The village of Leona Vicario is located in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo on the Yucatan Peninsula, approximately 40 KM Southwest of Cancun. With over 6,000 inhabitants, it is growing into an important connection point between Cancun and the smaller villages of the “Zona Maya.” The town was named for Leona Vicario, the wife of Mexican Independence figure Andres Quintana Roo. The town center has a playground, several small shops, food vendors, and internet cafes. Elsewhere in the village are churches, grocery stores, an interesting cemetery, primary school, and a baseball field. The village has a professional police department and is safe for residents and tourists.
The YPM mission house (known locally as “la casa grande de los Americanos”) is a secure location to comfortably host groups of up to 40 people. Mission workers may sleep in hammocks, as the locals do, or in beds. YPM hosts provide all meals on-site using safe food preparation.