Yucatan: Strong and Gentle
This land is a study in startling contrast. During our winter, December-May, very little rain falls and the jungle enters a kind of hibernation to conserve energy. In June or July, with the first rains of summer, life quickly rebounds and for the next 6 months, regular deluges turn forests and fields into inpenetrable green mansions of vines, shrubs, plants and flowers including wild passion fruit, vanilla, orchids and air plants. The jungle buzzes with birds, butterflies and other pollinators.
Yucatan is known among serious ornithologists for its abundance and diversity of birds: about 539 year-round and endemic species and 219 migratory ones. Birders converge here every November for the International Toh Festival and birding competition. But if you are an armchair bird watcher, borrow our binoculars and birding guides and you will be impressed by the birds in our garden alone.
Check out a list of our recommended self-guided tours and activities.
off the Tourist Trail
Cenotes Xcanche, Dzitnup, Zaci
Rio Lagartos Guided Boat Tour
Hidden Beach, Salt and Mud "Eco-Spa"
Bird and Wildlife Watching
Walking Pilgrimage Tour
Cycling and Walking to