Yucatan Peninsula Mexico

Yucatan Peninsula


The Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico’s southeastern corner juts out between the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean.

Its incredible Maya ruins, white sand beaches, colonial history and biodiversity make it a fabulous holiday destination.  Ranging from the beaches on the coast along the Mayan Riviera to the magnificent archaeological sites in central Yucatan, including Chichén Itzá (pictured above) and Uxmal.

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Useful information

flight times

From London: 11 hours



time difference

GMT -6 hours

visa requirements

A valid passport and tourist card which can be obtained by completing an immigration form available at border crossings or onboard flights to Mexico. Alternatively they can be obtained from Mexican Consulates prior to travel.


The Yucatán Peninsula is hot and humid. The best time to visit is typically during the drier, slightly milder months between November and April. The ‘rainy’ season begins in the south around June and runs until November. Although it can be hotter and more humid at this time of year, usually it only rains for a couple of hours before the weather clears. The wettest months tend to be September and October. The Caribbean coast can be affected by the hurricane season, which officially is from June to November.

When to travel

Where to stay

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