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The population of this fun Yucatan destination is nearly 700,000.

The national capital, Mexico City, is located 630 miles west of Merida, while Kinchil is 20 miles to the west.

Take a walk on the wild side with the animals at any of the zoos in Merida. The Animaya is considered to be the region's top option. Together with the Zoological Park of Centenario and the Parque Zoológico del Centenario, you are guaranteed to have plenty of chances to take photos of the animals.

Merida has a range of casinos, which are worth stopping at if you're feeling lucky or you just like the lively gaming atmosphere. The Diamonds Casino and the Juega Juega Casino are known as the area's most visited choices. That said, the Casino La Cima and Diamonds Casino are also worth checking out.

Pack a picnic basket and experience the season's colors at one of the lush public parks. Hidalgo Park and Cenote X'batun are two popular choices. Parque de La Mejorada and Chelentun Cenotes are also worthwhile.

If you are traveling to Merida, drop by Merida Tourism Office to find out more about this area.

If you're after a bit of time outdoors and want to see this area's coast, you should head out to Progreso Beach or Progreso. These scenic spots are ideal for lying back and simply watching the world float by.

To see the wild areas for which Merida is renowned, take a trip to several of its beautiful protected reserves. The most significant in the region are Calcehtok Caves and Grutas de Calcehtok. Also, have a look around Reserva de la Biosfera Ría Celestún or Grutas de Loltún if you can.

This destination is a gold mine of great facts and stories, and you'll find plenty to explore within the halls of its exhibition spaces. Savor the contemplative atmosphere as you check out the different displays at the Macay Museum and the Casa Frederick Catherwood. The Great Museum of the Maya World and the Popular Art Museum are a couple more that are worth looking at.

The Anthropology and History Museum paints a picture of the unique natural resources in Merida, and it's just one among this area's numerous nature museums. Stare in amazement at the array of remarkable animal skeletons, and stroll around the exhibits about the origin of the country's natural treasures. A number of other museums of natural history are also worth visiting, such as the Museo del Pueblo Maya, the Gran Museo del Mundo Maya and the Museo Regional de Antropología.

Build on your appreciation of art, and maybe even find something to take back home with you, at one of Merida's various gallery spaces. Soak up the chic atmosphere at the Casa Montes Molina Museum and the Centro Cultural y Artesanal. If these leave you feeling energized, wind up your day at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo and the Museo Casa Montejo.

One of the most popular museums of its kind in the area, the Museum of the City of Merida is a must-see attraction. The Museo de la Ciudad is also worth visiting.

While in the area, tour its historic buildings and places for a window into the area's rich and colorful history. Start your history lesson by heading to Dzibilchaltun Ruins and the much-loved Mayapan Mayan Ruins. Also popular with history buffs and photographers are the Teatro Peon Contreras and Montejo House.

If you like discovering stately palaces featuring impressive architecture, these two palaces in the Merida area are certainly no exception. Palacio del Gobernador and Palacio de Gobierno are the perfect places to explore the region's captivating cultural and social history.

Marvel at the architecture as you make your way through some of the well-protected spiritual buildings in Merida. Start with Merida Cathedral and the Governors Palace. A historical trip wouldn't be complete without time spent at Tixcocob Church and Iglesia de Dzidzantún.

Despite all the fabulous sights you've squeezed into your schedule, visits to the Yucatan Country Club and the Merida English Library are a good way to see something a bit different.

When a destination is as exciting as Merida, it's no surprise there's a massive range of room and apartment options to select from. You'll find 81 Merida lodgings on Expedia's convenient hotel booking pages.

Looking at the higher end of the range, you'll find a great night's sleep at the Hotel Casa Azul, at Calle 60, 343, Centro, or the Rosas & Xocolate Boutique Hotel, at Paseo de Montejo 480. The Art Apart Hostel, at Calle 60 No. 456A x 53 y 51, and the Hostal Casa Nico, at Street 63 N 517 crosses 68 7 66 A dtwn are two lower priced offerings that you may find worth investigating if you're looking to save a bit of cash.


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