With the fantastic archaeological site of Chichén Itzá nearby, Yaxunah is a great place to stay to experience true Maya culture. One of the Seven New Wonders of the World, it’s a rejuvenating change of pace to come to a small authentic Maya village like Yaxunah.
In the other direction, you pass through the town of Yaxcaba. Stop to see the church there. Its three-storied bell tower with flying buttresses makes it unique in all México. It still has gun emplacements at the corners of the churchyard and bullet holes on the façade, all left over from the Caste War that started in 1849. Yaxcaba and this church were the sites of at least 11 pitched battles during that terrible time.