Welcome to Yucatán. First, head to the Palacio Municipal to go on the free bilingual tour of the main square at 9:30 am. Then, discover other interesting points in the area such as Tercera Orden church. Finish with a delicious lunch at MUGY.




Ready for a day trip? Spend the day at Hacienda Mucuyché swimming in the two cenotes, relaxing in the gardens, checking out the old constructions, and learning about fascinating history. Enjoy lunch in their restaurant before heading back to Mérida.




For many people, majestic Chichén Itzá is an experience you can’t miss while traveling through Yucatán. You have several options to get there: you can drive, use the transportation service ADO provides, or hire a package with a company like Destino Mérida.




Spend the day in Santa Lucía. In the morning, discover tempting stores like Ki’Xocolatl, Between the Lines, Miel Nativa, and Kukul Boutik. In the afternoon, try fantastic flavors at restaurants like La Tratto, Avec Amour, and Rosa Sur 32°.




Have breakfast at the Santa Ana market and then go explore the art galleries that are nearby: Nahualli, La Sala, and SoHo Galleries. When you’re ready for a little pick-me-up, walk along Paseo de Montejo and pop into irresistible restaurants like Casa Chica and Hennessy’s.




Head to Izamal to see the San Antonio de Padua convent and the Kinich Kakmó pyramid before having lunch at the award-winning Zamná restaurant. In the evening, back in Mérida, see the “Piedras Sagradas” video mapping on the Cathedral starting at 7:45 pm.




At 8 am, go to the Maya site of X’Cambó and then bop over to the pink salt lakes of X’tampú to snap a photo.  When you finish, learn about bees in Sinanché and end your day under the palm trees in San Crisanto. A perfect ending to your stay in Yucatán. 



Maggie Rosado
Editor of Yucatán Today





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