Tekit the capital of the guayabera, marks the beginning of a new touristic circuit


Made of cotton or linen and crafted with love, each embroidery stitch is a multicolored filigree that evokes tradition, elegance. it has been worn by both politicians and artists, and by different characters from the business world, literature, and entertainment. The guayabera is a symbol of Yucatán and Tekit is the “capital of the guayabera”. A city 66 kilometers southeast of Merida.

Then, it is not surprising that the “Legado del Mayab” tourist circuit starting point will be Tekit.

Designed for the Yucatecans “Legado del Mayab” is a circuit that covers the municipalities of Tekit, Oxkutzcab, and Tekax, whose main attractions are focused on meeting the expectations of eco and agro-tourism lovers, adventure tourism, and those who go out to meet an ancestral Yucatan that lives in the memory of many and that hopes to be rediscovered by the new generations.

On Saturday, November 28, a group of local travel agents, tourism industry wholesalers, and local media visited Tekit as part of a promotional strategy that the state Tourism Business Council (Cetur) and the Mexican Association of the Tourism Industry in Yucatán (AMIT), in coordination with the town councils of the three municipalities and sectors involved with the tourism industry to create the “Legado del Mayab” project.


The strategy obeys the idea of ​​supporting the processes of economic reactivation of these municipalities, where tourism constitutes an important pillar for the economy.

It was the mayor of Tekit himself, Armando Medina Koh, who welcomed the visitors on the esplanade of the community’s main park.

The Medina Koh explained that the Tekit community welcomes its visitors with open arms and that although today the smile that characterizes them when receiving tourists is under a mask, their warmth treatment, the “cuddle” and the affection appear at every moment to make the guest feel at home.

“Tekit, the capital of the Guayabera, gives you the warmest welcome and we hope that your stay in this place is pleasant, that you enjoy it and take with you a beautiful memory of the city, its people, and its culture,” he explained.

The Folkloric Ballet “San Antonio de Padua” of the Tekit City Council presented to the visitors the typical pictures of the well-known jaranas, they proudly worn the white costumes with the colorful embroidery that characterizes them. , all with face masks or safety masks.

Also, there was a tour guided to the temple of San Antonio de Padua, patron of the city, whose construction dates from the 17th century and has a baptismal font carved in rock dated 1590.


The Yucatan Post