Hotel Itzamaltun

Calle 31 #251 entre 22 y 24, Izamal, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Izamal

Izamal ... The Golden City

A travel blog entry by elainehayes

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... from Merida who posed for us.



Franciscans decided to make their religious centre here in 1552, so lopped off the top of a pyramid and built the Convento de San Antonio de Padua on top. It has become an important place of pilgrimage in Yucatan after several presumed miracles and even Pope John Paul II gave the Virgin a ...

Sun, surf and a bit of history in Mexico

A travel blog entry by shannen.luke

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... 10km off the coast of Playa. Here we bought a cheap package deal that included snorkling the three reefs that surronded the island and renting a scooter to travel around on (more on the scooter later). Our snorkling trip was awesome. A small boat took a group of us out to the reefs where we were able to dive and swim with a wide range of fish, including barracuda's. It was a choice experience as the ocean was clear and so warm. Following our dive, we picked up ...

Izamal

A travel blog entry by thevillatievoli

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... were specially carved for the visit of Pope John Paul II a few years ago. On the alter is a statue of the Virgin and the people of the town have made intricately embroidered gowns for the statue. The museum contains several and they are remarkable. Some contain silver and gold threads. The current group of monks has said to the people, please, no more dresses, use the money for the people they need it more. One must respect people with such a practical outlook. ...

Driving, Diving, and Drizzles

A travel blog entry by katdiana

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... bottom, we decided it must be an illusion and dove in. The water was even warmer here and swimming into the spot of light was fun. By this time is was getting a little later in the day and other groups were appearing. But only a few.

The third cenote had another nice staircase, but getting into the water was a little challenging. Your two options are to jump off the platform that is at least 10 feet high, or scale down the rocks with a ...

The yellow town

A travel blog entry by toniriemer

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... the top and then built the convent on top of it. It has a very large atrium and many religious gatherings take place inside it. Inside the church, we saw the famous Izamal virgin; she is believed to have special powers and is often taken out to areas that are going through a bad time in order to bring them luck. They actually kept a written record, carved into stone, of when she was away from Izamal and these stones can still be seen on some ...

Location

This hotel, located on Calle 31 #251 entre 22 y 24, Izamal, is near Spanish Wells, Gaulding's Cay, Tarpum Bay, and Rock Sound.
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3.50 of 5 stars Very Good