Two Weeks in the Yucatan Peninsula
There is so much more to the Yucatán Peninsula than the Riviera Maya. If you have two weeks to explore, you're in for a treat: refreshing cenotes (sinkholes), scuba diving with whale sharks, white-sand beaches either deserted or full of life (take your pick), breathtaking Maya ruins, beautiful colonial towns, nightlife for every taste and whim, delicious cuisine, biospheres and reserves, and majestic haciendas all await you in the Yucatán Peninsula.

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An Introduction To Yucatecan Cuisine

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For a good meal in Merida, look no further than La Chaya in the Centro area. While the hostesses dressed in traditional costumes and tortilla making demonstration may seem a little kitschy, it's all part of the fun and buzz of this eatery that is always crowded with tourists and locals alike.

Sample Yucatecan staples such as poc chuc (grilled pork marinated in orange juice), pollo pibil (baked chicken wrapped in banana leaves), and sopa de lima (lime soup with turkey and tortilla). Lastly, do not leave without trying its namesake chaya juice made from the chaya plant, which is a green leafy plant similar to spinach. It was extremely thirst quenching on a hot day!

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