Merida, in Yucatan, is a city of about 700,000 inhabitants.
It’s approximately 160 miles (257 kilometers) away from Riviera Maya and 170 miles (274 kilometers) from Playa del Carmen.
Merida is filled with history and culture: you’ll find plenty to explore within the halls of its popular museums. Among the most popular cultural and historical highlights in the area are the Casa Frederick Catherwood and the fascinating Macay Museum. History and culture buffs will also love the Great Museum of the Maya World or maybe the Museum of the City of Merida.
Discover the fascinating history this part of the world by investigating a range of its historic sites. Three fascinating heritage sites are the Dzibilchaltun Ruins, the Uxmal Archaeological Site and the Montejo House.
If you're in need of a little nature don’t miss Hidalgo Park and also Parque de La Mejorada. A visit to these parks will ensure your visit to Merida leaves a lasting and leafy impression.
One of the most acclaimed local live performance houses in Merida is the Teatro Peon Contreras. Before the performance treat yourself to a few pre-show drinks at one of the local restaurants.
Visit the Eco Museum of Cacao, if your children want to see how this region came into existence. View the variety of preserved flora and fauna on display while you meander through the museum’s exhibit halls.
Keen golfers will love the challenging fairways at Yucatan Country Club, the best place for a few rounds in in the Merida area. Grab your lucky seven iron and hit the fairways, then end the day in the clubhouse bar sharing a few drinks with friendly locals.
The Merida Cathedral is a long-standing religious building that is well worth checking out. Visit this special place to discover its cultural significance and also to study its design.
Create memories, enjoy the presentations and explore animal biodiversity at Zoological Park of Centenario, an entertaining and fascinating animal park. If you only have a short time to explore, be sure to grab a map so you can quickly find the key exhibits.
Plaza Altabrisa is the perfect place to visit if you enjoy shopping and people watching. Check out what the locals are wearing and then purchase a few souvenirs.