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! Stay at the beautiful Hotel Mansión Mérida and jump on the Turibus at their stop in front of Catedral San Ildefonso to see the city. In the afternoon, visit Coqui Coqui Perfumería, Color Amor, and Kukul Boutik for souvenir shopping. End your first evening at La Recova, in Parque de Santa Lucía.


Reserve a class with Los Dos Cooking School for a day full of Yucatecan flavors. At night, after resting from the cooking extravaganza, go to Parque de Santiago for “Musical memories,” where you can dance to the rhythm of “Danzón” and have Sopa de Lima at the market for dinner.


Start your morning with top-notch coffee and Chilaquiles at Voltacafé. Then, head to Tekax where you can explore the town’s multiple caves, churches, and eco-parks. Drive to Oxkutzcab and stay at one of its hotels so you can continue your adventure the next day.


Get ready for a day of Maya culture: visit Chacmultún, Labná, Xlapak, and Sayil. You will enjoy having these sites practically to yourself as they tend to be rather uncrowded. Drive back to Mérida and after a shower and a rest, eat dinner on the terrace at Pancho’s.


In the morning, have a delicious breakfast at Merci in Paseo 60 and take a stroll down Calle 60 to see historical homes like El Pinar. Starting at 9:30 pm, hit up the Salsa Night at Mercado 60 where you can dance while you choose from the 18 different culinary options.


Spend the day sightseeing in San Crisanto where you can start off by taking a boat tour of the mangrove. Then, hit the beach for a seafood lunch and a dip in the Gulf of México. Return to Mérida, and at 8 pm check out a representation of the ancient Maya’s ball game in the main square,


Have a yummy and healthy breakfast at 100% Natural and visit the Museo Fernando García Ponce to see the contemporary art installations. Then, enjoy Mérida en Domingo in the main square. End your time in Yucatán with dinner and drinks at Restaurante Pich. We hope to see you again soon!


Editorial by Maggie Rosado
Photography from various sources for use in Yucatán Today

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