Incredible natural beauty may be found in the Yucatan Peninsula. There are beautiful white coral sand beaches bordered by turquoise waters. Along its shores is where you’ll find the world-famous Riviera Maya. The area is particularly well-known for its lush woodlands, which have numerous Mayan temples and Spanish colonial buildings. The vibrant seafloor colors are also a draw for scuba divers and snorkelers. Under a sky the color is of the Caribbean, no less. It’s worth noting that Yucatan, Campeche, Quintana Roo, and Tabasco aren’t the only states in the Yucatan Peninsula. It is a popular misconception that the Yucatán Peninsula is the same as the state of Yucatán. Located between the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, the Yucatan Peninsula has all the Caribbean has to offer. One of the most popular places in all of Mexico. More and more people are taking advantage of low-cost flights from major cities to visit the Yucatan. Although Cancn, Mexico’s famous beach and party resort, is a major draw, the peninsula of Mexico has much more to offer. During our 15-day vacation, we learned about the culture, history, and food of this wonderful part of Mexico. Renting a car is the best way for adventure seekers to see everything this peninsula has to offer. In this piece, we lay out our whole itinerary, from our first day in Cancun to our final stop in the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve through Tulum and Akumal. In addition to the lovely colonial city of Campeche, we also saw the ruins at Bacalar and Calakmul.