The Yucatán Peninsula (Spanish: Península de Yucatán), in southeastern Mexico, separates the Caribbean Sea from the Gulf of Mexico, with the northern coastline on the Yucatán Channel. The peninsula comprises the Mexican states of Yucatán, Campeche, and Quintana Roo; the northern part of the nation of Belize; and Guatemala’s northern El Petén Department.
Cancún is a city in southeastern Mexico, located on the northeast coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, at a distance of about 370 km from the state capital of Quintana Roo -Chetumal- and 70 km from Playa del Carmen. The city is located on the Caribbean Sea, and is one of the easternmost points in Mexico. Cancún is also located just north of Mexico’s Caribbean coast resort band known as the Riviera Maya.
Sixteenth-century sources designate the site as “Zama“ which in Maya means “morning“ or “dawn“. The name of Tulum, is relatively recent, and is translated as “wall“ or “Palisade“ referring to the preserved wall found in the site.
Another tourist attraction is the city of Mérida, in the state of Yucatán, just beside Quinta Roo. Merida is a city that makes you want to stay a bit longer, to enjoy the warmth of both its people and climate.
Valladolid (Saki’ in Maya) is a city located in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, situated in the southeastern part of the Mexican state of Yucatán. Valladolid is in the inland eastern part of the state of Yucatan and it is the head seat of Valladolid Municipality.