Welcome to Yucatán. Start with the free tour of the first block of Mérida and see Casa Montejo, the Governor’s Palace, and the San Ildefonso Cathedral. When you’re ready for a break, try the coconut ice cream at Sorbetería Colón in the Plaza Grande; perfection!




We’re going to the south of the state. Start at the lookout in Muna to get a gorgeous view of the jungle, then discover the archaeological site of Uxmal. Continue your way to Ticul to purchase traditional handcrafts and try their local specialty: Pollo Ticuleño.




Today we connect with nature in Celestún. Start with a boat tour of the mangroves and go birdwatching. When you finish, head to the beach to rent a Palapa where you can stay until the sun goes down. Don’t want to leave? We don’t blame you. Book a night at Casa de Celeste Vida.




Continue exploring back in Mérida. Go to the Barrio de la Mejorada and visit the Museo de la Canción Yucateca and the church, followed by lunch at Los Almendros. In the evening, stroll Paseo de Montejo and have Panuchos at la Reina de Montejo.



Today calls for a little rest and relaxation in Cenote San Ignacio; swing in the hammocks and savor the Yucatecan flavors in their restaurant. Upon returning to Mérida, have dinner at Mercado 60 where you’ll have lots of options and the chance to dance the night away at their salsa night.



Head over to Progreso to feel the sea breeze while walking along the Malecón, then eat some yummy seafood, and chillax on the beach. Make sure to be back in Mérida in time to check out the “Piedras Sagradas” video mapping which is shown on the façade of the Cathedral starting at 7:45 pm.




On your last day, hop on to a bike for Mérida’s Biciruta to finish seeing the city on two wheels. Don’t forget your facemask and be sure to social distance. The route will take you to the main square for Mérida en Domingo where you can buy all those souvenirs you still need to get. Safe travels!





Maggie Rosado
Editor of Yucatan Today. Maggie is passionate about tourism, writing, and languages and holds a Master’s degree in Translation.



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