Mérida can get really hot, but guess what? The beach is only 35 minutes away from downtown! Visit Chelem, a favorite for Yucatecos and snowbirds alike. And don’t forget the SPF



Do you like to go out with your best furry friend? We came up with a great list of pet-friendly cafés so you and your pooch can try new treats together.


If you want a taste of cenotes and nature, visit El Corchito eco-reserve right outside of Progreso. You’ll love swimming in the open cenote while watching the birds and raccoons play.



Visit the new concept house Carmesí, located in Barrio de Santa Lucía. Sit down for a coffee and sweet treat at Voltacafé while you flip through a book from Between the Lines – pure vacation bliss.



April 30 is Día del Niño (or Children’s Day) in México. It’s a holiday for children of all ages, so why not take the kids in your life to play at Ponylandia or Hacienda Dzoyaxché?


Explore the Ruta del Mayab. It will take you biking or hiking through the Yucatecan countryside to explore the state like never before. Greta took the tour this month and tells us all about it.



For a different day trip, visit the archaeological site of Oxkintok, followed by a trip to the caves in Calcehtok, which were used by the Maya as a hiding place during the Caste War. You 100% must hire a guide to visit these caves!


Mother’s Day is always held on May 10 in México. So why not treat Mom to an extra special lunch? Maya de Asia at The Harbor is an incredible Asian-Yucatecan fusion spot that is delicious and unique!



During these months of intense heat, nothing beats a natural fruit Champola or Sorbet. Visit Sorbetería Colón on Paseo de Montejo. It’s truly a Yucatecan institution



Traveling on a shoestring – no problem! Mérida has free events each and every night of the week. Check out their calendar at www.merida.gob.mx/eventos and get your dose of culture.

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