Check into Hotel Wayam Mundo Imperial and discover the Centro Histórico. See the Catedral de San Ildefonso, Casa Montejo, and the original Castro Pacheco frescoes which depict the history of Yucatán in the Palacio de Gobierno. In the evening, have an incredible dinner with the best view in Mérida at Picheta.


Start the morning early and drive to one of the new seven wonders: Chichén Itzá. After you explore, cool off at nearby Ik Kil, a fantastic cenote only 3 km from the archaeological site. Afterward, check-in at Hacienda Chichén Resort, an eco-cultural destination where you can relax poolside before heading to the Noches de Kukulkán video mapping.


On the way back to Mérida make a stop in the beautiful “Yellow City,” Izamal. Take photos of colonial buildings, go to the Kinich Kakmó pyramid, and have lunch at Restaurante Zamná. Don’t forget to visit Hecho a Mano on the main square for a memento. Back in Mérida, go for dinner and drinks at Casa Chica.




Spend the day in beautiful Río Lagartos. First, hire a tour of the estuary to view incredible wildlife, and whenever you get hungry, a seafood feast awaits! Enjoy nature and before the sun goes down, head back to Mérida for dinner at Avec Amour in the Parque de Santa Lucía.




In the morning, visit the landmarks of Paseo de Montejo: The Monumento a la Patria, Museo Palacio Cantón, Montejo 495, and Casa Museo Montes Molina. Then, go for a relaxing massage at Ki’óol Spa. In the evening, check out the music and great ambiance at Mercado 60 where you can dance the night away.




Get your morning coffee at Café Orgánico and check out the Slow Food Market stalls that congregate every Saturday morning. Then, head to Hacienda Xcanatun for a contemporary Yucatecan lunch. After a restful siesta, enjoy the live music at Paseo 60.




For your last day, treat yourself to a special breakfast at T’HŌ Apertivo and walk to Mérida en Domingo on the main square for some souvenir shopping. You can also stop to admire the Tercera Orden church en route. For your last dinner in Mérida, try La Parrilla; some farewell tacos are in order.




Maggie Rosado
Editor of Yucatan Today. Maggie is passionate about tourism, writing, and languages and holds a Master’s degree in Translation.




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