Merida, capital of the Yucatan


Capital of the state of Yucatan, the colonial city of Merida was founded over an ancient Maya city. The narrow streets and shady plazas create an old-world feeling, as horses and cars traverse the cobblestone streets lined with centuries-old mansions. The city is ideal for those seeking comfort and culture, and is a nicer gateway to the Mayan ruins than Cancun. Merida offers mansions and haciendas that have been turned into luxury boutique hotels, gourmet restaurants and cafes, galleries and museums. A stroll down Paseo de Montejo with traditional Yucatecan music leading your way is the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Best of all, Merida is one of the safest cities in Mexico. Merida has an ideal tropical climate and cool winds that blow in from the nearby coast. The rainy season runs from June through October but any time is a good time to visit Merida.  There are cultural celebrations almost every day. Don’t miss the Anthropology and History Museum with a great collection of Mayan artefacts and explanations of their calendar. As well as traditional eateries there are gourmet restaurants like Rosas & Xocolate; here innovative culinary specialties created by master chefs are sure to satisfy. Contact us to start planning your holiday to Merida.

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