Animals

Mariposario (butterfly house) at Parque Científico Tecnológico de Yucatán

Observe and learn everything about butterflies.

Sierra Papacal – Chuburná Puerto Highway Km 5
Tel. (999) 341 0038

Parque Zoológico del Centenario (zoo)

Say hello to the animals at the Centenario zoo, daily from 8 am to 5 pm, and don’t forget to take a ride on the little train or the cable car.

Av. Itzáes x 59, Centro
Tel. (999) 928 5815

Parque Zoológico Bicentenario Animaya (safari style animal park)

Enjoy a safari day at Animaya. See the animals in their natural habitat on special transportation. From Tuesday to Friday, 10 am to 12 pm and 1:30 pm to 4 pm. Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 12 pm and 1:15 pm to 4 pm.

Calle 60 #866, Ciudad Caucel
www.merida.gob.mx/animaya

Skills

Actix Park

Enjoy a day with lots of fun at Actix Park. Show off your skills on the zip-line, go karts, mini golf, climbing wall, giant labyrinth and much more. Fun for all ages.

Periférico Norte beside CRIT Yucatán
Tel. (999) 316 2255
www.actixpark.com

Pista de Patinaje (ice skating rink)

Escape from the heat! Enjoy a cool moment at the ice skating rink in Centro Comercial Galerías. You don’t need to know how to skate; the instructors can help you. Skates for rent.

Centro Comercial Galerías
Calle 60 Norte, Col. Revolución
www.galerias.com

Xtreme Jumping

Jump, jump, and keep on jumping on the trampolines at Xtreme Jumping! The whole family can show how good they are at jumping like a cricket.

Gran Plaza
Tel. (999) 941 9391
www.xtremejumping.com

Activities

Bici Ruta

The streets of Centro and Paseo de Montejo are closed every Sunday from 8 am to 12:30 pm. Bicycles for rent.

Paseo de Montejo and Centro

Gran Museo del Mundo Maya (Maya museum)

See the children’s movies that will be projected at the Sala Mayamax in the Gran Museo del Mundo Maya. Free.

Calle 60 Norte #299
Tel. (999) 341 0435
www.granmuseodelmundomaya.com.mx

 

 

 

Day Trips

El Corchito (ecological reserve)

Only 30 minutes from Mérida you will find the ecological reserve of El Corchito. The adventure starts when you get into a boat to cross from one side to the other, and then you can enjoy the fresh water of the three cenotes and two springs.

Blvd. Víctor Manuel Cervera Pacheco Km 2. Dowload the Progreso map
Wednesday to Monday: 9 am to 5 pm

Ría de Progreso (estuary)

After visiting El Corchito, or maybe on another day, you could go to the Ría de Progreso and rent some kayaks and tour the mangroves. Enjoy being surrounded by nature.

Calle 86 s/n Periférico Poniente, Progreso. Dowload the Progreso map
Tel. (999) 340 0459

Hacienda Sotuta de Peón

Ideal for the whole family, learn about how henequén was processed, visit the hacienda in a “truck,” swim in the cenote, and then have a delicious Yucatecan lunch.

Tecoh, Yucatán
Tel. (999) 941 6441

Celestún

Everybody loves Celestún. Hire a boat and do the Ría tour, and see the flamingos. After that go to the spring and enjoy the fresh water.

Download the Península of Yucatán Map to get to Celestún

Campeche

Only two hours from Mérida there is a city where there used to be pirate attacks! In order to defend themselves, they built two forts that you can visit today. At San Miguel fort, there is a museum where you can see remains of boats and weapons.

Download the Península of Yucatán Map to get to Campeche