Category Archives: Yucatan

The Maya Sites – Hidden Treasures of the Rain Forest

What I missed in all my travels through the world of the Maya, was a book that concisely explains how and where the interesting Mayan ruins are located, how to get there, a short guide which otherwise was limited to the description of the Maya sites and lacked the overload of restaurant and hotel descriptions.

Mayapan – last big town of the ancient Maya in Yucatan

Mayapan is a historic site of the Maya in the northwest of the Yucatan Peninsula. It is considered to be the last big Mayan town in the history of ancient Mayan civilization. Mayapan was actually the capital of the Maya in Yucatan for a period of about 200 years. The ruins are located about 40 … Continue reading Mayapan – last big town of the ancient Maya in Yucatan

Ek Balam – The Black Jaguar – Riviera Maya

Ek Balam in Mayan language means “Black Jaguar”. It was a city of the ancient Mayas in the Mexican state Yucatan around 30 km north of Valladolid and 150 km west of Cancun. In 1997 the excavation was started. According to legends that were recorded by the Spanish government during the 16th century after the … Continue reading Ek Balam – The Black Jaguar – Riviera Maya

Chichen Itza – Yucatan – Mexico – Most Famous Maya Pyramid

Chichen Itza is the most famous archaeological site with old Maya temples and pyramids in Mexico.  It is a very popular travel destination for tourists who spend their vacation time at the Riviera Maya due its amazing buildings, temples and pyramids. Chichen Itza can be reached within  3 hours by car or bus from Cancun. … Continue reading Chichen Itza – Yucatan – Mexico – Most Famous Maya Pyramid

Uxmal – Built by a Magician in one night – Yucatan

 Built by a Magician in one night The early history of Uxmal is nearly unknown. The city is located in the north-western part of the Yucatan peninsula, 60 km south of Merida and can be reached from there by car in less then one hour. The name Uxmal might derive from the Mayan word ox-mal what means “three … Continue reading Uxmal – Built by a Magician in one night – Yucatan

Yucatan Peninsula and Riviera Maya – Getting Around – Visit All Famous Maya Ruins

Yucatan with it’s eternal sunshine, it’s amazing beaches and the turquoise colored waters of the Caribbean Sea is a very popular travel destination for all kinds of tourists. The traveler can find many different travel accommodations along the Carribean coast line for all budget levels. The settlements vary from (meanwhile) big cities like Cancun or … Continue reading Yucatan Peninsula and Riviera Maya – Getting Around – Visit All Famous Maya Ruins

Coba, ruled by women – highest pyramid of Yucatan at the Riviera Maya

Coba is a Mayan site on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, and is just 40 kilometers from Tulum at the Riviera Maya. This ancient Maya enter is different from the two other well known Maya cities, Chichen Itza and Tulum, especially through its vast size and the fact, that you can find the highest Mayan … Continue reading Coba, ruled by women – highest pyramid of Yucatan at the Riviera Maya

Izamal – Magic City in Yellow Colors

Izamal is one of 35 locations in Mexico, who received the title of a “Magic City” by the Secretary of Tourism in Mexico. These are mainly unknown towns, but also San Cristobal de las Casas in Chiapas is one of them. The small town of Izamal has 17000 inhabitants. It was built in colonial style … Continue reading Izamal – Magic City in Yellow Colors