The Yucatan Peninsula, where nature had fun creating whimsical nooks and crannies and lavish jungles, was also the home of one of the most sophisticated cultures in recorded history: the Maya. Great observers of the stars and their relationship with the cycles of the earth, detailed architects, rigorous mathematicians, exquisitely talented artists, the Maya impregnated with their mystical wisdom Mexico’s southeastern region, covering the states of Yucatan, Campeche, Quintana Roo, Tabasco and Chiapas.
In ancient times, the Maya built tall temples, with façades on which they sculpted the faces of their gods. Under their tutelage, they built harmonious cities which had systems for the conservation of rainwater and even helped to prevent flooding. They deciphered the secrets of agriculture, as well as the exact sciences. They developed highly accurate calendars to govern their daily lives, the time to sow, and even their military encounters.
Yesterday’s Maya World still lives on in the remains of important cities such as Chichen Itza and Uxmal, in Yucatan; Tulum and Coba, in Quintana Roo; Calakmul and the Chenes Route, in Campeche; Palenque and Bonampak in Chiapas, and Comalcalco in Tabasco. When you visit them, you will notice the different lifestyles that were explored by the Maya, and above all, their great attachment to nature and their gods.
But the Maya World lives on beyond the stones. In these five states, you will also find the vitality of this great civilization. The Cocoa Route in Tabasco will tell you about the importance this seed had among the Maya people, and the communities in Quintana Roo will invite you to join them at their table and taste their traditional food. In Yucatan’s colonial cities, you will hear their residents speaking the Maya language, and in Chiapas, you will discover in their rituals the syncretism between the Maya and the Spanish conquistadors.
The Maya World has ancient roots and strong branches. Basque in its splendor, in its colors and its harmonious relationship with the natural wealth of southeastern Mexico. Come and see for yourself!