Merida is the capital of the state of Yucatan in Mexico and features a rich cultural history. It’s the perfect holiday location because you’ll see ancient ruins, beautiful caves, elegant hotels, and great performances and events. The ancient Mayan ruins around the city are hundreds of years old and are an unforgettable sight to see.
Enjoy the great variety of things to do in Merida, from eating at 5-star restaurants to walking through hectic indoor marketplaces buzzing with vendors.
Take a day trip from Merida to Cancun, the nearby resort city featuring famous beaches and gorgeous facilities.
Take tours to as many Mayan ruins as you can, because each is unique and has its own archaeological story. There are many different tours you can go on i Merida, if you want to do something more physically active you can go on a couple of diving tours as well.
If you have children, the Merida Zoo is a great place to go and look at exotic animals and lush plants. The Merida Zoo is located in the Merida’s Centennial Park.
There are several art galleries and museums throughout the city if you would like to learn more about Mexican culture and see some excellent local paintings and works of art. It’s a great activity to visit a gallery in Merida. You can even see a light and sound show that exhibits archeological and historical displays made from a wide array of materials at the Great Museum of the Mayan World.
The city has a tropical climate with warm to hot temperatures throughout the year. The average temperature in January is 24 °C (75 °F) while August experiences an average temperature 30 °C (80 °F). Be sure to drink plenty of water and bring along your sunhat no matter when you visit, because it’s always summer in Merida.
Merida’s most famous festival is the Carnaval de Merida in March in which hundreds of people from all over the world come to celebrate with music and performers in the city streets.
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