Our History

An Enduring Tradition

Our History

In 1921, Mayaland founder Fernando Barbachano Peón, whom is considered the nations travel industry pioneer, brought the first tourists to Chichen Itza. He was able to convince folks to leave their Ward Line cargo-cruise ship at the gulf coast port of Progreso, and follow him into the jungle. His achievement marked the beginning of organized tourism in Mexico.

Today, with the same enthusiasm and charisma, his family continues to show travelers the best of the Yucatan.

Mayaland is the gateway into two very different worlds; the quiet glories of Old Yucatán, and the might of the ancient Maya. To fully appreciate the magic of the Yucatán, you must experience both.