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6 well-loved places that tourists overlook

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From the Secretary of Tourism, here are six places that Yucatecans treasure, but don’t get a lot of attention from visitors. And with each listing is an Instagram account that you should be following.

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1. San Felipe Beach

Near the picturesque village of San Felipe, with beautiful wooden houses, which sand and its peaceful and tranquil environment, San Felipe is one of the most beautiful beaches of the Yucatán Peninsula. It is rarely visited, which we suppose is why it can boast a peaceful and tranquil environment.

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2. Cenote Nah Yah

It is true, in Yucatán there are thousands of cenotes, mostly unexplored and all with their own beauty and special characteristics. However, there are some that stand out. One of these Cenotes Nah Yah, in the extraordinary town of Telchaquillo, says a blogger at SEFOTUR’s website.

3. Tekax Grottoes

If you think underground adventures begin and end in Calcehtok, you’re wrong, says SEFOTUR. Tekax’s natural wonders offer you a unique experience, and are very near the town of the same name.

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4. Mayapan

They say that Mayapan is a small copy of Chichén Itzá. Actually, even if there is a clear influence of the Itzá, this amazing archeological site is much more. Want to enjoy an ancient Mayan city and feel like the first explorers? Then the “Flag of the Maya” is for you, says SEFOTUR.

Although it is very close to the Yucatecan capital, in the municipality of Tecoh, about 40 kilometers from the city of Mérida, most tourists choose to visit more famous archaeological sites, such as Uxmal and Ek Balam (which are also amazing places, the blogger is quick to add).

5. Cenote Noh Mozon

“I could not miss this, one of the most beautiful cenotes in the Yucatan,” says the blogger. Noh Mozon, like Nah Yah, is located in Telchaquillo. The local kids will be happy to guide you (do not forget to give them a small tip).

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6. Grottoes Calcehtok

Are you adventurous? If you like challenges and a connection with nature, this underground experience is for you. Very close to the ancient Mayan city of Uxmal are the Calcehtok caves. Go deeper and deeper to travel through passageways, tunnels and impressive vaults for an experience you will always remember.

Source: SEFOTUR blog

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