International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples


International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples was commemorated on August 9. This date was established by the United Nations General Assembly to recognize indigenous communities and the valuable contributions they have made to the world.

Mexico is home to a large number of indigenous groups, including the Maya, considered to be the largest group in America, occupying an extensive region that includes El Salvador, Honduras, Belize, Guatemala, and the Mexican states of Yucatán, Campeche, Quintana Roo, Chiapas and Tabasco.

The Mayan world is considered one of the most enigmatic and one of the most amazing cultures that humanity has ever seen. Their legacy is still present in the impressive cities they built and their language and invaluable knowledge.

Today, the majority of Mayan people live on the Yucatán Peninsula. The jungle of Quintana Roo has the most deeply rooted communities, who preserve the customs and traditions that they inherited from their ancestors. In many of these communities, the Mayan language is the only form of communication.

Sunset World is privileged to be located in this region, with its glorious culture, ancient traditions and sustainable practices, which inspire us to create unforgettable experiences for our guests.