gallery, on view by appointment....

Joya de Cerén — The Pompeii of the Americas

The volcano which stood less than one mile from Joya de Cerén, sent huge amounts of debris flying through the air. It ultimately buried the village under four to eight meters (13 to 26 feet) of ash and rock. 

What to do if you find baby sea turtles on the beach

Most people realize that it is not a good idea to disturb nesting or baby turtles, but what should we do if one appears to be in peril or distress?

Yucatán’s muralism boom —  an explosion of color, tradition and meaning

Yucatán’s history of muralism famously dates all the way back to the elaborate frescoes of the ancient Maya.

On the market

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

Dazzling 1-story dream home in Bosques de San Jose

This dazzling 2019 home in a...

Casa Alta Blanca: Easy, peaceful beach living

Casa Alta in Telchac Puerta is...

A private paradise at your Yucatán country estate

A private country estate is all...

What my rescue dogs taught me

I thought I knew a lot about dogs until I took in two rescues. I was wrong....

Carlos de la Barrera — international experience and local expertise

Architect Carlos de la Barrera is well known in Mérida for projects that blur the line between interior and exterior and challenge established ways of doing things locally. 

Yucatán at Home hosts its first gathering in style at Casa de las Torres

Yucatán at Home's first issue came out over the summer when throwing parties just wasn't allowed.

A California artist finds a new life, and new fans, in a remote part of Yucatán

Trading Los Angeles for a new life in Yucatán would never be easy. But the payoff has been huge for Monica Petrus, an artist who has become “Monica de Hocabá,” and a bit of a celebrity.

Christmas tree season in Yucatán – Are you team natural or artificial?

As Christmas approaches, so does the opportunity of finding your ideal indoor greenery. When it comes to trees, most people tend to divide into two teams: artificial or living.

Yucatán’s top 8 street junk food favorites

Walking through virtually any city or town in Yucatán a wide range of food vendors can be seen peddling goodies out of push carts, mobile stands, food trucks, and just about every other configuration you can think of.

Stuffed eggplant, the Yucatecan way

When I first came to Yucatan, I was very young and had never tasted eggplant. My mother-in-law had a special recipe and when I tried it, I liked it so well that it became the dish she would always make for me on my birthday.

Yucatán Magazine’s Holiday Dining Guide 2021

This time of year, when the holidays are so close, and everyone...

Expats living in Mexico share Christmas recipes from home

One of the things I love most about living here in Yucatán...

Carlos de la Barrera — international experience and local expertise

Architect Carlos de la Barrera is well known in Mérida for projects that blur the line between interior and exterior and challenge established ways of doing things locally. 

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

Tabasco’s hidden mangrove forest is ‘trapped in time’

The aquatic life of the San Pedro Mártir River in Tabasco...

Sargassum and the Sahara dust phenomenon — are they connected?

A look at where the Saharan Air Layer (SAL) was moving...

Scientists explore reefs in Yucatán to document damage from tourists

Scientists will document the effects of illegal fishing and tourism in the reefs of Alacranes and Bajos del Norte in the Yucatán Peninsula.

A plea to end Mérida’s days of unchecked growth

A new report titled "the costs of urban expansion in Mexico" has found that Mérida's strategy for growth is alarmingly deficient.

Yucatán has lost over half of its jungle

Aside from Mérida, the worst affected municipalities include Tizimín, Tecax, and Tzucacab, all of which are known for ranching and agriculture.

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Tourist held after she illegally climbs Chichén Itzá pyramid

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

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.

The most beautiful Mayan words in the Spanish language

Mayaisms add poetry to everyday conversation

Its port quiet for over a year, Progreso will welcome Carnival Breeze in July

Progreso will be a rare port of call for Carnival in July.

55 years ago an aircraft mysteriously crashed in Yucatán. Now a team of adventurers seeks answers

It is uncertain if the adventurers will be able to make it to the crash site, but claim that the expedition is as much about the journey as the destination.

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Exploring Mesoamerica's ancient past

Exploring Tazumal and Casa Blanca in western El Salvador

Though part of the Mayan world, archaeological sites in El Salvador have largely remained unvisited by all but the most avid adventurers. But this tiny country boasts several interesting sites full of unique features and blends of cultural traditions. 

Joya de Cerén — The Pompeii of the Americas

The volcano which stood less than one mile from Joya de Cerén, sent huge amounts of debris flying through the air. It ultimately buried the village under four to eight meters (13 to 26 feet) of ash and rock. 

Archaeology meets paleontology in Lol-Tún — the enigmatic flower-stone cave

Lol-Tún is a cave and archaeological site located in the municipality of Oxkutzcab, in Yucatán's south.