Catherwood Travels was born inspired by eighteenth-century travelers, explorers, artists, travelers in search of adventure and life experiences. The universe of experiences that we offer and design for travelers opens up opportunities to discover unusual places, establish links with living culture and discover the mysteries of the Mayan world from past and present.Guided, accompanied and inspired by our experts and hosts,
Catherwood experiences sculpt the memory, touch the sensibility, and open ways of perceiving and enjoying life and culture.

The ancient Mayan culture

Echoes of the past, beyond the monuments, sites and "archaeological ruins", discover the vestiges and maps that reveal the passage of time and cultures, that keep stories of life, their existence, and the different ways of understanding the world and the cosmos.

The archaeological routes of Catherwood, are paths of deep understanding, where we can read the messages carved in: stone, in art and architecture, a revelation that we will understand in conversations with expert guides and local Mayas. A mirror to the vibrant past of a majestic civilization.

Living culture

The Mayas, their inhabitants, artisans, farmers, herbalists, and culinarians, are great storytellers are masters of conversation. More than half a million Mayas in the Yucatán peninsula preserve their traditions and a language, that inspires respect and love to their roots.

The Mayas open their doors for us, to transmit us the softness, respect and nature of their culture, which lives today through traditions, festivals, recipes and activities of their daily life.

Adventures and Nature

The Mayan jungle and its majestic trees, the symphony of singing birds or the fresh breeze, are the true hosts of Yucatán. Their colors, sounds and scents. Cenotes, jungle and sea -hold, nurture and guide Mayan life.

  • Jungle explorers.
  • Bird watching.
  • Habitat of flamingos and mangroves.
  • Watersports.


The experience of tasting flavors and textures that we find in local dishes are intertwined with stories. Our travelers, beyond savoring the local gastronomy, explore the culinary tradition of Yucatán. Ancestral recipes of the Mayans that were enriched with a colonial style and international ingredients.

Colonial cities and towns

The cultural diversity that forms the maya identity manifests itself in the integration of the signs of the past. Majestic architecture in villages and towns, with great colonial monuments, monasteries, maya ruins, and haciendas are held between squares, lines and borders of transition and tradition.

  • Mérida.
  • Campeche.
  • Izamal.
  • Valladolid.
  • Maní.
  • Uayma.

Living Haciendas

There are more than 400 Haciendas in Yucatan, more than a hundred have already been restored. The restoration and revitalization of the haciendas and villas has been the inspiration to offer the traveler a space for pause and introspection, a portal to the Mayan culture. The different haciendas and villages of the Mayan route offer diverse architectural, cultural and natural experiences. Their vestiges, gardens and towns invite us to travel back in time and learn about the stories kept within these spaces.

To inhabit an hacienda is to enter another rhythm, to penetrate a past that is recreated and lived with the presence of the traveler.

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