Top Attractions in Mérida and Yucatán
Collected by Susannah Rigg
Soak in the spa of a boutique hotel that adheres to age-old indigenous purification practices, wander the rooms of a plantation manor house, or explore the great sites of the Maya, all in this culturally rich and historic region.
Calle 59 572, Barrio de Santiago, Centro, 97000 Ejido del Centro, Yuc., Mexico
English explorer and draftsman Frederick Catherwood and American adventurer John Lloyd Stephens were the first foreigners to rediscover Copán and numerous other Maya cities. Catherwood's extraordinary lithographs, on view at the...
San Felipe Municipality, Yucatan, Mexico
In addition to its cultural riches, the Yucatán is home to astounding biodiversity; it’s easy to get deep into nature on short hops from towns and cities. Ría Lagartos (the name translates to "alligator estuary," a Spanish...
Uxmal, Yuc., Mexico
Maya architecture differs by area and historic period. The architectural tradition known as Puuc features intricate facades and mosaics rising from concrete foundations. The Ruta Puuc is a 25-mile itinerary of roads that pass many examples of the...
Tablaje 642, San Antonio Chablé, 97816 Chocholá, Yuc., Mexico
The Spa at the Chablé Resort—Chablé received the 2017 Prix Versailles for the world’s best hotel—is ground-zero for massages that include a charming bit of local history and tradition. Treatments, administered...
Calle 68 517, Centro, 97000 Centro, Yuc., Mexico
One of the first schools to focus on the flavors of the Yucatán, Los Dos offers hands-on experience for those who want to learn to prepare the region’s celebrated cuisine—a combination of local ingredients and European elements...
Domicilio Conocido, 97822 Tecoh, Yuc., Mexico
Much of Mérida’s 19th-century opulence reflects fortunes made on plantations that cultivated henequen (sometimes also known as sisal), a commodity so lucrative it was nicknamed “green gold.” Prior to the industry’s...
- 1 Travel News The World’s Fastest Growing Tourist Destinations Aren’t Where You Think
- 2 Weekend Getaways This Coastal California Getaway Is the Big Sur You Haven’t Heard of . . . Yet
- 3 Air Travel New Aviation Bill Could Mean Even Smaller Airplane Seats
- 4 Travel News Here’s Why It Seems Like Everyone Is Going to Portugal Right Now
- 5 Travel News Spain Just Named This Small Town Its Most Beautiful Village