Espita is a village located in the Mexican state of Yucatan.
During the pre-Hispanic period, the site where the village now stands belonged to the province of Cupules, Mayan population. The arrival of the Spaniards in 1549 transformed the city and its architecture, including the construction of its church and various colonial-style houses.
Today Espita is characterized by its preserved and authentic appearance where Mayan and Spanish traditions are intertwined. The colonial architecture but also the traditional houses, the palapas, coexist.
The richness of Monte Yucateco surrounding the city offers the opportunity to discover a rich and varied vegetation as well as a preserved wildlife.
Ideally located, Espita allows you to visit many tourist sites such as Chichen Itza, Rio Lagartos or Valladolid but also to discover new exclusive and authentic places.
Their name comes from the Maya dz’onot meaning “sacred well”. Many intimate or spectacular cenotes with crystal clear waters surround Espita.
Ek Balam is a Mayan archaeological site that means “Black Jaguar”. The history of this site dates back to 300 BC and extends to the arrival of the Spanish settlers and is one of the two major sites in the region along with Chichen Itza.
Las Coloradas is located in the protected reserve of Rio Largartos. Its pink colour and the presence of pink flamingos make this place unique and very photogenic.
Rio Lagartos is a nature reserve where pink flamingos, pelicans and crocodiles live together. From the small fishing port, this site can be discovered by boat through the mangrove swamp and also offers a lovely sandy beach.