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Marcelo Chic fashion forecast calls for a...

Marcelo Chic's first full fashion collection, Bright Future, is glamorous and light-hearted, evoking our continued emergence from darkness. Strong colors and dramatic silhouettes marked Marcelo López's...

The smart traveler’s guide to flying to...

Pristine beaches, ancient ruins, charming colonial towns, and luxury resorts, Mexico does have it all.

Poxilá is the most impressive Mayan ruin...

As anyone who follows this column knows, the breadth and depth of Maya ruins in Yucatán state alone is simply too much for any...

Is Playa del Carmen finally starting to...

Back in the mid 1990s, Playa del Carmen was mostly known as the place one took the ferry to Cozumel, which by then was already established as a popular spot for domestic and international tourists.

It’s impossible to keep up with all...

It seems to me lately that I can't eat fast enough to keep up with all the new restaurants in Mérida. Here are four...

6 Great & Efficient Ways To Quickly...

It’s not always meeting new people. Unfortunately, because many people’s lives are spent mostly indoors nowadays (due mainly to the fact that remote work...

Beyond Cozumel’s beaches are fascinating Mayan ruins...

During the late post-classic San Gervasio grew to be one of the Maya’s most important ceremonial centers in the Costa Oriental Region.

Rural Yucatán fights back against GMO seeds

As genetically modified crops become more prevalent in Yucatán’s fields and shops, there is a growing concern that traditional heirloom species may be lost forever. 

Salvador Alvarado’s Cathedral of Sports looks good...

Mérida’s Salvador Alvarado sports complex is known affectionately to locals as “the cathedral of sports.”

An amazing secret west of Mérida: the...

Ya'axtal Park in Mérida, Yucatán is one place people regularly pass by. But few have any idea of the archaeological wonders it hides within.

Returning to being parrots at Proyecto Santa...

Near Telchac Puerto, about an hour from Yucatán’s capital, an important project is being conducted to protect native parrots and return them to the...

Where to have Thanksgiving dinner in Yucatán...

American Thanksgiving is more expensive, but still a good value for money, in Mérida.

Yucatán with kids: How to spend 6...

My family was recently here for six fun-filled days — with a 4-year-old. Fresh from the excitement, here are my recommendations for anyone preparing to...

2022 Showcase of Homes unlocks the doors...

The 12th edition of Fundación BAI’s Showcase of Homes will be more spectacular than ever.  Yucatán Magazine, among the event’s sponsors, got a peak at...

Chen Hó, one of Mérida’s oldest Maya...

Chen Hó is one of Mérida’s most frequented archaeological sites and is often described as the city’s first suburb. 

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The Yucatan Symphony Orchestra struggles to pay its musicians

Since 2021, the Yucatán state government has reneged on an agreement to cover the symphony orchestra’s payroll.  This only compounds its fight for survival under...

For Yucatán’s public transit, the biggest overhaul in 25 years

More routes and improved comfort and payment systems are part of Yucatán's mass transit plans following the purchase of 350 new buses. In what's being...

Monte Alban, lofty stronghold of the mighty Zapotec

Established by the Zapotec civilization in the 5th century B.C.E. Monte Alban flourished for 1,500 years until its eventual collapse.

Teaching Data Science Through Art 

Data science and art may seem like an unlikely pair, but they have a lot in common. Both disciplines require creativity, imagination, and an...

Healing others with time-honored practices, music, and ‘sacred medicines’

After a difficult past, Nayeli found healing and inspiration through indigenous practices.  Originally from Sinaloa, the founder of Tribu Expansión learned the practice after attending...

Love, art, conservation, and the zen of photographing pink flamingos

Claudio Contreras Koob has been obsessed with flamingos since he was 4 years old. “I am from Mexico City, but we have family here in...

3 Things You Shouldn’t Compromise On 

Many people always compromise on what they need. Compromising is giving in to another way of thinking different from what you believe or want....

Volaris adds new routes from Mérida and says there is more to come

During the past couple of years, Voalris has also increased its international routes to destinations in North, Central, and South America. 

So much is going on in this tiny Itzimná kitchen

A little restaurant in Itzimná may not have yet caught your eye, but it caught mine. It is tucked away in a little plaza by...

Off the beaten path, the great city of Chacmultún awaits

Many of Chacmultún’s most imposing structures were built atop hills. While this practice is very common in other regions of Mesoamerica, it is very rare in the extremely flat northern Yucatan.