Spend the night in the treasured Mayaland Hotel and Bungalows in Chichén Itzá, right in the heart of the Yucatán jungle and a stone’s throw from the archaeological site. Read about Cassie’s adventure with her family on page 10.
A favorite Mérida tradition is back! The Vaquería takes place every Monday from 9 – 10 pm on the steps of the Palacio Municipal. Limited seating is available. You can pick up your free tickets at the Centro Cultural Olimpo (Tue. – Sun. 10 am – 8 pm).
Summer evenings are perfect for al fresco dining. Savor Mexican-French fusion on the terrace of Avec Amour, located in Parque de Santa Lucía.
In Chicxulub Puerto, enjoy a variety of foods and drinks made with all-natural coconut. From refreshing coconut water, pie, flan, and cake to coconut-crusted shrimp, you’ll find it all!
The heat is really amping up, time to visit your favorite cenote! Looking for something with amenities? Try Cenote San Ignacio. If you’re down for a “wilder” choice there are lots of options, one being Kankirixché, just 49 km from Mérida.
While exploring the Convent Route, be sure to stop in Maní, known as “the place where it all happened.” This town is known for being the site of the infamous Auto de Fe, when Fray Diego de Landa ordered the destruction of thousands of Maya artifacts, idols, and codices.
For a super artisanal ice cream, check out a city favorite: Helados Lugo in García Ginerés. Their corn and Mamey flavors are extremely popular, but they also prepare seasonal specials, like Ciruela (plum). FB: Helados Lugo
Get off the beaten path, see Mérida from a different perspective, and experience the city like a local. On page 4, Ralf discusses five “hidden treasures” of the White City.
This season, sites like Chichén Itzá and Uxmal are more crowded than usual. Visit Mayapán these holidays to get your dose of archaeology while social distancing.
They say that you should visit the markets if you want to get to know a city. Head over to the Mercado Municipal Lucas de Gálvez to discover handcrafts, food, and local culture.
Editor of Yucatan Today. Maggie is passionate about tourism, writing, and languages and holds a Master’s degree in Translation.
More Top 10 inspiration:
- Yucatán Top Ten: June 2021
- Yucatán Top Ten: May 2021
- Yucatán Top Ten: April 2021
- Yucatán Top Ten: March 2021
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