Collected by Courtney Lauderdale
Por la 54 y 56, Calle 47, #471, Centro, 97000 Mérida, Yuc., Mexico
Casa Lecanda, situated off the city centre of Merida, the capital of Yucatan; was easily the most stunning boutique hotels that I have stayed in. The hotel's owners and architects have managed to restore the ruined old hacienda and transform it...
Calle 58 520, Centro, 97000 Mérida, Yuc., Mexico
A trip to Merida would not be complete without making a stop at this legendary sorbet shop that has been open for over 100 years. Situated right across the zócalo (main square), you can sit by the sidewalk and people watch while cooling off over...
Calle 60 496, Centro, 97000 Mérida, Yuc., Mexico
The roaring twenties came roaring back at me as I crossed the threshold of the Gran Hotel. Pasta tile floors, a grand split staircase, intricately carved wooden doors, lofty ceilings, crystal chandeliers, open airy spaces. I could hardly believe...
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...
Calle 77 523, Centro, 97000 Mérida, Yuc., Mexico
Visit one of the most antique, historical neighborhoods in the city with a 500-year-old church Originally separate townships ruled by rival gangs, they are now completely absorbed within the city, yet maintain a unique neighborhood feel. This is...
[no name], Paseo de Montejo 470B, Zona Paseo Montejo, Centro, 97000 Mérida, Yuc., Mexico
Savor French pastries, lemon tart, great coffee, and free wifi as you feel french-ish in the center of Merida. This French bakery is as authentic as you can get and is open until 10 P.M.
Calle 35 193A, Candelaria, 97782 Candelaria, Yuc., Mexico
While visiting Valladolid and checking out the beautiful colonial architecture, I recommend stopping by Arte Rosa Mexicano. It has a great selection of work by local craftspeople, a nice selection of organic bath and body products, a friendly and...
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