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The most Instagram-able places in Yucatan

4 Oct, 2022

Looking for pictures that are worth sharing on your feed. Pump up your Social Media game when you travel by knowing the most Instagram-able places in Yucatan that are worth your feed.

  • San Antonio de Padua Convent – IzamalInstagram photo in Izamal, Yucatan

With over 119 thousand posts on Instagram, this is one of the most important and majestic buildings of Mesoamerica and of course one of the most amazing scenes to snap some pictures at. It is located on the greatest hill in the city of Izamal

Izamal is a famous Magical Town or “Pueblo Mágico” with a heavy cultural heritage. The reason why everyone loves taking pictures here is because of the iconic yellow color in every building. There are many theories on why the city is painted yellow. Some say that it was due to a Mayan tradition and that the color means protection. Others suggest it was in the 1950s when the town suffered a great economical crisis, and the government wanted to charge people on having publicity on the walls, that everyone agreed on having a unified color. Some even have said that once the Pope, John Paul ll came to visit Izamal, the town was painted yellow as a resemblance to St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican.

Check out our Izamal & Chichen Itza at night tour.

  • Cenote Suytun – Valladolid

Instagram photo in Cenote Suytun

There is one thin stone walkway stretching out into a perfectly still pool of turquoise water that has caught everyone's eyes on Instagram feeds. This is, if not the number one cenote to take pictures at, it's close to being it, with over 15 thousand posts on Instagram.

Cenote Suytun's circular platform is perfect for photos. It goes into the center of this cave cenote, and a single beam of light that shines down for an otherworldly look. 

This is actually one of the most shallow cenotes in Yucatan. It ranges from 3.5-feet to 16.5-feet-deep (1-5m) in different parts of the cenote. Though it’s not deep in all parts, life jackets are still mandatory to swim in Cenote Suytun. Sure, life jackets are not what you may want if you want the perfect picture, but lucky you, the best spots to take a pose are out of the water. And why not? relax and refresh in the cool waters of this mystical place.



  • Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza, YucatanChichen Itza is probably the most Instagram-able place on this list, it has over 1 million posts on Instagram. 

Chichen Itza is beautiful and magnificent just as you must have already heard and it has plenty of Mayan Ruins to visit and get to know about its history.

Chichen Itza is divided into Old Chichen and Chichen Itza where you can find 6 Mayan Ruins in the Old Chichen section and about 20 Mayan Ruins in the New Chichen or Chichen Itza, making it a total of 26 Mayan Ruins to see on the Mayan Site.

The main Mayan Ruin is the Chichen Itza Pyramid or El Castillo, but there are others equally important as El Caracol or Observatory, The Temple of The Warriors, and the Mayan Ball Game.





  • Downtown Valladolid

Valladolid, Yucatan

Valladolid is a city on Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. Its colonial buildings include the 16th-century Convent of San Bernardino of Siena, with an ornate wooden altarpiece, and baroque-style San Gervasio Cathedral. 

This is the perfect city setting you were looking for in the Peninsula, with over 1.8 million posts on Instagram, Valladolid Downtown is a colorful place with colonial architecture that will melt your heart.

Check out our Valladolid Chichen Itza Night Tour.

  • Paseo de Montejo, MéridaPaseo de Montejo, Merida, Yucatan

Paseo de Montejo es a very famous avenue in Mérida, México. It is named after Francisco de Montejo, the Spanish conquistador who founded the city in 1542 and is the location of some of the most iconic buildings and monuments of the city. Here you can ride a carriage, walk or ride a bike, these are all great photo ideas you can take here. As the sunsets, and as you walk down the Paseo de Montejo street, you can snap different types of photos as the scenes change. From historical monuments to colonial houses and even colorful markets, in a symmetric street. All those 22,1 thousand posts on Instagram, are due for a good reason, Paseo de Montejo is an iconic place where everyone goes, tourists and locals to take the best sunset photos. 



Cafe Maria Montejo coffee shop in Merida
Cafe Maria & Montejo coffee shop in Merida

A big plus when in Paseo de Montejo and Downtown Merida, is that there are many coffee shops worthy of your Instagram feed. Colorful, vintage, and modern, every day it seems that Merida is opening new coffee shops that are on trend on Instagram.

Pro tip: at sunset go to one of the rooftop restaurants that face the main street to get a more unique and beautiful picture.


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