Xtampú salt banks is a pink paradise located in the Emerald Coast, between Telchac Port and Dzemul municipality. The impressive pink waters took this color due to the high concentrations of salt, where shades exacerbated in some areas. Tour around the Mayan salt banks and see the ponds, which isa perfect place to learn about the artisan process of salt cropping and harvesting in the region, activity performed since the ancient Mayan ancestors’ times, and which flourished during the 20th century in the coastal area called the Pink Lagoon. In the lagoon, you can perform exfoliating activities, and while visiting the lagoon and the ponds, it is feasible to see flamingos at a distance.
After the tour and after learning about the entire process of producing salt, you will visit Xcambó archeological site, which once was the most important commercial hub in the coast, during the early classic times. The next stop will be one of the most beautiful churches in the state of Yucatán, Santa Ana de Dzemul Church, from which its quarry stone façade outstands for its delicate carvings of flowers and geometrical motifs. The next stop is a working henequen hacienda, where you will learn about the henequen process and will walk along the old manor in order to learn about the hacienda’s history. Finally, you will visit Tumben Há tourist center, where you can taste a delicious regional dish, like Poc Chuc. Do not miss this incredible experience just one hour away from Mérida.
It includes guided tours, entrance tickets, and food. It is recommended to bring an additional set of clothing and flip flops.