Yucatan Ecotourism

10 Ecotourism destinations in Yucatan

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Your next destination to know is Yucatan and you don’t know where to go, which are the most recommended destinations and also considered ecotourism, well then I’m going to tell you about 10 ecotourism destinations in Yucatan that you will want to know.



Its name in Mayan language means“First house”or“The green house”, it has Mayan archaeological sites, it is a community that offers various cultural activities such as craft workshops, visits to archaeological sites, among others, with the help of its inhabitants in order to make their culture known.


Alliance Ts’Onoot Ka’Aj Cenotillo 

It is a group formed by young people with the purpose of carin for the environment, this community is characterized by its tranquility, the cultural mix between the typical costumes of the Yucatecans and the sports uniforms of American teams. Besides being surrounded by natural beauty that is characterized by the large number of cenotes although most of them are closed to the public, you can venture on a 4 kilometre bike ride from the town to the entrance of the Xooch cenote which is one of the largest and most impressive in the entire area due to its pitcher shape, with the blue of its crystalline waters that give the illusion of a mirror of approximately 60m in diameter.


St. Philip.

It is a fishing port located on the north coast of the state, bordering the Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve and Yum Balam Flora and Fauna Protection Area, where nature, customs and traditions are its main attraction, because the houses are still made of wood with very colorful tones giving the feeling of walking next to a rainbow, while part of its population are of Mayan or Maya-speaking origin.


San Marcelino Mayan Village

It is currently one of the most visited communities, due to a program of guided tours implemented by one of the members of the community where he shows the chapel of Christ of blisters built in colonial times, then a small huipil embroidery workshop and embroidery machine pedal, followed by a tour called “interpretive trail“which includes a visit to the museum, to a path among trees such as chakaj and jabín, to jultunes which were natural stone formations used to collect rainwater, to a chuiltún x-balamqué, an ancient rainwater storage system built by the Mayas since pre-Columbian times, to the community’s crops and ending with the enjoyment of good gastronomy.


Zazil Tunich

One of the great places where nature is the protagonist, is the largest cenote of Yucatan with stone formations of more than 500,000 years old, to access it you must make a descent of 20 meters deep by the cenote Xibalba or Inframundo Maya, where you will find the sacred and shallow waters of the cenote and in turn witness how the Maya ceremonies were authentically, being a culture that is still alive.


Ya’Ax Tekit

Considered one of the most traditional towns because they keep the Mayan customs rooted in their day to day life being one of its main attractions, as well as the creation of typical regional costumes ranging from guayaberas, filipinas, hipiles to embroidered blouses that are offered for sale to visitors.



The Yokdzonot cenote is considered an ecotourism stop, 40 meters wide and 35 to 45 meters deep, where you can swim in its fresh and crystalline waters, visit the nearby cenotes by bicycle in the company of a guide, go zip line, rappel, camp and also enjoy typical food prepared by members of the community.


Sinanché Apiturism

This is a cooperative dedicated to the world of bees and the importance of these, here you can live a great experience interacting with the Apis Mellíferas bees or meliponas of the Xunan Cab species.

X’tohil Cenotes Cuzamá

It is a new tourist attraction in Cuzamá that promotes ecotourism where you can observe and visit 4 cenotes, starting in the X’tojil cenote being the largest one since to reach its waters you must descend 25 meters by a wooden staircase.


Kaabna Nature and Health Tourism

It is a harmonic refuge of nature and health where its main objective is to be an intimate refuge to rest and relax, where its guests have a special connection with themselves and nature.


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