Collected by carol sullivan
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...
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...
Centro, 97000 Mérida, Yuc., Mexico
We were lost one evening in Merida while driving to our hotel, and ended up in a quiet residential neighbourhood. There was a street cart parked at a junction and many residents came out of their houses to buy bags of churros, so of course we...
Calle 57 x 62, Parque Santa Lucia, Centro, 97000 Mérida, Yuc., Mexico
For a good meal in Merida, look no further than La Chaya in the Centro area. While the hostesses dressed in traditional costumes and tortilla making demonstration may seem a little kitschy, it's all part of the fun and buzz of this eatery that is...
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 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...
Calle 60, Centro, 97000 Mérida, Yuc., Mexico
Did you ever feel like Alice in Wonderland after she drank from the drink-me bottle and grew really, really tiny? Stand in front of the door to Catedral de Merida, the oldest church in the Americas, and you will understand. This almost 500 year...
Calle 49 No 516 x 62 y 64 Col Centro, Centro, 97000 Mérida, Yuc., Mexico
Many times in Mexico, travel experts suggest that non-locals avoid tap water. This is correct - advice worth following. Many tourists however, avoid all popsicle stands that offer fruit + water popsicles, missing a truly unique opportunity to try...
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 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...
Mercado de Santiago, Calle 57, Barrio de Santiago, Centro, 97000 Mérida, Yuc., Mexico
Cochinita Pibil, a Yucatecan style of slow-roasted pulled pork is the quintessential dish in the cuisine of Yucatán. If you haven’t sampled it, you’ll quickly realize how important it is within the local culture when you visit. Eaten by locals for...
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