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!
Check in at Hotel Luz en Yucatán and begin by exploring Mérida’s downtown: Parque de Santa Lucía, Teatro Peón Contreras, and Plaza Principal. Stop for a bite at Bistrola 57 and in the evening experience the traditional Vaquería at the Palacio Municipal at 9 pm.
Get in the car and head to Dzibilchaltún to explore this archaeological site which is so close to Mérida. Then, go to Hotel Domani in Progreso for check in. There, you’ll be close to the Malecón and the sea. Spend your time having fun in the sun with drinks and yummy food.
Have breakfast at Milk Bar & Kitchen on the Malecón before driving back to Mérida. Back in town, visit El Zapote and La Eskalera galleries. From there, eat a delicious burger at Flamante Burger & Friends. At night, enjoy live music while dining on the rooftop at Mercado Norte.
Before hitting the road, get coffee and sustenance at Estación 72, take a look around at the unique objects and art pieces available, too. Once you’re done, become an adventurer and visit the must-visit spots of Ruta Puuc: Lol Tún, Kabah, Sayil, and Labná.
Discover one of the parks in the traditional neighborhoods of Mérida, such as Parque de la Alemán or Parque de las Américas. For lunch, try the Lebanese flavors at any of the Siqueff locations. In the evening go to the Piedras Sagradas video mapping at the Catedral de San Ildefonso.
Spend the day on Paseo de Montejo. Visit Museo Palacio Cantón, Casa Museo Montes Molina and the Monumento a la Patria. After, pamper yourself at the Rosas & Xocolate spa. At night, go to the Noche Mexicana on the Remate de Paseo de Montejo for traditional music and folkloric dances.
It’s your last chance to experience those Yucatecan traditions: Have a Torta de Cochinita for breakfast, sit and have your shoes shined, and buy your souvenirs at Mérida en Domingo. Then, go to the mezcalería Murciégalo so Mérida can see you off with a bang. Come back soon!
Editorial by Maggie Rosado
Photography from various sources for use in Yucatán Today
More Seven-Day Stays:
- A Seven-Day Stay in Yucatán – June 2019
- A Seven-Day Stay in Yucatán – May 2019
- A Seven-Day Stay in Yucatán – April 2019
- A Seven-Day Stay in Yucatán – March 2019
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