Some of the most popular tourist attractions in the Yucatan include Chichen Itza and Tulum. Chichen Itza was once one of the largest cities in pre-Columbian America and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its large pyramid structure El Castillo. Tulum has some of Mexico's best beaches with white sand and turquoise water backed by impressive Mayan ruins perched above it on a clifftop overlooking the Caribbean Sea.
The Yucatan peninsula also has an interesting history; it was where Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes first set foot in 1517 when he arrived from Cuba to begin his conquest of Mexico's Aztec Empire. The people who had inhabited this area for centuries prior to Cortes' arrival were called "Mayans", a name still used today to refer to the local Indigenous population in this region.
Cities in Yucatán
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