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The South East of Mexico provides a unique combination of beautiful beaches and ancient ruins. Although much of the South East of Mexico is vast and desert, with some scattered jungles and low hills, its eastern Caribbean coastline of clear and warm watters features outstanding barrier reefs, and unbroken stretches of white soft sandy beaches. Cancún, the most popular resort, Islas Mujeres and the Island of Cozumel, provide different options for the visitors. In addition, the remains of the Mayan civilizations are abundant in this area. Archeological sites such as Chichén Itzá and Uxmal, both in the Yucatán State, together with the popular Tulum in Quintana Roo, constitute unique and interesting settings for those who are interested in the culture and history of this rich area.

Landmark Attractions

- One of the most impressive and popular states to visit in the country, the state of Yucatán remains the realm of the Mayan.

Quintana Roo
- Quintana Roo is best known for its idyllic beaches, with clear turquoise warm water and soft white sands.

Fuerte San Miguel - Campeche
- Built in 1711, this fortress' function was to bombard enemy ships and pirates before they could attack Campeche. Fuerte San Miguel offers one of the greatest views in the Yucatán peninsula, overlooking the city of Campeche and the Golf of Mexico. At present, the fortress houses the Museo Cultura Maya, which features a collection of Campeche Maya artifacts. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 8 am to 8 pm. Closed on Monday. Admission: 1 USD.

Baluarte de la Soledad - Campeche
- Baluarte de la Soledad constitutes the largest of the bastions, and commands outstanding views of the Gulf of Mexico, the cathedral and other municipal buildings. It is the setting for the Museo de Estelas Maya, which houses many of the Mayan artifacts, including 20 Maya stelae. The museum also has an interesting exhibition of colonial Campeche showing 17th and 18th-century antiquities, such as armaments and seafaring equipment. The museum is open from Tuesday to Saturdays, from 9 am to 2 pm and 3pm to 8 pm, and on Sunday, from 9 am to 1 pm. It is closed on Monday. Admission is free.

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