With 106 municipalities, countless cenotes, beaches, archaeological sites, and haciendas, Yucatán boasts one of the world’s densest cultural landscapes thanks to its ancient and contemporary Maya population. Accept that you’ll never be able to explore it all, but pack in as much as possible with our monthly recommendations for a week-long adventure. Sift through the archives on our website to mix and match your perfect trip!
Welcome to Mérida! Stay at Hotel Marionetas and explore the city on foot. At lunch time, try the Yucatecan-Oaxacan fusion at Apoala and take a swim in your hotel’s pool in the late afternoon. In the evening, attend the traditional “Vaquería” at the Palacio Municipal starting at 9 pm.
Continue seeing Mérida with the Free Downtown Walking Tour which leaves at 9:30 am. After this, pamper yourself with lunch at Rosa Sur 32º in Parque Santa Lucía. Eat dinner at one of Paseo 60’s many options and watch their Trio and Ballet Folclórico show.
Leave Mérida early so that you have plenty of time in Homún. Visit as many cenotes as you can (there are tons!) and once you’re tired of swimming, go to Los Angelitos for lunch. After, check in to Hameki Glamping to enjoy the pool, the fire pit, and to sleep under the stars. Don’t forget to make a reservation!
On your way back to Mérida, take the detour to Mayapán to see the incredible Castillo de Kukulkán and have lunch in Tecoh. Back in Mérida, after a “siesta,” feast on incredible Yucatecan cuisine at MUGY and experience their Jarana Night.
Start your day with breakfast at Alma Calma and then visit some of the local galleries such as Soho, Nahualli Casa de los Artistas, El Zapote and La Cúpula. In the evening, you need to go to Mercado 60, there are 19 different food vendors to try while you dance to the rhythm of their Salsa Night until your feet hurt.
Go to the Teatro Peón Contreras, the Iglesia Jesús Tercera Orden and the Parque Hidalgo in the morning before lunch at El Coyote Maya. In the afternoon, explore the beautiful streets (and stores) of Paseo de Montejo and have Sopa de Lima for dinner in the Mercado de Santa Ana. End your night at the Noche Mexicana at the Remate de Paseo de Montejo.
Swing by “Mérida en Domingo” in downtown Mérida for a Torta de Cochinita breakfast and to buy last-minute souvenirs. After, visit the interactive Palacio de la Música. In the evening, enjoy some Acoustic Soul, beers, and German sausage at La Bierhaus Centro. We hope you’ll visit again soon.
Editorial by Maggie Rosado
Photography from various sources for use in Yucatán Today
More Seven-Day Stays:
- A Seven-Day Stay in Yucatán – April 2019
- A Seven-Day Stay in Yucatán – March 2019
- A Seven-Day Stay in Yucatán – February 2019
- A Seven-Day Stay in Yucatán – January 2019
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