Posada San Juan hotel in Â Valladolid Yucatan, is strategically located in the center of the Yucatan Peninsula making it possible to visit a variety of attractions as Chiche Itza, Ek Balam, spectacular cenotes, Rio Lagartos reserve,Â Mayan villages, Â Sian KaanÂ biosphere reserveÂ and many more attractions.
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Rio Lagartos is principally an inlet with mangrove and woodland vegetation, which is home to over 250 species of birds, including flamingoes, of which there is an estimated population of 20,000.
Enjoy the unique experience of observing flamingoes and other birds in a natural setting of unparalleled beauty.
Sian Kaâ€™an, which means â€śWhere the Sky is Bornâ€ť, is one of the most important protected natural areas in Mexico. It covers 656,000 hectares (2533 sq miles) of jungle, mangrove swamp, lagoons, woodland, freshwater islets, beaches and reefs. The Sian Kaâ€™an natural reserve is classified as a world heritage site by the UNESCO.
Let yourself drift away among mangroves and woodlands, admiring one of the most beautiful tropical landscapes on the planet. An excursion to Sian Kaâ€™an includes a boat trip through lagoons and rivers from the archaeological site at Muyil out to the Caribbean Sea and one of the most gorgeous beaches in Mexico.
The unique cenotes of the Yucatan Peninsula are waterholes of unrivalled beauty which originated in part with the impact of the Chicxulub asteroid around 65 million years ago, and then by the effect of rainwater dissolving the limestone rock over thousands of years. There are more than 5,000 cenotes of various types in the Yucatan Peninsula.
Enjoy the indescribable sensation of swimming in the crystalline waters of the cenotes, admiring the stalagmites and stalactites illuminated by shafts of sunlight, the rock vaults and the jungle vegetation.
Chichen Itza was declared a World Heritage site by the UNESCO in 1988, and recognized as one of the new Seven Wonders of the Modern World in 2007. This political center reached its zenith and flourished from the 9th century AD, during the Postclassical period, contrasting with the political chaos and decadence that was then spreading throughout the principal Mayan kingdoms.
The characteristic architecture at this site shows a clear Toltec influence from the center of Mexico. The principal god is Kukulcan, a version of Quetzalcoatl taken from the Toltec pantheon. The most emblematic buildings at the site are The Castle, The Observatory, The Ball Court and The Temple of The Warriors.
Ek Balam is one of the most recently-discovered Mayan archaeological sites. The architecture we see here is unique, and also different from other Mayan sites in the way the buildings are laid out and its rich decorative features. On the walls of Ek-Balamâ€™s Acropolis we can appreciate stucco figures and murals of unrivalled beauty, full of symbolism.
Explore one of the best-kept secrets of the Yucatan Peninsula. Listen to the silence of the jungle, feel the colors of the trees and enjoy a swim in a magnificent Cenote.
Coba is an archaeological site containing a pre-Colombian Mayan settlement located 90 kilometers (56 miles) east of Chichen Itza. The name probably means â€śHumidity from Waterâ€ť. At its height it housed a population of some 50,000 people, and covered eighty square kilometers (31 sq miles). Most of the city was built in the middle of the Mayan Classical period, between 500 and 900 AD, and included several temples, including the Nohoch Mul pyramid, which still stands, 42 meters (138 ft) tall. The majority of the inscriptions at the site date from the seventh century, and there is evidence that building and repair work on the structures continued until the 14th century.
Enter the jungles of Coba and climb to the summit of the Nohoch Mul pyramid, one of the tallest in the Mayan world, to enjoy the spectacular views of forest and lakes.