Things to DO
The sandy beach is endless, unspoiled, and safe. it stretches all the way from Holbox (south) to Rio Lagartos (north), being El Cuyo in the middle of the two popular sites. You can walk forever and find no one. A great morning exercise while chasing the sunrise or enjoy the beautiful sunsets. It almost has the colors of the Caribbean sea that you can find on the crowded Riviera Maya Beaches, but I assure you it has its own charm.
Mexico’s magical pink lagoon is still one of the country’s best and most beautiful hidden secrets, but with an influx of Instagram influencers publishing photos of this almost unbelievable destination in recent times, more and more people are aware of its existence. Easily acessable from El Cuyo in about a 45 minute drive each way to get to the rose-hued waters of Yucatán’s salty pink lakes at Las Colorad
f you come on vacation to El Cuyo between late May and mid-September, you have a unique opportunity to swim with whale sharks in the Caribbean Sea. Swimming with whale sharks in Mexico is deservedly popular with tourists and during the season is the most popular excursion in the Yucatan. And we strongly recommend that you take this unique opportunity.
From the main plaza in the town center, you can inquire about this tour by quod that will take you through a dirt road along the Insta-known pink lagoon. There you can even enter a protected area with a local guide that will take you around and explain the local territory. If you have a 4 wheel drive car you can also venture out on your own. Once you get to the pink lagoon you can really take pictures from the road without paying for the entrance.
With exceptional wind conditions daily, kiters of all skill levels fall in love with El Cuyo quickly. An Uncrowded, shallow water beach that offers students the safest, most reliable, and fun learning experience possible. El Cuyo promotes an accelerated learning progression in a laid-back island atmosphere. On the picturesque emerald coast of the Yucatan and full of authentic Mexican culture and adventures around every corner, El Cuyo is easily one of the best kiteboarding locations, whether yo
Whether fishing from the El Cuyo fishing pier, the beach, or chartering a local boat for some larger game fish found a bit further out to sea, the waters of the Yucatan constantly provide a plethora of fish to hook up with. Almost all fish caught in El Cuyo are typically hooked using live bait, most often sardines, which are collected prior to fishing by throwing a casting net.
Chichen Itza is a well-known Archaeological Site and more after being selected one of the New 7 Wonders of the World in July the 7th, 2007. Chichen Itza welcomes over 2,500,000 visitors each year and you can reach the archaeological site by car, bus or with different tours. Chichen Itza opens every day from Monday to Sunday from 8 am to 5 pm, the last entrance is at 4 pm, and you can get the tickets on site.
The flamingos in El Cuyo can be found in the lagoons just outside of town. You will likely see them as you are driving along the narrow road into town. Flamingo Spotting & the Pink Waters between El Cuyo and Las Coloradas – See flamingos in their natural habitat on the way to the naturally occurring and world famous stunning pink waters of Las Coloradas. You can also treat your skin to a mud bath in the ‘baño maya’, and float in the pink lagoon.
Beautiful wall art decorates the town, and the working lighthouse that stands in the town’s centre is built on the ramins of a ancient Mayan ruins. Sometimes the lighthouse grounds are open to the public and yoiu can climb the stairs up and you get a magnificent 360 degree view of the caribean, the town and the lagoon.!
A 50-minute boat ride away from El Cuyo you will find Yalahau Lagoon, a crystal clear natural water spring that is often confused with a “Cenote” this place has kept several secrets throughout its history. People call it the Fountain of Youth since its cold fresh waters will revitalize every cell of your body once you take a Dive. In ancient times its waters were very popular amongst Mayan Travellers and Spanish “Conquistadores”. It has also served as a hideout for pirates.
The Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico is not just about the coastline and beaches. There is a rich history of Spanish colonial history, starting in the mid 1550’s. Yes, while much of North America was not even explored by Europeans, colonial cities were being built here. Here are 5 colonial cities in the Yucatan you can visit. If you are going to be visiting them, Tizimin is 50 min from El Cuyo, 70 min to Espita , 1 1/2 hours to Valladolid, 2 hours to Izamal and 2.5 hours to Merida
Discover and live experiences of the Mayan Culture Visit one of the many Mayan Villages in the Yucatan Peninsula with traditional Mayan houses. At the same time you can select activities that will allow you to learn even more about the Mayan Culture once visiting them or simply passing thru.