Skip to content

North America

Five Mayan sites to visit near Cancún

Cancún is located on the north-easterly shore of the Yucatán Peninsula, overlooking the enticing Caribbean Sea. A popular destination for holidays to Mexico, Cancún’s tourist zone is built on a coral island with extensive white beaches, warm seas, a tropical climate and thriving night life.

Before European settlers arrived in Central America, the whole Yucatán Peninsula was home to the renowned Mayan civilisation that built and mysteriously left behind some stunning ruins and monuments. Some of the best sites are located in and around Cancún, and there are more that are being excavated in the jungle.

If you’re keen to visit