“Mérida, anyone who visits will never forget you. — Miguel Ángel Gallardo.


Dear reader, 


Welcome to this special edition of Yucatán Today, dedicated specifically to our beautiful city of Mérida! With a history spanning over 480 years, it’s no wonder that the capital has countless stories to tell, corners to explore, and secrets to unveil. And because time refuses to stand still, history continues to be written: now that Mérida has been discovered by the global Jet Set, a couple of months is enough to to go back to any given area and find something that wasn’t there before. It’s not easy for our tiny team to keep up with everything that’s happening, but we sure do have fun trying!


That’s why in this edition, we’ve strived to blend Mérida’s classic charm with a dash of modernity, from the mysterious tunnels that lie within its depths to some of the trendiest culinary offerings you can find here. Our exploration also takes us into the recently designated Magical Barrio, which spans across the southwestern part of Centro. However, our journey through Mérida doesn’t mean we’re neglecting the rest of the state: this issue, like every other one, will provide you with all the information  you need to plan any trip around Yucatán, including Yucatán’s brand new Magical Towns—Tekax, Motul, and Espita—and many more destinations.


If you’re one of those whose hearts mourns the end of yet another summer, we hope this edition helps you welcome autumn as a fresh opportunity to venture out and discover all that Yucatán holds for you. We’re thrilled to be going with you!


Carta de la editora, septiembre 2023


By Alicia Navarrete
Communicologist born circumstantially in México City, but who says “uay” since 1985. Life has allowed me to see the world, which in turn has allowed me to discover how much I love the place where I live



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