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Yucatan Peninsula

Cancun: Save the Iguanas!

Mark I. Pinsky | Posted 05.30.2014 | Travel
Mark I. Pinsky

For the crested, wrinkled amphibians lazing unmolested in the tropical sun, the billboards could mean only one thing: There goes the neighborhood. A virtual biosphere sacrificed for another cheap show to siphon tourists' dollars.

Take A Day Trip Away From Cancun And Visit Chichen Itza

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 04.03.2014 | Travel

Cancun is a city more known for shots and spring breakers than its proximity to ancient Mayan ruins, but next time you're down South in the Yucatan, t...

8 Top Spots to Eat and Shop in Yucatan, Mexico

Fathom | Posted 06.02.2014 | Travel
Fathom

I recently swapped the polar vortex of the East Coast for the solar vortex of Tulum and nearby Valladolid in search of tacos, sun, sand, and some good old-fashioned retail therapy.

Montezuma's Other Revenge

Valerie Frankel | Posted 03.26.2014 | Travel
Valerie Frankel

I'd fallen asleep on a pool chaise the day before, with my chin resting on my hands. I figured it was a heat rash. I'd never seen a heat rash rage like this, though.

Back at the Hacienda

Kerri Allen | Posted 03.03.2014 | Travel
Kerri Allen

Here, the best of Petac's past rubs shoulders with the promise of its future, as culture perseveres and evolves under Mérida's suns and moons.

Humanos, Hermanos

Tim Jahnigen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Tim Jahnigen

I stepped out of our van and I felt in my heart a great sense of spirit, a great sense of dignity. The tribal leader, Jose de Jesus Manruiqe Esquivel, and I connected immediately and I was moved to tears at this moment.

The Different Cancún: Another Side of Paradise

Richard Bangs | Posted 11.19.2013 | Travel
Richard Bangs

The pearls of praise for the place called Cancún often sheen to dizzying effect. There is no refuting that this stretch of soft sand caressing the warm, clear waters of the Caribbean is the acreage of paradise, a dazzling tropical necklace that evokes powerful, even passionate imagery.

Amazing Underwater River Along Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula

The Huffington Post | Brendan Bryant | Posted 08.24.2013 | Travel

Next time you're in Mexico, skip the tequila and visit Cenote Angelita (Little Angel) on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Scuba dive along one of the most ...

Isla Holbox, Paradise Found

Erica Firpo | Posted 06.04.2013 | Travel
Erica Firpo

Island. Oasis. Hallucination. Somewhere on the north coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, I have found my perfect recharge of sun and sand, and ceviche and margaritas.

The Uphill Road to Protecting Mexico's Bull Sharks

Sandra Larriva | Posted 07.31.2013 | Green
Sandra Larriva

Every year, from November to March, dozens of bull sharks approach Mexico's Mayan Riviera to make its temperate and turquoise waters their home.

Where Spain And The New World Collided...

Bob Schulman | Posted 02.25.2013 | Travel
Bob Schulman

A newer attraction on the tour routes -- it's only 450 years old -- is a colonial town full of yellow buildings called Izamal.

Exploring The Yucatan In Cancun And Chichen Itza

Barbara Barton Sloane | Posted 11.28.2012 | Travel
Barbara Barton Sloane

The Mayans read the sky with great accuracy and the dimensions of the pyramid represent the days of the year and the movement of the planet around the sun.

Hurricane Ernesto Weakens To A Tropical Storm Over Mexico

AP | Posted 10.08.2012 | Green

MIAMI (AP) — Ernesto has weakened to a tropical storm as it moves across Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula after hitting it as a hurricane. ...

Floating, Sunbathing And Shopping On The Riviera Maya

Barbara Barton Sloane | Posted 06.18.2012 | Travel
Barbara Barton Sloane

Slow currents carry you through the narrow waterway with sky high mangroves on one side and tall reeds towering above on the other.

PHOTOS: Tropical Storm Karl Hits Mexico

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) CANCUN, Mexico - A strong Tropical Storm Karl made landfall on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula on Wednesday, hitting a sparsely populated stretch of ...

Ida Heads To U.S., Hurricane Watch Issued For Coastal Louisiana, Mississippi

AP | BECKY BOHRER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — Hurricane Ida, the first Atlantic hurricane to target the United States this year, plodded Sunday toward the Gulf Coast with 105 m...