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Destination: Izamal

Victory Sailing Dates Which Call Here:

Local Info and Resources:

  • History – Local Partner 1 Tour guide and historical perspective.
  • Nightlife – Local Partner 2 Private parties at local hotspots.
  • Food – Local Partner 3 Dining and reservations guide.
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Getting to know Izamal

Izamal is one of only two “magic towns” in the Yucatan peninsula, a designation that signifies its historic importance, cultural value, and accessibility. The first thing any visitor notices is that the entire town is painted yellow—colonial buildings, the market, the convent, everything! It is known as the ciudad amarilla or ciudad dorada (the yellow or golden city). It is also known as the ‘City of Three Cultures’: a mixture of the ancient Maya, the colonial Spanish, and the modern Yucatan.

Our All-inclusive Visit

Victory guests will tour the city in the morning by horse-drawn carriages, stopping at one of the top restaurants in Izamal for a special luncheon experience of the foods of the Yucatan, prepared exclusively for our guests. After lunch, we visit several of the craft markets and museums that have made Izamal a center for folk art.

Destination: Izamal

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Victory Sailing Dates Which Call Here:

Local Info and Resources:

  • History – Local Partner 1 Tour guide and historical perspective.
  • Nightlife – Local Partner 2 Private parties at local hotspots.
  • Food – Local Partner 3 Dining and reservations guide.

Getting to know Izamal

Izamal is one of only two “magic towns” in the Yucatan peninsula, a designation that signifies its historic importance, cultural value, and accessibility. The first thing any visitor notices is that the entire town is painted yellow—colonial buildings, the market, the convent, everything! It is known as the ciudad amarilla or ciudad dorada (the yellow or golden city). It is also known as the ‘City of Three Cultures’: a mixture of the ancient Maya, the colonial Spanish, and the modern Yucatan.

Our All-inclusive Visit

Victory guests will tour the city in the morning by horse-drawn carriages, stopping at one of the top restaurants in Izamal for a special luncheon experience of the foods of the Yucatan, prepared exclusively for our guests. After lunch, we visit several of the craft markets and museums that have made Izamal a center for folk art.

More about Izamal…

Izamal was built on top of one of the oldest Maya settlements, established as early as 300 BCE, and the Kinich Kak Mo pyramid remains the largest pyramid platform in the northern Yucatan. The arrival of Spanish Fransiscan monks in 1549 set in motion the construction of the Monastery of San Antonio de Padua Pope John Paul visited Izamal in 1993, commemorated by a statue of the pope in the convent’s courtyard. The Vatican yellow color of the town is a tribute to the Pope’s visit.

Local Info and Resources:

  • History – Local Partner 1 Tour guide and historical perspective.
  • Nightlife – Local Partner 2 Private parties at local hotspots.
  • Food – Local Partner 3 Dining and reservations guide.

Getting to know Izamal

Izamal is one of only two “magic towns” in the Yucatan peninsula, a designation that signifies its historic importance, cultural value, and accessibility. The first thing any visitor notices is that the entire town is painted yellow—colonial buildings, the market, the convent, everything! It is known as the ciudad amarilla or ciudad dorada (the yellow or golden city). It is also known as the ‘City of Three Cultures’: a mixture of the ancient Maya, the colonial Spanish, and the modern Yucatan.

Our All-inclusive Visit

Victory guests will tour the city in the morning by horse-drawn carriages, stopping at one of the top restaurants in Izamal for a special luncheon experience of the foods of the Yucatan, prepared exclusively for our guests. After lunch, we visit several of the craft markets and museums that have made Izamal a center for folk art.

More about Izamal…

Izamal was built on top of one of the oldest Maya settlements, established as early as 300 BCE, and the Kinich Kak Mo pyramid remains the largest pyramid platform in the northern Yucatan. The arrival of Spanish Fransiscan monks in 1549 set in motion the construction of the Monastery of San Antonio de Padua Pope John Paul visited Izamal in 1993, commemorated by a statue of the pope in the convent’s courtyard. The Vatican yellow color of the town is a tribute to the Pope’s visit.