Due to it’s central location, between the Riviera Maya and the great Maya coastline, Felipe Carrillo Puerto is a strategic base to explore the city and the state. It has over 90% of the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, with two of the 4 access to it, it put up three of the four existing Maya ceremonial centers retaining their culture and traditions, offering history, culture and all the services that you require for an unforgettable stay.
Felipe Carrillo Puerto is an important historical site, being founded October 15th, 1850 under the name of Kaj Noj Santa Cruz Balam K’anpokolche Naj ‘Kaj. It has important historical sites such as: The ancient Catholic Church Balam Nah, built by Maya rebels in the year 1854 in just nine months with 12 meters high, 12 meters wide and 30 meters long, with walls over one meter thick.
Sanctuary of the talking cross, sacred temple and place for the mayan to present offering.
According to the legend, the soldier deserter of troops from Yucatan, Jose Maria Barrera, finds acenote to rest and drink clean water, marking on a mahogany tree a cross to recognize the place, becoming a meeting place and refuge Mayan rebels.
FCP has on its surface over 90% of the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, declared a World Heritage Site.
Economy is based on agricultural production, forestry, fishing and alternative tourism as this moment.
LOCATION: Located in the heart of the State of Quintana Roo, 157 km from state capital, is linked to the following cities: Mérida, Valladolid, Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum and Chetumal.
HISTORIC SITES: These are the places you can visit:
- Culture House
- Mayan catholic church
- Stack the scourge
- Mayan ceremonial center of the talking cross.
- Pitch legendary tree
- Regional Museum of music Popol Nah
ACTIVITIES: Cultural Events, Traditional Festivals, Parties Memorial.