Located in the south-east area of the country of Mexico is the beautiful state of Yucatan. A Yucatan holiday gives a unique glimpse into the tradition, culture and history of this passionate nation and puts you deep in the heart of the ancient and modern Mayan people. A Yucatan holiday rental villa provides all of the comforts that you would expect of a top-rate hotel and is the perfect place to rest your tired body after a hard days activity!
The best thing about a Yucatan holiday is that it can be as quiet or as adventurous as you want it to be. There are a range of outdoor activities available in the state including swimming, diving, sailing, surfing, fishing, cycling, walking, horse riding, golf, tennis, volleyball football and quad biking. Many of the villages and cities have plenty of attractions such as historic monuments, museums and theatres to visit. Or you can simply choose to soak up your surroundings and watch the locals go about their daily business. Visitors who are passionate about photography, painting or sketching will also appreciate staying in a wonderful Yucatan holiday rental villa where there are fantastic views of coastline, countryside and busy towns.
No Yucatan holiday would be complete without a visit to the capital city of the state, Merida. Merida has a nice mix of old and new with many great attractions to be visited. This includes several museums including a natural history museum, an art museum and the Yucatan History Museum. The history museum is particularly interesting as it contains many relics from the Mayan civilisation including tools, Mayan art and a sacred Jade gem from the Chichen Itza Cenote. There is also Merida Cathedral, built in the 16th century, which is a beautiful example of Baroque architecture. Not to be missed in Merida either is the Casa de Montejo, an example of a 16th century Spanish building that is very well preserved.
Should you now be considering booking a Yucatan holiday rental villa then you will be privy to some great weather all year round. The warmest months of the year tend to be June, July and August where the daytime temperature regularly reaches 35°C. Even during the traditionally cooler months of December and January the lowest daytime temperature is around 18°C. The annual rainfall amount for the area is 21 inches.
Travellers on a Yucatan holiday will most likely arrive at Cancun Airport (CUN) which is approximately 75 miles away from the state. Airlines that offer cheap, regular flights to the area include Thomson Flights. Passengers cab depart from various UK airports including Gatwick (LGW), Manchester (MAN), Bristol (BRS), Birmingham (BHX) and East Midlands (EMA).