Cancun is Safe! presents: Mexico's Hidden Treasures – El Cuyo, Yucatan

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Dear Friends:

This #MexMonday (Edit: Make that #TravelTuesday too!) we’d like to show you another beautiful part of Mexico that you may or not may know! El Cuyo, Yucatán!

The beaches of El Cuyo, Yucatán

The beaches of El Cuyo, Yucatán

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!

The village of El Cuyo, Yucatán!

The village of El Cuyo, Yucatán!

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!

Pink Flamingos flying over El Cuyo, Yucatán

Pink Flamingos flying over El Cuyo, Yucatán

You can find large groups of pink flamingos here too!

You can find large groups of pink flamingos here 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.

The breathtaking sunsets at El Cuyo, Yucatán

The breathtaking sunsets at El Cuyo, Yucatán

Sunset @ El Cuyo, Yucatán

Sunset @ El Cuyo, Yucatán

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!


View El Cuyo, Yucatán in a larger map

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!

El Cuyo, Yucatán

El Cuyo, Yucatán

Look at this gorgeous place! El Cuyo, Yucatán

Look at this gorgeous place! El Cuyo, Yucatán

Looking into the horizon at El Cuyo, Yucatán

Looking into the horizon at El Cuyo, Yucatán

Relaxing on the endless beach of El Cuyo, Yucatán

Relaxing on the endless beach of El Cuyo, Yucatán

Wanna see the full set of photos? Click HERE to watch our Flickr gallery!

Happy #MexMonday & #TravelTuesday too! Don’t forget to follow us at Twitter, and fan us at Facebook too!

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    • Thank you, Susie, for the kind comments! Truly appreciated! And you can keep counting on me for great resources on Mexico!

      Hope to have the opportunity to meet you guys next time you come!

      Until then, take care and all the best for the family 🙂

    • Thank you, Susie, for the kind comments! Truly appreciated! And you can keep counting on me for great resources on Mexico!

      Hope to have the opportunity to meet you guys next time you come!

      Until then, take care and all the best for the family 🙂

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