The Black Jaguar of the Yucatan Peninsula

Many people have visited nearby Chichen Itzá and walked away thinking the same thing: If only we could’ve climbed to the top. If you want to visit a ruin that is remarkably well preserved, still allows you to climb most of the structures, AND is much less visited by tourists,...

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Valladolid, a Gem in the Yucatan’s Crown

About an hour’s drive from the tourist hotspot of Playa del Carmen is the unique colonial town of Valladolid, a city named after the former capital of Spain.  It began its unique beginnings in 1543 a bit further away, but when its settlers complained about the mosquitoes and high humidity,...

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