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Yucatan At Home

Teaching Data Science Through Art 

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

2022 Showcase of Homes unlocks the doors to private...

The 12th edition of Fundación BAI’s Showcase of Homes...

Casa Maca contrasts Yucatán chukum and Mexican pink

Newly renovated Casa Maca is best described as modern...

Deborah LaChapelle masters the art of conjuring cloud-like hues...

After two decades in Mérida, her homes are among the most distinctive around. They are richly styled, embrace available materials and connect to their surroundings.

MID House gives ‘hole in the wall’ a whole...

Arijua, which opened shop this year as an architecture...

Features

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Exploring Mesoamerica's ancient past

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.

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.

Poxilá is the most impressive Mayan ruin that you’re not allowed to see

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

FEATURES

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...

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.

Marcelo Chic fashion forecast calls for a ‘Bright Future’

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 the Yucatán Peninsula

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

LATEST HEADLINES

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...

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. 

Group wedding at state fair makes love official for 513 couples

A mass wedding at the Yucatán state fair formalized the union of 513 couples. Lovebirds from 81 municipalities got married for free at Xmatkuil...

Work on new Progreso overpass begins in March

A 1.4-mile-long overpass will connect Progreso's industrial port with the highway leading to Mérida, Yucatán's governor promised. Now dubbed Liberamiento Progreso to suggest the...

Rule-breaker who climbed Chichén Itzá pyramid fined US$250

The woman berated by fellow tourists and detained by authorities for illegally climbing Chichén Itzá’s Kukulkán pyramid is reported to have paid a fine...

Tourists boo rule-breaker who climbed Chichén Itzá’s famous Kukulkán pyramid

When a woman illegally climbed Chichén Itzá’s famous Kukulkán pyramid over the weekend, other tourists showed their displeasure. The tourist had been yelling obscenities near...

AT HOME

Deborah LaChapelle masters the art of conjuring cloud-like hues that look ready to float away  

After two decades in Mérida, her homes are among the most distinctive around. They are richly styled, embrace available materials and connect to their surroundings.

An unbelievable oasis awaits in the heart of bustling Centro Histórico

Get away from it all just two blocks from Mérida’s main square.  But you need a real casona — a grand home in the city...

Jaw-dropping extravagance at every turn in this private Itzimná sanctuary

A rare, artisanal retreat beckons on a quiet street in Mérida.

Casa Quadro: A chef’s kitchen inside, and Mérida’s top restaurants around the corner

This turnkey modern house in Mérida's popular Santa Ana neighborhood has everything covered

On the Market

Jaw-dropping extravagance at every turn in this private Itzimná sanctuary

A rare, artisanal retreat beckons on a quiet street in Mérida.

Casa Alta Blanca: Easy, peaceful beach living

When John Bradshaw and Alan DiCamillo, two Centro residents from the U.S., built their Telchac house, they chose a lot three rows in from...

Casa del Águila: Just the right location for $150,000

This centuries-old colonial in Santiago is just waiting for you to complete its makeover. Located between Santiago and Santa Lucia parks on a non-bus...

Dazzling 1-story dream home in Bosques de San Jose

A spacious and dazzling one-story residence is on the market in Bosques de San José, in Cholul. Its design combines modernity, sophistication and luxury...

An unbelievable oasis awaits in the heart of bustling Centro Histórico

Get away from it all just two blocks from Mérida’s main square.  But you need a real casona — a grand home in the city...