Our fourth day outside Mérida was a blend of unexpected detours and awe-inspiring experiences, as we delved deeper into Yucatán’s rich heritage.
Morning Setback and a New Start
The day began with a hiccup: our tour car broke down at 8 AM. Undeterred, we found a ride to Plaza Grande and eagerly awaited our rescheduled tour.
9:20 AM: Embarking on the Tour
By 9:20 AM, we were on our way, first heading towards the enchanting Cenote Sambulá.
10:30 AM: Mystical Cenote Sambulá
Visiting Cenote Sambulá was like stepping into another world. This natural sinkhole, sacred in Mayan culture, was both a source of life and a portal to the mystical.
12:00 PM: Choco-Story Experience
Our next stop was Choco-Story near Uxmal. The hacienda setting was cool, and maybe that’s all there was.
1:15 PM: The Ruins of Kabah
The ruins of Kabah, a testament to the ancient Maya and their architectural prowess, were our next destination.
2:30 PM: A Flavorful Lunch
Lunch was a culinary adventure with Poc Chuc and Yucatán-styled Pollo Asado. While the Poc Chuc was initially delightful, we soon found ourselves yearning for variety.
3:30 PM: Marveling at Uxmal
The highlight of the day was Uxmal, particularly the Pyramid of the Magician with its unique oval base and mythical origins.
6:30 PM: Evening at Plaza Grande
Our fourth day in Yucatán was a journey through time, from the mystical depths of ancient cenotes to the grandeur of Maya ruins, all wrapped up with the flavors of Yucatecan cuisine.