Mexico 21

In 2019 we missed out on Yucatán peninsula. Outside Christmas season would have been preferred, but Covid did not leave many choices for now. So we came back with some culture but also some relaxing on the beach in mind. This worked out nicely. Also, we kinda missed Guadalajara and Tequila on last trip so we started there. We had also missed Puerto Escondido, but you always need a reason to come back. In Yucatán there was a lot to enjoy, Mérida and Valladolid are both quite nice. Impressive ruins all around. They get better with the distance form Cancún, cause less people and less restrictions to climb. So Calakmul was the best, including Chicanna and Becan in the vicinity. We tried the different types of Cenotes. Swimming in an underground cave was a great experience. Los Rapidos in Bacalar was most beautiful, and a boat trip on the lake a lot of fun with free drinks. Rio Lagartos was the best spot of the holiday, with the mangroves, the wildlife, the fisher village San Felipe, the pink lakes in Las Coloradas, and good fresh sea food. Holbox, OK, quite touristy, but still nice for some beaching.

Check out the 2019 Mexico roundtrip.

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Sun shading in a Tequila factory  

Agave plant: After 7-10 years, leaves are cut off, and heart is used for Tequila  

Historic agave press in the Fábrica La Rojeña, Tequila  

Fábrica La Rojeña, Tequila  

Plaza Principal de Mérida "Plaza Grande"  

Mérida, Yucatán  

Casas Gemelas/Cámara, Mérida  

Monumento a La Patria, Mérida  

Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Yucatán, Mérida  

Exhibit in Museo Casa Montejo  

Parque de Santa Lucía, Mérida  

Iglesia de Santa Lucía, Mérida  

Rectoría El Jesús Tercera Orden, Mérida  

Teatro José Peón Contreras, Mérida  

Palacio de la Música, Mérida  

Palacio de la Música, Mérida  

Palacio de la Música, Mérida  

Palacio de la Música, Mérida  

Parque Hidalgo, Mérida  

Parque Hidalgo, Mérida  

Catedral de Mérida - San Ildefonso  

Pok-Ta-Pok players  

Pok-Ta-Pok players preparing for game  

Jorge and his dog  

Flower  

Maya ceremony performed at Choco-Story museum, Uxmal  

Maya ceremony performed at Choco-Story museum, Uxmal  

Maya ceremony performed at Choco-Story museum, Uxmal  

Maya ruins of Uxmal  

Maya ruins of Calakmul: Main temple on main plaza  

Maya ruins of Chicanna  

Maya ruins of Chicanna  

Los Rapidos, Bacalar  

Los Rapidos, Bacalar  

Boat trip on Bacalar lake  

Lunch on Bacalar lake  

Piers of Bacalar lake  

Maya ruins of Tulum  

Iguana in Tulum  

Maya ruins on Tulum coast  

Maya ruins of Tulum  

Sopa de lima  

Maya ruins of Chichén Itzá  

Nadya, Izamal  

Nadya, Convento de San Antonio, Izamal  

Convento de San Antonio, Izamal  

Hacienda Cenote Oxmán  

Vendor at Convento de San Bernardino de Siena, Valladolid  

Calzada de Los Frailes, Valladolid  

Iglesia de San Servacio, Valladolid  

Sunset in Rio Lagartos  

Posing with shark in Rio Lagartos  

Sunset in Rio Lagartos  

Fishers gutting their shark in Rio Lagartos  

Giant Egrets in Parque Natural Ría Lagartos  

Giant Egret in Parque Natural Ría Lagartos  

A nesting and a younger Pelican in Parque Natural Ría Lagartos  

Raccoon in Parque Natural Ría Lagartos  

Frigate bird in Parque Natural Ría Lagartos  

Pink Spoonbill in Parque Natural Ría Lagartos  

Pelicans in Parque Natural Ría Lagartos  

Little crab on Red Mangrove root in Parque Natural Ría Lagartos  

Little crab on Red Mangrove root in Parque Natural Ría Lagartos  

Little crab on Red Mangrove root in Parque Natural Ría Lagartos  

Tiger Heron in Parque Natural Ría Lagartos  

Cormorants drying their wings in Parque Natural Ría Lagartos  

Crocodile in Parque Natural Ría Lagartos  

Crocodile in Parque Natural Ría Lagartos  

Flamingos in Parque Natural Ría Lagartos  

Flamingos in Parque Natural Ría Lagartos  

Flamingos in Parque Natural Ría Lagartos  

Flamingos in Parque Natural Ría Lagartos  

Flamingos in Parque Natural Ría Lagartos  

Flamingos in Parque Natural Ría Lagartos  

Pink lake in salina in Las Coloradas  

San Felipe  

San Felipe  

San Felipe  

San Felipe  

San Felipe  

San Felipe  

Sunset in Rio Lagartos  

El Cuyo  

Playa Punta Cocos, Holbox  

Playa Punta Cocos, Holbox  

Cormorants near Isla de la Pasión, Holbox  

Giant Egret on Isla de la Pasión, Holbox  

Giant Egret on Isla de la Pasión, Holbox  

Watching sunet on Holbox beach  

Watching sunet on Holbox beach  

Watching sunet on Holbox beach  

Sunet on Playa Chacmool of hotel zone, Cancún