Telchac Puerto

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Telchac Puerto Beach View.

Telchac Puerto is a port town in the Yucatan. It is located about one hour north east of the city of Mérida (65 kilometers) and 30 minutes from Progreso.

Dining[edit]

A bakery and several seafood restaurants are in Telchac Puerto. Fried fish stands, a tortilla restaurant, and restaurants serving ceviche, fried fish, shrimp cocktails, and fish fillets are also available.

Recreation[edit]

There is town plaza, a park with a children's play area and a lighthouse on the small seaside promenade. Three miles west of Telchac Puerto, inland, are the Mayan temples of Xcambo.

During July and August, a fair is in place in the main plaza with booths offering foods, knick-knacks and mechanical rides.

Patron saint[edit]

The Patron saint of Telchac is San Diego de Alcala. Celebratory festivities are held in November.

General information[edit]

  • Population (in 2000): 1,594
  • Area code: 991
  • Weather: Warm and Humid. Rain in summer (June–August). Cold fronts in winter (November–January).

Very quiet fishing village with many houses for rent. Low season is January to April, mostly tourists from North America occupy villas. During summer time which is high season, tourists escape the tremendous heat in Merida in favor of the cooler coastal breeze. Prices for villas double in the summer. Approximately 90% of the residences are either vacant or abandoned, the latter in a state of ruin. Most properties are either for sale or for rent. The beach which is part of the northern Yucatan peninsula faces northerly winds in the winter; as such the beachfront is mostly covered with washed up weeds and many areas littered with plastic bottles. Population is quite friendly, petty theft occurs randomly.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Telchac Puerto
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 28.2
(82.8)
29.2
(84.6)
31.4
(88.5)
33
(91.4)
33.7
(92.7)
33
(91.4)
32.4
(90.3)
32.4
(90.3)
32.3
(90.1)
31
(88)
30
(86)
28.6
(83.5)
31.27
(88.3)
Average low °C (°F) 18.5
(65.3)
18.7
(65.7)
19.8
(67.6)
21
(69.8)
22.3
(72.1)
23
(73)
22.7
(72.9)
23
(73)
22.6
(72.7)
22
(72)
21
(69.8)
19.3
(66.7)
21.16
(70.05)
Precipitation mm (inches) 30
(1.2)
33
(1.3)
13
(0.5)
15
(0.6)
36
(1.4)
94
(3.7)
61
(2.4)
61
(2.4)
124
(4.9)
80
(3)
28
(1.1)
28
(1.1)
603
(23.6)
Source: Weatherbase [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Telchac Puerto, Yucatán". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 21°21′N 89°16′W / 21.350°N 89.267°W / 21.350; -89.267