"The Yellow City" Izamal by karenincalifornia
Izamal Travel Guide: 26 reviews and 50 photos
Izamal is a large town (or small city) located about halfway between Merida and Chichen Itza It's history goes back at least 2,000 years and is worth a stop. Many of the buildings in the central area are painted a mustard yellow, which distinguishes the city from others around it. It is also the site of Mayan ruins, which we did not visit since we ran out of time.
- Pros:Quaint, the monochrome is interesting, uncrowded, not too touristy
- Cons:Yucatan is trying to promote tourism, but that hasn't spoiled this town yet.
- In a nutshell:A very worthwhile side trip, fun to photograph
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