AFAR Explorer’s merida
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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 56A 47A, Centro, 97000 Mérida, Yuc., Mexico
Sorbets made from fresh fruit flavors as diverse as coconut, guava and mamay are served in retro glass bowls. The experience is definitely as much about nostalgia as it is about sorbets. From the hand-painted wooden boards listing flavors to the...
Paseo de Montejo 480, Zona Paseo Montejo, Centro, 97000 Mérida, Yuc., Mexico
With a name like that, it’s no wonder this delightful boutique hotel is a prime spot for romantic getaways in the Yucatan’s capital city. The two pink-colored colonial mansions that Rosas y Xocolate occupies are as charming as they are...
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...
[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 30 Por Calle 37B y Calle 39 315, San Ramón Nte, 97117 Mérida, Yuc., Mexico
We enjoyed our 14-course tasting menu dinner experience at Kuuk. The chefs are inventive in creating dishes symbolic and metaphoric, relating to Mayan culture. One of the dishes was a diorama of a cenote. The pictured dish was a cloud forest green...
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