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Colonial Cities, Gastronomy

An Iconic Recipe: Behind the Scenes in Izamal

When you discover a new destination, gastronomy always plays a big role; and Yucatán is well known for its cuisine. There are many regional dishes including Cochinita Pibil, Relleno Negro,…

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Valladolid like you Have ever Seen Before!

This colonial city it’s located in an strategic area, at only 2 hours from Mérida if offers a unique combination of architecture, gastronomy and popular festivities. Join us in this…

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Celebration of the Christ Child in Espita

One of the most important festivities in Espita, municipality located in the east of Yucatán (165 km from Mérida, 2 hours approximately), is the celebration honoring the Baby Jesus, Espita’s…

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Colonial Cities, It's very yucatecan

A Colorful Party for the Souls

In Yucatán, the traditional festivity for the Day of the Dead is Hanal Pixan (food of the souls), celebrated by all Yucatecans. In the towns and cities it is celebrated…

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Oxkutzcab: The State’s Orchard

Oxkutzcab “town three times founded” or “place of the breadnut tree, tobacco and honey” is an agricultural center located in the southern part of Yucatán, 100 km from Mérida, in…

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Colonial Cities

Fall in Love with Conkal

When you are in travel mode you want to take advantage of every moment, to visit and discover everything. Conkal offers a different kind of escape, with one of the…

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Colonial Cities, Travel in yucatan

Vibrant Hammocks: Tixkokob

A step back in time to visit an old hacienda? Shop for a hammock with vibrant colors hand-made by regional artisans? Or breakfast on “mondongo” in the mercado? Of course,…

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Colonial Cities, Travel in yucatan

Off the Beaten Path in Yucatán

Let your spirit of adventure spirit guide you along new routes to discover Yucatán. Exploring small towns along the way could be a great way to reach your destination. You…

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Colonial Cities, History

The First Spark of the Mexican Revolution

Valladolid has a very important place in the history of México. The “first spark of the Mexican Revolution,” also known as the Dzelkoop Plan, was an insurrection which began on…

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Colonial Cities

Motul

Only 30 minutes from Mérida, heading out Avenida Yucatán, an excellent highway will take you to Motul, a city with history and various inviting attractions including food, sightseeing, and swimming,…

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Mérida: Capital Americana de la Cultura

Capital of Culture Mérida is in style. In few cities of the world can you find so many cultural offerings; historical, natural, and gastronomic richness; and such a favorable atmosphere…

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A Day on Paseo de Montejo

Mérida is a romantic, Bohemian city that proudly displays its splendid past. Regardless of the reason for your stay, don’t miss a leisurely stroll along Paseo de Montejo, one of…

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Colonial Cities, Traveling & Getting around

Campeche, Land of Heritage and Flavor

Only a two hours’ drive from Mérida, a visit to the city of Campeche, in the neighboring state of the same name, is an excellent opportunity to maximize your stay…

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Colonial Cities

Mérida

Mérida, a city of about 831,000 people (2010 census), is a wonderful mixture of colonial city and cosmopolitan destination. With Mérida as your base, you can visit cathedrals and churches,…

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Barrio de La Mejorada

In recent years, La Mejorada “barrio” (neighborhood) has come to life with bars and restaurants, cultural centers, museums, public offices, music schools, and university campuses, converting this corner of the…

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La Ermita de Santa Isabel

La Ermita de San Isabel is, without a doubt, a charming corner of Mérida. In the Barrio (neighborhood) of San Sebastián in the Centro Histórico, near the old city gate…

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Get to Know Santiago Neighborhood

Today’s “barrio” (neighborhood) of Santiago was the first indigenous village that the conquerors found when they entered T’hó, the Maya city where Mérida is now located, and it was they…

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Centro Histórico (Historic Center) of Mérida

The beautiful “Centro Histórico de Mérida” is one of the largest in México. Here you can find many buildings constructed during the colonial era. Let’s start at the “Plaza Grande”…

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San Ildefonso Cathedral

If you are like most people, you probably admire the magnificence of such a simple and exquisite building as the Cathedral in the city of Mérida. But do you know…

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