About Merida

Merida is the capital and largest city in the state of Yucatan; it is also the cultural and financial hub of south-eastern Mexico. Because of its unique geographic location, strong Caribbean and European influences, and isolation from other parts of Mexico (the direct highway to Mexico City was only completed in 1965) Merida developed a distinct cultural and political identity; and this is overwhelmingly apparent in the local dress, language, cuisine and the observance of holidays and celebrations.


Called, “the white city” Merida’s historic center features elegant colonial buildings, leafy plazas, outdoor markets, museums, art galleries, restaurants, shops and boutiques; in the north-eastern area, visitors find cosmopolitan, contemporary infrastructure. Merida, Yucatan is considered the crossroads of Mexico’s southern geographical region – and it is the departure point for excursions to the ancient Maya civilization’s cities – Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Mayapan and more. Located just a 30 minute drive from Merida’s outskirts, you’ll find cenotes, typical villages, unique countryside and the Gulf of Mexico’s beaches, where birding, and photography opportunities abound. Merida has been recognised as one of the safest cities in Latin America.




For more information and references, please contact Carlos Rosado at: carlos.rosado@yucatandiscovery.com

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