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The best breakfasts in Yucatán

Breakfast time in Yucatán is full of delicious options, from the spicy to the sweet and savory.

How to make Chiles en Nogada, Mexico’s most patriotic dish (includes...

Get ready for Mexican independence day by preparing delicious Chiles en Nogada with a little help from our video tutorial.

Mayapán’s agave spirits are delicious — just don’t call them tequila

Distilleries in Yucatán are not allowed to designate their blue agave beverage tequila, but in reality, it is tequila in all but name.

The top 9 botanas served for ‘free’ in Yucatán cantinas

Unlike bars, which are all about alcohol, the quality of a Yucatecan cantina is measured by how generous they are with their botanas.

Looking to buy ceramics? Look no further than Ticul

When entering the town on the road from the nearby town of Muna, you will notice a string of several shops ceiling ceramic crafts, plates, ornaments, and pots. 

Visitors and locals turn out at show to support traditional musicians

Funds were collected via 100 peso donations accepted during a video mapping show and theatrical performance held in front of downtown’s Casa de Montejo.

We ate all this pastry to write the ultimate guide to...

People in Yucatán — and across Mexico for that matter — love pan dulce. You would be hard-pressed to find someone in Yucatán who does not enjoy starting its day off with a nice fresh concha or hojaldra, at least once in a while.

Chicago girl wears traditional terno and Yucatán falls in love

Young Taylor being photographed in Izamal by local photographer Julio Leal Ortiz. Photo: Courtesy A 5-year-old girl from...

Film crew from China documents the secrets of traditional Yucatecan cuisine

A Chinese production team spent a week in Tekax capturing the experience of the Chab family. Photo: Courtesy

Santos Inocentes: Don’t believe anything for 24 hours

On Dec. 28, if your mother tells you she loves you, check it out. The journalist's maxim is especially true today....

Guadalupe sanctuary in Merida will be quiet on the Day of...

The Santuario de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe attracts the faithful on the Day of the Virgin in 2018. Photo: Facebook

Church guilds in Yucatan continue centuries-old traditions

The faithful prepare feasts for their patron saint in Dzoncahuich, Yucatan. Photo: EFE / Cuauhtemoc Moreno Hundreds of...

Here are Mexico’s 5 best cities for Carnaval

The editors at Mexico Destinos place Merida's Carnaval among the best in Mexico.

The art of papel picado is steeped in Mexican tradition

Whether mass-produced or handmade, those colorful rows of perforated paper, or papel picado, represent a Mexican folk-art tradition that has endured since pre-Hispanic times.

Crosses appear at construction sites for El Día de la Santa...

The workers place it there themselves, a tradition they have followed for years, believing it brings blessings that protect them.

Oranges galore at 33rd Oxkutzcab festival

La Feria de la Naranja kicked off last night with the coronation of their Orange Queen, as well as fireworks and stilt walkers.

Ánimas procession attracts an estimated 57,000 people

Organizers of this  year's Paseo de las Ánimas estimate about 57,000 people took to the streets, in a highlight of the city's Day of the Dead festivities.

Parade, performances and altars at the Plaza Grande

Actors, students and altars come together Saturday at the Plaza Grande.

Families add color to grave markers at city cemeteries

As the Day of the Dead approaches, cemeteries in Merida come alive.

Family of traditional candy-makers opens shop in Centro

After four generations, a family of candy-makers has its first store in the Centro Histórico.

Pepe Aguilar to serenade Mérida for Independence Day

Grammy-winning ranchera singer Pepe Aguilar will join the public in celebrating Mexico’s Independence Day on the Plaza Grande this year.