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On your way to El Cuyo or Las Coloradas? You can’t...

Though the town is very small, it makes for a worthwhile stop on the way to El Cuyo, the ruins of Kulubá, or Las Coloradas.

The Mystery of Mérida’s Ciudad Maya

Until the early 1980s, the Mayan-themed restaurant and nightclub Ciudad Maya was one of the hottest spots in Mérida.

The best place to experience the autumn equinox is at Dzibilchaltún

The autumn equinox is here, and there's no better place to witness it than Dzibilchaltún.

Kulubá, the grand Maya capital of Yucatán’s east

With strong ties to some of the Peninsula’s most powerful city-states, Kulubá is believed to have ruled northeastern Yucatán with an iron fist.

Why Xcoch is the Puuc Maya’s diamond in the rough

Exploring the rarely visited Mayan city of Xoch in the Puuc Valley.

Acatitlán: The Mexica-Aztec city of the mighty war god

The exquisitely preserved ruins of the ancient city of Acatitlán are just a short drive from Mexico City. 

New comic book chronicles the fall of the Aztec Empire

A new line of comics titled "Aztec Empire” brings to the page in stunning color an account of the fall of this great civilization.

How to avoid scams, hazards and getting kicked out at Chichén...

Avoid scammers and crowds at Chichén Itzá with our 10 essential tips.

The ancient Mayan ‘rainbow city’ of Ch’el still guards its secrets

View of group E, taken from the top of Sinunchen / Ch’el’s pyramid. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht / Yucatán Magazine

Ancient San Miguelito is Cancún’s unknown Mayan wonder

Tucked between five-star resorts along Cancún’s hotel zone sits the remains of the prehispanic settlement of San Miguelito.

The grand city of Cholula and its sacred pyramid — the...

Nestled in the central Mexican highlands and surrounded by Mexico's most iconic volcanic chain lay the ancient city of Cholula. 

Tlatelolco: A story of violence, sacrifice, and the birth of modern...

Tlatelolco is fairly unique among archaeological sites in Mexico, as both its ancient and contemporary histories evoke intense feelings.

INAH pays protesters, plans to reopen Dzibilchaltún after yearlong conflict

The archaeological site of Dzibilchaltún is set to reopen, this time for good.

Locals of Granada Maxcanú seek the return of ancient Maya relic

Though the Hacienda Maxcanú is quite interesting in itself, its most intriguing feature well pre-dates the 19th century. 

The imposing Toltec capital of Tula and its mighty stone warriors

Better known as Tula, Tollan-Xicocotitlan was the capital city of the Toltec state in the post-classic period. 

Built by the Chichimeca and conquered by the Aztecs, Tenayuca has...

Tenayuca was a major regional power during the post-classic period and exhibits an architectural style heavily reminiscent of Teotihuacán.

Mayan ‘Frieze of Pleasures’ to be restored to its colorful grandeur

Art restorers at Mexico’s national museum of history and anthropology in Mexico City are working on one of Mesoamerica's most impressive stucco friezes.

INAH working to reopen the archaeological sites that are still closed

After over two years of closing due to the pandemic, a handful of archaeological sites in Yucatán remain off limits. The most notable of these...

Xochicalco, the grand yet often overlooked heir of Teotihuacán

Given its great size and location near the Colonial city of Cuernavaca, Xochicalco has long held a fascination for lovers and antiquity, and unlike many other great Mesoamerican cities was never truly "lost".

Excavations in Palenque uncover new archaeological treasure

Archaeologists working in the ancient Maya city of Palenque in Chiapas have uncovered several fascinating finds.

The beauty of Xcalumkín, a lonely Maya city in the hills

Xcalumkín attracts very few visitors, making it a perfect spot to explore and photograph ancient ruins at one's own pace and without worrying about people swerving into your shots. 

INAH introduces a ‘new’ Mayan archaeological site to the world

The archaeological site of Xiol will officially open to the public at the end of 2022, according to INAH.

Kankí, the Maya city where the stone eyes of ancient gods...

Kankí may be only 10 miles or so from the Mérida-Campeche highway, but feels a world away.

Tour Yucatán: Join us for 5 exciting days full of natural...

We have decided that the time is right to launch our very first Yucatán Magazine tour.