Vacation Rentals in Yucatan

Yucatan Local Information and Area Highlights

Travel to Yucatan / Yucatan Vacation Rentals

More beaches than you can count, water sports galore, premier resort areas, and ruin after ruin to visit…this is the Yucatan spirit. What a friendly vacation you’ll have…and your Yucatan vacation rental could just be the best part of it! So find your accommodations and get your Yucatan Peninsula vacation into gear!

Yucatan Archaeology

The Yucatan region is very well known for its archaeology ruins throughout the area. Chichen Itza holds the distinction of being the most well known ruins of the Mayans; you can climb the steps of El Castillo, a challenging pyramid to ascend. On Cozumel, the San Gervasio settlement has been in existence since 300-400 A.D. The highly visited Tulum is a much newer Mayan settlement, with its heyday in the 1400s and 1500s. The ruins at Chacchoban are interspersed with Cohoon palms for a rather pleasant visual feel. Dzibanché, as its name suggests, displays glyphs on a wooden lintel as part of its Temple #6.

Yucatan Vacation Spots

The Yucatan region of Mexico has two main vacation rental states: Quintana Roo and Yucatan, two truly attractive states. This means you can choose from Yucatan coast vacation rentals or homes located in the middle of charming villages.

Quintana Roo is one of the newer states in Mexico. The real feel of the Caribbean is located in Akumal, Mexico, where palms, the waves, and white sand beautifully greet vacationers. The bays and reefs are ideal for water sports, such as scuba diving and snorkeling. Bacalar, another part of Quintana Roo, has a sizeable namesake lagoon; windsurfing, canoeing, rowing and birdwatching are some of the sports practiced at this “Lake of the Seven Colors,” so dubbed by the Mayans. Cancun is a premier resort, with many amenities available, and you can’t miss the beaches and unforgettable people watching opportunities. Besides the endless beach activity, Cancun offers two interesting tourist areas: the island nicknamed the Tourist Zone, and the lesser-known Cancun City. A limestone shore and colored waters of shades of blue line the island of Cozumel, with infamous coral reefs for prime snorkeling and diving exploration and a site for a relaxing vacation. Isla Mujeres retains its fishing industry, but also attracts vacationers with its quaint and calm atmosphere, where kicking back is a possibility, or staying active in the water or on land. Playa del Carmen is a heavy vacation rental area, with more gorgeous beaches and coral reefs, and that fabulous nightlife action. Have your pick of delicious restaurants and gift shops to please most tastes as you walk along the 5th Avenue walkway. Residential Playa del Secreto really lets you get away from it all via a virtually private beach and high-class accommodation and plenty of access to attractions and activity. The marina area of Puerto Aventuras caters especially to sailing, yachting, and sport fishermen. The coral reefs near Puerto Morelos have achieved the status of National Marine Park, and why not take a jungle tour for a fun land activity? Relax with a cocktail in hand on a sailboat on Tankah Bay, or explore the waters by snorkeling there. Enjoy the scenery atop the limestone cliffs of Tulum, or take a real break from it all in peaceful Xcalak, only six miles away from Belize.

The smallest state in the Yucatan region of Mexico is the state of Yucatan, with another wealth of vacation attraction. Celestun Beach – miles of practically desolate white sand and a fascinating Biosphere Reserve comprise the signature of this little fishing village. The calm beach and tasty cuisine of Chicxulub contrast its mysterious geological history – millions of years ago, a crater formed there from an impact from space. Merida is a good-sized city exhibiting its sophisticated side while maintaining a colonial feel. Visit its mansions built for the millionaires resulting from the trade of the henequen (sisal) plant. The key port city of Progreso became a summer home retreat for Meridians, and a winter escape for more Northern Americans. Bask in the brilliant sunsets and race your boat in the quiescent waves off the shore. An interestingly colorful mix of flora, fauna, and homes are found in Rio Lagartos. The homes constructed from cement and wood are painted in a variety of shades, and the pink flamingo is the primary bird (the largest collection on the continent) located in the Rio Lagartos National Wildlife Refuge. Telchac Puerto is not far from Progreso and is an alternative to the partying atmosphere found in Yucatan, showcasing stunning, tranquil beaches and the Reef Club hotel with a vast array of restaurants with seafood and dishes from around the world.

While Yucatan coast vacation rentals are a favorite -- who can resist the beach? -- you can visit any part of the peninsula in peace and quiet, thanks to  the many Yucatan vacation rentals out there. A Yucatan Peninsula vacation is heavenly, so why spend any more time grounded in the real world? Instead book one of these lovesly vacation rentals; Yucatan, MX awaits you!

Sites and tours to see

Alma Libre in Puerto Morelos
Colonial-Style Church in Bacalar
Spanish Fort of San Felipe in Bacalar
Tours of the Centro Historico of downtown Merida
Lighthouse in Telchac Puerto

Ruins in:  Chichen Itza
 San Gervacio
 Tulum
 Balamku
 Kinichna
 Dzibanche
 Kohunlich