When is the best time to visit the Yucatan?
It’s hot and fairly humid all year round, with a risk of tropical storms and hurricanes Aug-Nov.
For more detailed information visit our When To Go section.
What's the official language in the Yucatan?
What's the official currency of the Yucatan?
Mexican peso. Notes can be withdrawn from the ATMs in major towns throughout the peninsula using a UK credit or debit card. You may have to authorise with your bank before you leave homefirst, and withdrawals are limited to about £100. There are also banks and money exchanges (casas de cambio) here.
What's the time difference between the UK and the Yucatan?
GMT -6 hrs.
What other regions combine well with the Yucatan?
A visit to almost anywhere else in Mexico: the domestic flight network is comprehensive and roads are good. Mexico City is less than 2 hrs’ flying time away. Havana, Cuba, is also just 2 hrs away from Cancún
What are the fiestas, cultural and sporting events in the Yucatan?
Carnival, many places on the peninsula, Feb-Mar annually, preceding Ash Wednesday and Lent. In Cozumel and Cancún the holiday has a festive atmosphere, with processions, street parties and parades.
International Gay festival, Cancún, May. A 5-day celebration with eating, drinking, mariachi music and beach parties.
Festival de las Aves de Yucatán, Mérida, Nov, annually. Bird-watching sessions, workshops, and exhibits.
Riviera Maya Jazz Festival: Mamitas beach, Playa del Carmen, late Nov annually.
There are direct flights from London to Cancún (10.5 hrs) and routes to Cancún and Mérida via hubs in Europe and the USA.
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