Welcome to Yucatán! Stay at Champaal Boutique Hotel located on the iconic Avenida Colón. Get to know more about Mérida by taking the free bilingual tour that leaves from the Palacio Municipal. In the evening, visit Picheta for dinner with an incredible view of the Catedral San Ildenfonso.
Start your day early by going to Motul for a breakfast of Huevos Motuleños, afterwards take a tour of this city, birthplace of the statesman Felipe Carrillo Puerto. When you’re finished, head to San Crisanto for beaches, mangroves, and lots of coconut. For a place to stay, check out Hospedaje K’anab-Nah.
Take the coastal highway to Progreso, this will take you along 50 km of estuaries, mangroves, palm trees, and coastline – it’s a stunning drive that is meant to be enjoyed. Once you arrive, have lunch at Almadía with a view of the Malecón and have a coconut cream for dessert. Continue your drive to Mérida.
If you’re looking to connect with the ancestral Maya, visit Chichén Itzá. Try to get there early to beat the heat and the crowds. After that, enjoy the unique geology and nature of Yucatán at cenote Tsukán. When you’re finished, head back to Mérida for dinner and a Pisco cocktail at Peruano.
Start your morning with breakfast at the Santiago market and then spend the day discovering this neighborhood and Santa Lucía. Don’t forget to stop by La 68, Kukul Boutik, Ki’Xocolatl, and Fundación de Artistas. In the evening, experience the city’s nightlife at Mercado 60, Pipiripau and La Bianca.
See some of the city’s art galleries such as El Caimito, La Cúpula, and Lagalá. After, you can’t leave Mérida without taking a stroll along Paseo de Montejo and stopping by tempting stores such as Casa T’hó, El Estudio!, and Paloma van den Akker. End your day with ice cream at Sorbetería Colón.
Start with a Sunday brunch at Tala which is right at the Remate Paseo de Montejo, it will give you the energy you’ll need to cycle in the Biciruta. When you finish, go get your last souvenirs at Paseo 60, visit Entrepiso for unique Yucatecan artisan creations; and Ábito, for the classic linen Guayabera.
Editorial by Maggie Rosado
Photography by various sources for their use in Yucatán Today
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