Maya on the Internet

Maya World Studies Center
Mérida, Yucatan, México


Hudson Museum - University of Maine, Orono, Maine, USA. Worldviews: Maya Ceramics from the Palmer Collection. Ceramics produced by ancient Maya scribes and artisans contain a wealth of information about religion and beliefs and show views of the worlds important to the Maya.


Fantastic photos of Maya Archaeological Sites in Mexico, Belize and Guatemala by B. McKenzie.

Great photos of Chichen Itza, Uxmal and other Maya archaeological sites by the Villanova University.

Stevan Davies' Maya Art Pages have great photographs of Maya vases by Justin Kerr and a photographic journey through the classic Maya site of Copan, in Honduras. Arguably, the finest painting and sculpture produced by the Maya civilization during its classic period (400-800 A.D.).

David R. Hixson of Tulane University's, Department of Anthropology has an excellent collection of Mesoamerican Photo-Links.

Maya Ecology

Ecoturismo Yucatan Tour Operator - Since 1989 this company has established an excellent reputation for creating Custom Designed Tours to fit your specific interests and needs. They operate tours that focus on one or a Combination of the following areas: Birdwatching, Natural History, Archaeology, Culture, Adventure (Kayaking).

Scuba Diving in Maya territory

Scuba Diving the Maya Land, The Akumal Dive Shop, a highly recommended scuba diving operation to explore the Maya Reef (the world's second largest coral reef in front of Mexico's Caribbean coast) and the Maya Cenotes (inland fresh water caverns).

Aventuras XTC Dive Center - A full service dive center in Xcalak, Quintana Roo, México, offers PADI recreational scuba training--everything from Bubblemakers to Nitrox and all levels in between. Recreational diving, Chinchorro Atoll dive trips, fishing-fly and deep sea, snorkeling, and sightseeing tours.

Lodging in Maya land

Ecological lodging by the sea in comfortable Maya style cabañas? Experience Costa de Cocos in Xcalak, Quintana Roo, a natural gateway to the best fly fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling and sea kayaking adventures on the Caribbean Coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. Costa de Cocos has been commended for its care for nature's bounty and commitment to its respect.

Discover the beauty of an island of the Maya. Holbox Beach Hotel Faro Viejo graciously stands on the seashore of one Mexico's most beautiful and uncrowded islands, an oasis for travelers who enjoy comfort and the natural beauty of a destination unknown so far by most people. Holbox Island's bird watching, fishing and fine sand beaches will delight you.

The Maya Caribbean coast is amazing, enjoy it staying at Akumal's most prestigious resort. Las Casitas Akumal exclusive location on the calm, turquoise waters of Akumal Bay will offer even the most discriminating visitor all that might be expected - and more. Akumal Bay - the jewel of Mexico's Riviera Maya. Once visited…. Never forgotten. Las Casitas offers spacious, air conditioned, two bedroom "casitas" (little houses) located on Akumal Bay's beautiful seashore. Your private Casita is only steps away from the powdery white sand and turquoise blue Caribbean Sea.

Yoga in a superb ambience in the land of the Maya? Yes, you will find this plus amazing deserted beaches, exquisite vegetarian and seafood cuisine, world class massages and treatments, tours to the area's Maya sites, airport transportation and more in Tulum, Mexico at this prestigious resort. Maya Tulum, bathed by the magical and warm waters of the Caribbean Sea. It is located at the entrance of the national park Sian Ka'an (mayan for 'where the sky is born'), an intact biosphere reserve of lagoons, mangroves, tropical rain-forest and beaches. Maya Tulum is a community center designed to provide a natural and supportive environment for individuals and groups searching for relaxation and well-being within the context of personal growth.

Maya Information

Mesoweb is a great website that explores Mesoamerican cultures, even has a searchable encyclopedia.

The Popol Vuh, the sacred book of the Maya relates the story of creation. Translation by James A. Fox, Ph.D., Assoc. Professor Dept. of Anthropological Sciences, Stanford University.

The Maya Astronomy Page, information on Maya mathematics, glyphs, calendar and astronomy, along with additional links.

Burials can reveal many aspects of a culture: religion, trade, society, public health, etc. From a religious perspective, burials mostly reveal the ancient Mayas' beliefs about the afterlife.

Art depicts sacrifice and bloodletting as a primary element of Maya ritual. Numerous murals show lords and kings puncturing themselves with stingray spines, thorns, or lancets.

The Maya of Guatemala, you will enjoy this excellent listing of Maya links.

GB Online's Mesoamerica, pages that focus on various aspects of the study of Native American culture.

Abington Friends School
, a tangible connection to America's Quaker heritage teaches Maya culture to its students.

Welcome to Tzuc Te - The World Tree, much information about the Maya.

Maya Civilization--Past & Present, Native American culture's site, has a section dedicated to the Maya with many links to Maya info.

Hermetic Systems, this website is a very good information resource, and it provides access to software, either free or affordable. It has complete sections on Calendar Studies and Date/Calendar Software.

The Mayan Epigraphic Database Project (MED), an experiment in networked scholarship with the purpose of enhancing Classic Mayan epigraphic research.

Ancient Mesoamerican Civilizations, a great website by Kevin L. Callahan of the University of Minnesota Department of Anthropology. It supplies information regarding Mesoamerican Civilizations. The primary groups addressed are the Maya, Mixtec, Zapotec, and Aztec.

Maya Travel

Mérida, Capital city of the State of Yucatán is by far your best entryway to Mexico's Maya World. When planning your visit be sure to enjoy Internet's version of an excellent local publication Yucatan Today-The Travel Guide. It provides up to date information on just about anything you want to know regarding this area.

Today's Maya Art

Arte Maya Tz'utuhil Gallery, painters and paintings from the highlands of Guatemala.


A good source for Maya-related books is: A Clean Well Lighted Place for Books.

Four Ahau Press
, publishes new perspectives relating to the cosmology of the Maya.


Usenet newsgroup: sci.archaeology.mesoamerican . Basic discussions about Pre-Columbian topics. Here is a link to its FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) file.


A very good selection of Typical Mexican Cuisine recipes can be found at this University of Guadalajara website. Some are of Maya origin, and all are certainly Mesoamerican. Enjoy!


The Indigenous Information Exchange
, a new aboriginal resource site.

Taco, a Maya dog and His Ancestors

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