AUTHENTICITY AT ITS BEST
Talking about a different state (& what once was a self-declared country), Yucatan is home to the first city to be colonized by Spanish people, located 3 hours away from Cancun’s airport. The trip may seem long, but it has become one of our favourite spots to visit while in México.
Colourful, colonial houses & buildings from the year 1800s give this city a sense of well-preserved antique goodness. Mérida is one of the most authentic places we’ve been to, throughout the years, it has managed to stay true to its roots & traditions, leaving vivid & visual experiences for travelers. Aside from this capital, you can easily go to other places around the region: Cenotes, pink beaches, historical ‘haciendas’ & huge archaeological sites are all part of the Yucatán Peninsula.
Better to travel:
+ Mostly all year long, Yucatan receives less tourism per year than Quintana Roo.
HOW MANY nights stay?
3 - 5 nights
Yes! Best ones out there, we believe.
+ Sunny days or rainy tropics (Mérida can get really hot and humid during most of the year).
+ Culture, nature and great gastronomy
+ A trip to the past, Mérida is often compared to the Havana, Cuba. Which we do, too.
What we love:
Colors, textures and that historic sense that will never be lost, this city is that ‘Instagrammable’ colored walls your feed could use.
But it is also a place that keeps a deep knowledge and love for its traditions and culture. Mérida is very interesting in a lot of different ways.
Another plus, it has magnificent archaeological sites nearby, like famous Chichen Itza or our personal favourite, Uxmal.
+ Birthday party
+ Bachelor / Bachelorette
+ Group trip
+ Family trip
+ Take a night stroll around 'Centro', it is quite beautiful & safe, plus there are a lot of excellent souvenir options & great desserts.
+ Respect this place's traditions, they are pretty serious when it comes to being nice & polite.
+ Bring cash money with you at all times, Mérida is a bigger city (than the other ones we have listed), but its best to have cash at hand.