The Yucatan Peninsula
Until the mid 20th century, most of the Peninsula's trade with the rest of
The Yucatán is home to several famous Mayan archaeological zones. The best known and most widely visited by visitors is Chichén Itzá, the site of the Kukulcan Pyramid, the Maya Observatory and the Sacred Cenote. A contrasting cultural style, more ornamental, can be observed at Mayan sites along the Ruta Puuc. The most famous Mayan sites in Quintana Roo are located at Coba and Tulum.
Equinox: This is the period when the sun is directly above the equator, usually March 20 & Sept. 23 of each year. Mayans are very dependant on astronomy as reflected in their art and temples. At
‘Cenotes of the Yucatán’ are complexes of sink holes and caves in the Karst geological landscape of the Yucatan. Some cenotes contain spectacular cave formations, while others are important archeological sites and several were considered sacred by the Mayans. A few are open to the public for swimming and diving and are well worth the trip if you get the chance to go. Cenote Dzitnup is a goodie...