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Calle 50-A 493, Centro, 97000 Mérida, Yuc., Mexico
Los Almendros is one of the most famous traditional Yucatecan food in México where you can try all the region’s best dishes. Many of the dishes on offer reflect the unique history of the region. One tasty example is queso relleno that shows...
Ekbalam, Yuc., Mexico
Visitors to the Yucatán and the Riviera Maya never miss Chichen Itza, but there is another hidden and almost unknown archaeological Mayan ruin called Ek’ Balam. Set in jungle, the site is not well known because it was discovered much later than...
Calle 59 425, Centro, 97000 Mérida, Yuc., Mexico
The local cantinas in the Yucatán are renowned for filling customer tables with free snacks -or botanas- for each beverage ordered. With each successive round of drinks the snacks get better and by the time you leave, you’ve eaten a great meal. Of...
Calle 19-A, 97300 Dzityá, Yuc., Mexico
Dzitya is a small artisan Mayan town in the Yucatán where the visitors can’t leave with buying some of the beautiful handcrafts that are made there. This community is ten minutes from Mérida. The first time you arrive, you will notice that most of...
Calle 72 63, Barrio de Santiago, Centro, 97000 Mérida, Yuc., Mexico
Each Tuesday around 7:30pm, locals from in around central Mérida descend on the square in Parque Santiago to dance “danzon” under the stars at the weekly event called “Remembranzas Musicales”. A form of dance and music, “danzón” was introduced...
Offering something for everyone, this cenote is located inside the Mayan archeological site of Dzibilchaltún. You can visit a pyramid and swim - all on the same day. Instead of being deep underground, the waters in this cenote sit at ground level,...
Calle 60 476A, Centro, 97000 Mérida, Yuc., Mexico
Mérida’s many historic plazas are jam packed with open air event throughout the year. Popular with tourists and locals alike is Yucatecan “Jarana”, a traditional form of dance accompanied by live music. One of the best places to see the show is at...
Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico
Nachos are not Yucatecan and some people say they are not even Mexican. Whatever the origin, nachos have become a national Mexican dish thanks to the abundance of fresh ingredients and creative recipes developed over time. In Yucatan the nachos...
Camino a Dzitnup, Yuc., Mexico
This is one of the most famous cenotes in Yucatan, and is great for the family. The views are spectacular, with opportunities to see giant stalactites and stalagmites that are both under the the water and hanging from the top of the cave. With...
Calle 31 No. 207, Juan Montalvo, 97320 Progreso, Yuc., Mexico
Yum Ixpu offers fresh seafood, Mexican flavors, and lots of families. This is a local hangout that has plastic chairs, plastic table cloths, large portions, and great prices. This family-owned restaurant is cheap, cheerful, and fresh with a large...
Calle 60 X 17 y 19, Plan de Ayala, 97118 Mérida, Yuc., Mexico
If you want to experience pork tacos with homemade salsas, El Casito de Michoacan is only open Wednesday to Sunday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Homemade salsas are put on some of the largest tacos we have seen. Order one to start as this taqueria could...
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