Travel guide to Yucatan Peninsula

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Best time to visit

Yucatan is very hot and humid during the summer months, and the rainy season lasts from May to October. The best time to go, then, is between October and May. The average temperature of the area is 37 degrees centigrade and the beaches can be enjoyed all year round.

Local conditions


Time zone

When it is 12.00 in England, it is 05.00 on the Yucatan Peninsula.

Culture and entertainment

On Yucatan, you can enjoy golf, tennis and water sports, but you can also visit the capital, Mérida, where you'll find a broad selection of theatre and music, such as the show on Teatro Peon Contreras every night, with regional dancers. The Santa Lucia Park often has some musical arrangements going on.

Accommodation / Hotel

There are plenty of luxury hotels, but you can also find something cheaper in the shape of guesthouses and camping sites. The large hotel chains are dominating, though. Book your hotel in Yucatan Peninsula here

Local transport



It is easy to get a taxi on Yucatan, as the area is used to tourists. They don't always have taxi metres, though, so check with the driver first.

Other transport

There are several departures with the ferry from Playa del Carmen, as well as a well-developed bus system. There are no trains.

Special conditions

You can see sharks in captivity in Playa Paradiso on the way to El Garrafón.
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