The Yucatan Pennisula is made up of the three states of Campeche, Quintana Roo and Yucatan.
It includes the capitals of each state, Campeche (Campeche), Chetumal (Quintana Roo), and Merida
(Yucatan) and of course the major resort areas of Cancun, Cozumel, and Playa del Carmen. Not to mention
the hidden gems of Akumal, Grutas de Balankanche, Isla Holbox, Isla Mujeres, Rio Lagartos, and Xel-Ha. Plus
the cities of Escarcega, Progresso, Ticul and Valladolid.
The Yucatan peninsula is quite different
than the rest of Mexico. The feeling you have as you travel and meet the people is more relaxed, more tranquil. This, no doubt,
is do to the Maya and their history. Even the land around you seems different. Although you will find examples of modern and
colonial lifestyles, it is the Mayan legacy which creates the sense of another world. The ruins of the past are plentiful.
Some of the major sites include Chichen Itza, Coba, Edzna, Kabah, Tulum and Uxmal. The Yucatan peninsula
remains one of the most popular travel destinations in Mexico with visitors from around the world. Most tourists can be found
on the white sand beaches and in the crystal clear waters on the Caribbean side, but as you will see the peninsula has much
The magnificent Baja California peninsula is divided into the two states of Baja California and Baja
California Sur - north and south. It includes the resort areas of Cabo San Lucas, Ensenada, La Paz, Loreto, Rosarito, San
Felipe, San Jose Del Cabo, and Buena Vista - to name a few of the larger ones. It also boasts of major, modern cities
such as Tijuana and Mexicali, along with hidden gems such as Bahia De Los Angeles, East Cape, Mulege San Ignacio, San Quintin,
and Todos Santos. This unique region is one of the most interesting and diverse geographical areas of the world and
is still very much a frontier. The peninsula is home to some of the earth's most beautiful deserts, along with semi-tropical
and mountainous regions, pine forests, and hundreds of miles of untouched beaches and coastline. Most people of mainland
Mexico consider it a far off place, much in the way Americans would think of Alaska... distant, mystical, harsh and beautiful.
Although a frontier, it is a popular destination for travelers, especially those from all over North America seeking warm
weather in the winter months.