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Fundacion Kuyabeh

Fundacion Kuyabeh aims to facilitate a smooth interaction with the local culture. For over a decade, our main advisors have been working in the area, interacting with the local people, improving their school facilities and providing them with education and training to achieve a sustainable way of life. Through this close interaction, the local people is encouraged to provide different tourist services to the visitors they receive.

Most of them have become local tour guides for the attractions within their villages, such as hidden Maya sites, cenotes, lagoons, edible gardens, farms, or simply by sharing their way of life and traditions.

Throughout this short guide, you will learn more about the area you chose to build your dream home, and how to enjoy everywhere you go.

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Yucatán Peninsula is a limestone plateau, with no elevations, covered by a lush rainforest vegetation and hidden cenotes. Its northern tip is very well developed with top-notch freeways connecting the very popular destinations of Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, and Mérida; a string of Maya villages, archaeological sites, natural reserves, underground rivers, pristine beaches and ferry docks to beautiful Caribbean islands. It is very easy and safe to drive form one place to another, and many interesting places are within a short distance from Kuyabeh.

Maya Villages

Maya Villages

Every 3 to 5 miles you will see a small Maya village. No more tan 400 people live in each. Those located near the main roads will probably sell handcrafts and some food to the passer-bys. Only a few people would speak English, and they are almost all illiterate. Make things easier for you and them by using local currency, Pesos, in small bills, 50’s, 20’s and 100’s. Usually, prices are negotiable, but consider that many handcrafts are made by the women during long hours after tending for their families.

It is better to buy from the smaller shops; they would have original designs. Bigger shops buy wholesale and usually sell the same handcrafts everywhere. On the contrary, do not try local food unless is in a well set restaurant, with proper licenses and hygiene.

If you see a fruit vendor, do not miss the opportunity to try new flavors from unknown fruits.

Please bring any produce home and properly wash or disinfect them before eating.

The following villages are very worth visiting. However they do not speak English.

Please request a translator from Fundacion Kuyabeh before visiting them.