Stay at Villa Octavia and walk down the streets of Centro to see the city. Have a bite at Manjar Blanco, in front of Parque Santa Ana, and spend the afternoon touring Paseo de Montejo. Finish your first day with delicious ice cream at the iconic Sorbetería Colón.




Pack snacks, your face mask, hand sanitizer, and lots of water to discover the Convent Route. First, visit the Plaza de las Tres Culturas in Acanceh; then the majestic site of Mayapán, and finish with lunch in Maní. Drive back to Mérida, you’ll sleep like a baby.



Have breakfast at Merci located in Paseo 60. After, spend the day exploring the Centro Histórico and making stops at the Plaza Grande, the MACAY, and the Catedral San Ildefonso. For dinner, try Cartas a Frida, an international restaurant with bold Mexican flavors.



Start your day at MidTown Café and then get ready to see the site of Ek Balam. After discovering the impressive archaeology, drive to the Pueblo Mágico of Valladolid where you can spend the night at Hotel Le Muuch.



Head to Progreso for a swim, Pulpo al Ajillo, relaxing on the beach, and a stroll along the Malecón. Come back to Mérida after a soothing day on the coast.





Visit the Iglesia del Jesús (Tecera Orden) and try to point out some of the stones with Maya designs that are still visible on its façade. Finish your expedition with Kibbeh and Labne at Siqueff. In the evening, have dinner at Hennessy’s.



Have breakfast at Voltacafé in Plaza Carmesí, right in the heart of the Barrio de Santa Lucía. After your meal, stay and browse the beautiful books and items in the adjoining stores such as Between the Lines. In this neighborhood, you’ll continue to see irresistible boutiques and colonial architecture.




Editorial by Maggie Rosado
Editor of Yucatán Today
Photography from different sources for use in  Yucatán Today

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