Yucatán, Mexico’s safest state and an area of unparalleled beauty, is just a three-hour flight from New York
The people of the Yucatán
Although societies in the Yucatán’s larger cities are part of globalized world culture, the Maya still hold on to a great number of their original folkways, as can be seen in their language; at-home customs like sleeping in hammocks and their unique cuisine; their down-to-earth gentility and their open, honest smiles.
The Yucatán’s world-famous pre-Columbian heritage is the only thing that can claim to overshadow the region’s rich Colonial and turn-of-the-twentieth century architecture.
The Yucatán environment
The Yucatán’s ecological reserves—some of which have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites—are home to unique, only-in-the-Yucatán birds and wildlife as well as numerous exotic species. Breathtaking regional ecosystems include beaches and reefs, mangrove forests and estuaries, jungles and lagoons.
The Yucatán stands out as one of the world’s top spots for water sports: boaters love the unparalleled speed of its coastal winds; and divers shouldn’t miss the chance to explore its coral reefs—one is the second largest in the world…
Even in towns and cities, the Yucatán’s crime statistics are well below those of the world’s largest cities.
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