Mérida Centro and Surrounding Areas

Story hour at MEL

Each Saturday at 9:30 am, they could take me to the children’s story hour at the Mérida English Library.

Calle 53 #524 x 66 y 68, Centro
Tel. (999) 924 8401
FB: Mérida English Library

Gingerbread House (during December)

Yummy, a house made out of real cookies! I want to show my family that is visiting us this delicious house, we can even have a dessert and a hot chocolate.

Hyatt Regency Mérida
Calle 60 x Av. Colón

Parque Zoológico del Centenario

I love animals! Did you know that the entrance is totally free to go visit the animals at Centenario? We can go from Tuesday to Sunday with the whole family. I want to say hello to the giraffes!

Av. Itzáes x 59, Centro
Tel. (999) 928 5815

Parque de las Américas

One of the things that I most enjoy is going to different parks, but my favorite one is Parque de las Américas, it has four sections. In one there is an acoustic shell, where you can speak on one side and you will be perfectly heard on the other, I love it! I also enjoy when my dad rents me an electric car that I can drive around the mini circuit, it’s really fun, and of course each time that we go I must have a “marquesita” or an “esquite.”

Av. Colón x 20 y 22, García Ginerés

North Mérida

Ice Skating Rink

On these holidays I would love to go skating with my parents at the ice rink. I already told my dad that it’s not necessary to know how to skate, we can learn that same day with the help of the instructors.

Centro Comercial Galerías
Calle 60 Norte, Col. Revolución

Xtreme Jumping

I want to jump and jump and jump! Somebody told me about a place where people of all ages can have lots of fun jumping on trampolines. When we go there I will remind my mom to take an extra shirt for me, I was told that we will need it after the workout that we will have!

Gran Plaza
Tel. (999) 941 9391

Cool de Sac

Ideal place to go with a group of friends. While we play, the adults can enjoy the delicious food. Plus there is a special area for kids under 3 years old…so everyone will be happy, even my little brother.

Plaza Mangus
Tel. (999) 406 8012
FB: Cool de Sac Mérida

Gran Museo del Mundo Maya

I love going to the movies, so I already told my parents about the Sala Mayamax at the Gran Museo del Mundo Maya. All the entries are free.

Calle 60 Norte #299
Tel. (999) 341 0435

Fantasilandia (during December)

We could also go during the evening or at night to Fantasilandia, located in the Chedraui Norte parking lot. We can see the “Sueños de Estrellas” (stars’ dreams) on Fridays at 8 pm, on Saturdays at 7 pm, and on Sundays at 6 pm and 8 pm.

Chedraui Norte
Calle 60 Norte #301-A

Parque Zoológico Bicentenario Animaya

Just like in the movies, we can experience a safari-style tour at Animaya. We would drive through the park in a special vehicle seeing the animals in almost their natural habitat. From Tuesdays to Fridays, 10 am to 12 pm and 1:30 pm to 4 pm. Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 12 pm and from 1:15 pm to 4 pm.

Calle 60 #866, Ciudad Caucel

Actix Park

One day we could have lots of fun at Actix Park. They have a zip line, go karts, mini golf, scaling wall, giant labyrinth and more! Fun for all ages.

Periférico Norte beside CRIT Yucatán
Tel. (999) 316 2255

The Little Gym

Physical activity for kids.

Calle 22 No. 273, loc. 3-5, Plaza Punto 22, Fraccionamiento Monterreal
Tel. (999) 406 0888

Day Trips

El Corchito

Only 30 minutes from Mérida you will find the Ecological Reserve of El Corchito. The adventure starts when we get into a boat to cross from one side to the other, and after that we can enjoy the fresh water of the three cenotes and two springs, some are just perfect for my little cousins. I was also told that a family of raccoons lives here, so we could say hello to them!

Blvd. Víctor Manuel Cervera Pacheco Km 2, Progreso
Wednesday to Monday: 9 am to 5 pm

Ría de Progreso

After visiting El Corchito, or maybe another day, we could take the whole family to the Ría de Progreso and rent some kayaks and visit the mangroves. We could get some exercise and also enjoy being surrounded by nature. So much fun!

Calle 86 s/n Periférico Poniente, Progreso
Tel. (999) 340 0459


This is a place that I’m sure that my family will love. We could rent a boat and go for a tour on the Ría and see all the flamingos, they are so beautiful! After that we could go to the spring for a swim. I will tell everyone to take their waterproof cameras, they must take lots of photos.

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Somebody told me that two hours from Mérida there is a city where there used to be pirate attacks! In order to defend themselves, they built two forts that we can visit today, I want to go especially to San Miguel fort…it has a museum where we can see remains of boats and weapons. Also, I want to imagine how it must have been to see all those boats coming toward the coast, from the tallest part of the fort. So exciting!

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