Destination: Yucatan Meeting & Event Planning City Guide
By Julie Keller Callagha
November 19, 2012
No matter the season, Mexico's east coast is always an enticing place for meetings, thanks to its gorgeous beaches, delicious local cuisine, expansive hotel and convention spaces, and endearing people, many of whom trace their roots back to the ancient Maya who lived in the region as far back as 2,600 B.C.
By Irene Middleman Thomas
July 28, 2012
Vibrant, multi-hued, evocative—it's the perfect meeting backdrop
Learn about Yucatan for Event Venues, Services & Meeting Destinations
While white-sand beaches, warm weather and infinity pools at every turn is what the area is known for, there are also a few things that may surprise you about Cancun and the surrounding areas of the Yucatan Peninsula. (In fact, this is the basis of Mexico’s current marketing campaign, “The Mexico you thought you knew.”)
Bordered by the Gulf of Mexico to the west and the Caribbean Sea to the east, the Yucatan Peninsula has an expansive culture, filled with a unique past and myriad historical sites. It is becoming a popular spot for eco-tourism, with 18 million acres of ecological preserves, as well as other protected areas, which are home to 30,000 species of flowering plants, nearly 1,000 species of birds and more than 1,500 kinds of reptiles, mammals and amphibians. As one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world, Mexico is also making strides in sustainability and is the site of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.