Yucatan a State of Mexico, is known for its Gulf of Mexico beaches and Mayan ruins. Famed Chichén Itzá encompasses a massive pyramid, ball court and stone temples. Other nearby Mayan sites include Ek Balam, noted for well preserved sculptures, and Uxmal, with its intricate carved facades. Yucatán’s capital and largest city, MERIDA, has a Spanish colonial history reflected in buildings such as 16th-century MERIDA Cathedral.
TULUM pictured above, is on the Atlantic side, mid-coast of the Yucatan Peninsula.