Start the week by enjoying the sea, sand, and sun in one of the most important ports in southeast México: Progreso. Take a stroll along the Malecón, visit the piglets, enjoy the warm waters of the Gulf, and savor the dishes that great restaurants like Crabster and Mobula have to offer. After sunset, return to Mérida to spend the night.
Spend the morning exploring Paseo de Montejo and everything it has to offer. The Quinta Montes Molina and Montejo 495 house museums are excellent opportunities to get a detailed glimpse into the interiors of the houses that the Green Gold left behind in Yucatán. For lunch, you can’t go wrong with a visit to Restaurante Teya, Yerba Santa, Merci, Rosas & Xocolate, or all of the above.
Hacienda Sotuta de Peón, our destination for the day, is an excellent way to explore various aspects of Yucatán in a single visit: the hacienda itself, the cultivation of henequén, a refreshing cenote, delicious food… The experience has something for everyone. To learn more, read the article “Sotuta de Peón: where history comes to life.” Remember that this tour requires a reservation.
When it comes to cenotes, one is never enough, so today we head to Homún, a town with dozens of cenotes that you can visit. You’ll see that no two are the same. If accessibility is important to you, Santa Bárbara is unmatched. You can also hire a guide in the town or venture to choose your own stops. In the evening, why not experience Chichén Itzá through the Noches de Kukulkán video mapping show?
Today we will explore one of the seven wonders of the modern world: Chichén Itzá. Make sure to arrive early to avoid the extreme heat, and always bring sunscreen, a hat, and a bottle of Cristal purified water. It’s always a good idea to hire a certified local guide to make the most of your tour, but if you prefer to explore on your own, you can download our map from the following link: https://yucatantoday.com/en/chichen-itza/. After finishing your tour, you can try the Poc Chuc from one of the Tías of Kaua, or head straight to Valladolid and choose from their wide menu of options. You can stay at the Olbil or Le Muuch hotels.
Valladolid and its charm are ready for you today. Join the free walking tour departing at 9:35 am from the main park, visit the Museum of Ethnic Clothing of México (MUREM) or Casa de los Venados, and stroll along Calzada de los Frailes with its various attractive spots. In the evening, don’t miss the free video mapping show “Noches de la Heroica Valladolid”; check the details on our events page.
How about ending the week in Yucatán’s yellow city? Izamal, one of our four Magic Towns, awaits you for an unforgettable day. Of course, the San Antonio de Padua Convent is a must-visit, and its atrium is a place with views that you’ll want to take advantage of. But don’t linger too long, there’s also the pyramid of Kinich Kakmó, artisan workshops, the Hermano Maya Sanctuary, and, of course, delicious options for traditional food.
More trips in Yucatán planned for you:
- A Seven Day Stay: Mérida, Progreso, Dzilam, Motul
- A Seven Day Stay: Homún, Chichén Itzá, Valladolid, San Felipe
- A Seven Day Stay: Mérida, San Antonio Mulix, Santa Rosa, Celestún, Sisal
- A Seven Day Stay: Izamal, Maní, Kabáh, Tekax
- A Seven Day Stay: Progreso, Motul, Tixkokob, Mayapán
- A Seven Day Stay: Puuc Route, Mérida, Progreso, Sinanché
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