WELCOME TO IZAMAL...
the heart & gateway to the MAYAN WORLD..
This is one of the " MUST SEE " spots on your Yucatan circuit
Spend some days in the heart of Yucatan:
Located in between CHICHEN ITZA & MERIDA only 45 min. away from both places
You won`t miss our historic, Mayan - Colonial town, spending a couple of days to explore all of Yucatan's sights from here.
Enjoy the tranquil atmosphere, take a ride in a horse buggy, rent a bike or climb the biggest pyramid in all of Yucatan. Explore the secrets of the Mayans and enjoy the natural surroundings.
Explore Izamal's unique colonial buildings, the Mayan pyramids, the art and crafts route with stops at interesting handcraft workshops of your choice. Visit with local artisans weaving hammocks, making jewelry, carving wood icons and masks, crafting Paper Mache butterflies and mobiles, creating artwork pieces from tin, or medicine from Mayan traditional plants and herbs.
There are all kind of hotel categories - from budget to upgraded hotels, from Posadas to comfort - offering accommodation to immerse yourself a couple of days in this lovely town, walk around or rent a bike to discover the history, the nature, the hidden secrets of the town and see how Mayan life is nowadays. Either you stay in vivid downtown or you choose one of the more quiet and relaxing hotels at the edge of town - distance doesn't matter in Izamal, everything is close by, no more than 10 to 15 minutes of walking distance.
From Merida take Federal Highway 180 towards the junction with the Hoctun-Izamal Highway. Exit to the right and drive about 20 kilometers towards Izamal.
From Valladolid take Highway 295 to Highway 180D towards Merida until the junction with State Highway 11. Turn to the right towards Izamal and continue on the country road about 15 kilometers until you arrive in Izamal.
Take federal highway 180 towards MERIDA ( highway starts right behind Cancun Airport and is a tollway) and drive about 2 hours until you reach exit IZAMAL. Exit and continue about 15 kilometers on the country road until you arrive in Izamal.
To Merida – 65 km
To Yucatan coast 55 km
To Chichen Itza - 65 km
To Uxmal - 95km
To Valladolid – 111 km
To Tulum - 235 km
To Cancun – 255 km
To Playa del Carmen - 235 km