NEW BOOK ABOUT GONZALO GUERRERO

Robert Calder is the author of a recently-published book, A Hero For the Americas: The Legend of Gonzalo Guerrero, which will be of interest to our readers, both the many visitors to the Yucatán Peninsula and those for whom it is home. It is the first book-length English-language non-fiction account of Gonzalo Guerrero both as a historical figure and a growing legend. It has already received a number of very positive reviews, most notably in the American journal Publishers’ Weekly. It is published by the University of Regina Press.

HACIENDA SANTA CRUZ

Check out our soccer field, come organize a game of fut-7 with your co-workers or family, and enjoy the ample gardens of the hacienda. www.haciendasantacruz.com

FULL MOON JAZZ – MORE INFO TO COME!

The 9th annual Full Moon Jazz Festival for Telchac Education will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018.

CALLE 55, NEW NAME AND NEW ADDRESS

The new address of the Spanish school LA CALLE is Calle 67 x 70 y 72, Centro. A better space for new activities: a garden, a cafeteria, and a swimming pool. Cel. 9992 74 31 30. www.calle-55.com

BOTELLA VERDE

Come and sample our brand new “light plates” menu for lunch and dinner! Wednesday through Saturday. Calle 56 #468 x 53 y 55, Centro, in the colonial mansion Hotel Villa Verde Mérida.

BISTRO CULTURAL

We have air conditioning and art exhibition. Painting and photography. See our promotions on page 15. Calle 66 x 43, Centro.

HACIENDA UXMAL PLANTATION & MUSEUM

Experience a Maya cooking class in our Choza Maya. Ask our concierges for details. [email protected], Tel. 01 (800) 719 5465.

MAYALAND HOTEL & BUNGALOWS

Connect with the Maya! Enjoy privileged early sunrise access to Chichén Itzá. Ask our concierges for details. [email protected], Tel. 01 (800) 719 5465.

GRAY LINE TOURS

Explore Uxmal at your own pace with a self guided experience and enjoy the facilities of the hotel Hacienda Uxmal. Book at [email protected] Tel. 01 (800) 719 5465. www.graylinecancun.com

CIS LANGUAGE SCHOOL

Centro de Idiomas del Sureste (CIS, pronounced “sees”) welcomes Spanish students and faculty from Kirkwood Community College, in Iowa, USA. Spanish classes all year round. Calle 52 #455 x 49 y 51, Centro. Tel. (999) 923 0954. [email protected], www.cisyucatan.com.mx

MEDIOMUNDO HOTEL, GIFT SHOP AND VEGAN CAFÉ

Cultural events and live music announcements on [email protected] Visit our gift shop offering fine quality jewelry and artisan crafts made in México. Store hours daily from 9 am to 10 pm. Our vegan restaurant serves international cuisine. See what’s the daily menu on [email protected] Hours: Tue. – Sat. 7 pm – 10 pm. Calle 55 #533 x 64 y 66, Centro. www.hotelmediomundo.com

PILATES MÉRIDA

Sessions to increase muscle tone. Calle 13 #123 x 24 y 26, Colonia México. Tel. (999) 955 1200.

BUDGET CAR RENTAL

New location: Hotel Mérida, Centro Histórico. Tel: (999) 406 8325.

PRIVATE VILLAS IN IZAMAL

Discover this beautiful Magical Town and stay in luxurious and fully equipped villas.
With a privileged location in the heart of the historical center, Villa Luz and Villa San Antonio de Padua offer privacy, comfort and personalized service to their guests. Calle 33 #294 x 28, Centro, Izamal. Tel. (988) 954 0151. Cel. 9994 86 54 73. www.hotelizamal.com, FB: Villa San Antonio de Padua

CASA MUSEO MONTES MOLINA & GIFT SHOP

Mérida is full of culture, be sure to discover the prettiest house in the city. Special discounts for Yucatecans. We have parking. Guided tours in English or Spanish through this extraordinary mansion. Start times: 9 am, 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm and 4 pm. Tel. (999) 925 5999. FB: La Quinta Montes Molina. www.laquintamm.com

MAYAN FAST WHEELS CAR RENTAL

100% Yucatecan company, efficient service and economical rates. Variety of new cars available, all with A/C, standard or automatic. We’ll hlp you design your tour! Cel. 9992 42 50 57. Tel. (999) 925 4667.

GALERIA TRES PAJAROS, ART & ANTIQUES, IZAMAL

Up to 30% off sale. Calle 52 #1803 x 31, Izamal. We have a variety of Mexican handcrafted pieces, photography, custom furniture, paintings, and a selection of local antiques. By appointment: Cel. 9881 03 98 01. [email protected], www.galeriatrespajaros.com

HIDDEN GEM IN CELESTÚN

Casa Celeste Vida Guest House on the beach, 1 km. north of town. Comfort, privacy, great ocean views, fabulous sunsets. 3 suites w/ kitchens, bicycles, kayaks. Calle 12 #49-E, Celestún. Tel. (988) 916 2536. www.hotelcelestevida.com

DOMO GELATO

New ice cream flavor each month. Also coffees, milk shakes, desserts. FreeWiFi. 12 pm – 10 pm. Ave. García Lavín x 27 Fracc. Montebello, Plaza Ateneum. Tel. (999) 469 5413. Twitter & Instagram: @DomoGelato

AN OASIS IN CELESTÚN

Castillito Kin Nah Guest House on the beach. 3 rooms ocean view + casita for up to 4 persons, A/C, Sat. TV, tropical pool. Calle 12 # 47, 1 km north of the village. Tel. (988) 916 2627, cel. WhatsApp 9992 00 55 94. www.castillito-kin-nah.com

MERCADO 60 CULINARY & CULTURAL MARKET

Mezcalito Tun Tun: Another new concept in Mercado 60: a place where you can enjoy different varieties and preparations of mezcal. The highest quality, so you will immediately feel the power of the agave and its great tradition. Tribute nights: every Thursday and Saturday, with excellent groups with incredible talent paying homage to great personalities, musical legends from all genres. Iconic groups from the world of pop, jazz, and soul, in Spanish and English, including Queen, British legend that broke barriers and who we bring back with our great guest bands. Calle 60 x 53 y 51, Centro.

C + NATURAL ECOSTORE

New sunscreens accepted in ecoparks at C + Natural Ecotienda. Come visit us! Av. Reforma #363-D X Av. Colón, García Ginerés. FB: cmasnaturalecotienda. Tel. (999) 286 5563. www.cmasnatural.com.mx

KIOOL SPA FREE MASSAGE

Book your regular facial or massage and get free 10 min more. You decide! Petite Kiool Massage or Kiool Light Feet. We touch your body and you feel it in your soul! Calle 53 #515-A x 62 y 64, Centro. Cel. 9992 16 08 74. Tel. (999) 923 0323. www.kioolspa.blogspot.com, www.hotelcasacarmita.com

ENGLISH TUTOR & COLLEGE COACH

The best college coaching from a professional. Private test prep: SAT, GRE, GMAT, TOEFL. ESL classes. Advanced high school & college English. “How to write an essay.” Applications advice, letters of recommendation, CV’s, essays. Cel. 9992 64 31 68. www.superenglishmerida.com

ST. LUKE’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH

Mass in English every Sunday at 10 am. Calle 76 #581-B x 55, Centro. The Rev. Dr. José Vieira Arruda. The Episcopal Church welcomes you! Cel. 9992 47 15 19. www.stlukesmerida.org

DISCOVER THE TREASURES AT LA POSHERIA

Come to the house of Pox Bankilal, a sacred Maya alcoholic beverage made from the original ancient corn-based recipe. You can enjoy a free tasting of this drink which is considered the bridge between the material and spiritual world, while you admire the magnificent, original wall mural. Discover our carefully selected, unique handmade treasures, made by indigenous Maya artists, each piece with its own story. Exclusive selection of specialty coffees. Paseo de Montejo 486 x 41 y 43. Instagram: @la_posheria

PLAYA 55 BEACH ESCAPE, CELESTÚN

Explore, relax, enjoy! A 9-room guesthouse in Celestún on one of Yucatán’s most beautiful beaches along the Gulf coast. Intimate atmosphere and relaxation amidst nature and authentic cultural experiences. Tel. (988) 916 2000. www.playa55beachescape.com

HOUSE – FURNITURE AND ART

Check out the new arrivals at HOUSE. Furnish and decorate your home and garden in style. Right in the historic center of Mérida (corner of Calle 66 and 39). Every Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, or just call and stop by any day (cel. 9992 24 60 39).

LOS 7 CENOTES

Discover the magic of nature, the mysticism of the cenotes and spoil your tastebuds with the traditional gastronomy of the state, with hosts who will give you VIP, exclusive service where you will have an experience full of emotions in the heart of the Mayab forest. The only place in the world where you can do the Nachi Cocom jump. Do you dare? Tel. (999) 926 2949. Cel. 9996 45 57 22. www.los7cenotes.com

HACIENDA CHICHÉN RESORT

Hacienda Chichen Resort offers you a variety of cultural activities to start 2018, among them: Dia de Reyes and St. Valentin’s Day, plus you can enjoy many Maya traditions at its awarded Yaxkin Spa, Maya wellness center. Tel. (985) 851 0045. [email protected], www.haciendachichen.com