Located on the northeast tip of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico is a small and virgin fishermen village with beautiful white sand beaches called “El Cuyo”, that is unknown so far by most people.
Only two hours away from Cancun, El Cuyo is one of the “hidden treasures” of the Yucatecan emerald coast. It is a very small beach community (Population: 1,500 aprox) where you can enjoy the tranquil ambience! It is truly a place to disconnect from the hurried city life, and just enjoy the beauty of nature!
This paradise is nestled inside another hidden treasure of Yucatan: The National Park of Ria Lagartos, internationally famous for the 20,000 pink flamingos that come to the area between January and September. Large groups of sea turtles also visit the beach shores between June and August, to lay their eggs in the sand. Are you into bird watching? This is a superb place for it, too!
El Cuyo’s priviledged location will help you see incredible, breath-taking sunrises and sunsets over the beach. At night, you can enjoy a romantic campfire on the beach and gaze into an infinite sky filled with stars.
How to get there
There are many ways to get there, but you have basically 2 options: Bus Ride or Drive Yourself! If you plan for a bus, just get to the Cancun Bus Station and ask for buses going to Tizimín, Yucatán. Once you get to Tizimín, you need to take one more bus to get to El Cuyo, and thats it!
If you are more adventurous and want to rent a car to drive to El Cuyo, we have prepared this Google Map specially for you!
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As you arrive to El Cuyo, you will cross the Ria Lagartos causeway over a red lagoon. The lighthouse, built on the remains of old Mayan ruins, welcomes you as you drive into town.
Here are some pics from a recent trip with friends to this hidden paradise!
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