Yucatan is one of the most visited states in Mexico because of its cenotes. Yucatan is home to 6,000+ cenotes and it has the most cenotes not just in Mexico but all over the world. With its close proximity to Cancun, the Yucatan Peninsula has the largest volume of tourists visiting popular destinations like Merida and Valladolid. It also has a reputation as the safest state in Mexico with low crime rates. This resulted in many expats (Americans, Canadians, and British) choosing to move to Yucatan with their families.
💃🏽 Fun fact: According to legend, Spanish conquistador Francisco Hernandez Cordova arrived in the Yucatan Peninsula in 1517. He asked the first people he saw there where he was and the people responded with “Tetec dtan. Ma t natic a dtan,” which means “you’re speaking so fast, I do not understand your question.” From that sentence, Cordova thought they were answering his question so he came up with the word “Yucatan.”