We loved our 3 days there, on the outskirts of Izamal, maybe the first beachhead of the Spanish church on the Yucatan Peninsula. This is where Diego de Landa destroyed almost all the Mayan tablets then did penance by writing an excellent book on them. The Convent outside town is huge with various chapels and the Black Christ figure. It was built with the stones from two Mayan temples the Spaniards tore down in the early 16th century. The unrestored remains are still there, with residential streets running around them in this fairly small, but quite interesting town. It is only less than an hour from Chichen Itza and a major cenote where my wife bathed. quite an adventure. Our Romantico owner, Harold and his wife were terrific and he drove us for a reasonable fee to Chichen Itza, the cenote and then back to Merida. We had a very nice room with hot water at the edge of the sprawling property, with lovely tropical flowers and large trees and many birds that we could watch from the deck in front of our room, while eating the scrumptious, healthy included breakfast, served early. We would always stay here. Eat at least once at Kinich, wonderful exotic food and a big Sunday hangout for local family dinners. Wonderful service also. Day of the Dead was spent in Izamal. Wonderful. Don't miss buying a Pibil on the road! Also, rooms had CD players. No TV
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- The best place to spend a couple of days to explore all of Yucatan`s sights. Enjoy the tranquil atmosphere, take a ride in a horse buggy, rent a bike or climb the biggest pyramid in Yucatan. Explore the secrets of the Mayas and enjoy the natural surroundings of Izamal. There is plenty to do in our town. Visit Izamal to explore & discover from here the Yucatan and relax for some days . ... more less
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