THE CENTRAL HEARTLAND

An unmistakable Yucatecan identity and sense of their own culture distinguishes towns such as Valladolid or Tizimín, with Spanish colonial churches and squares, Mayan women selling luscious fruit and colorful flowers, and a gently paced street life. The ancestors of the modern Maya built some of their greatest creations here, at Ek-Balam and the city of Chichén Itzá. Giant underground caverns and magical cenote pools lie beneath the landscape.

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