Tours in Merida Yucatan
tour of the city provides visitors with information about Mérida's
most important sites outside the center of town, such as the Paseo de
Montejo, a boulevard lined by old mansions reminiscent of the French
architecture popular at the turn of the century; catholic temples
dating to the Colonial Era; and other historical buildings located
throughout the city.
Tours are given in both Spanish and English, and leave from the Santa
Lucia Park (Corner of 55th and 60th St.)
Carriages A carriage ride through the historic downtown district
and along the Paseo de Montejo give the visitor a different
perspective of the city. The men at the reins frequently are skilled
narrators of different stories of their town, making the tour an
WHAT TO DO IN MERIDA - A Sample Itinerary
Sunday Visit the handcrafts
Market "Lucas de Gálvez"; it has everything. Enjoy Merida en
Domingo, outdoor handcraft markets and food festivals in
the Main Plaza, Hidalgo Park and Santa Lucia Park. 9:00 am to
9:00 pm. Also visit Museo MACAY for free.
Monday Take the tourist bus at
10:00, 1:00, 4:00, or 7:00 in Santa Lucia park (photo)
Park. In the evening, enjoy an outdoor concert with traditional
dancing and dress at the Palacio Municipal on the main Plaza at
Tuesday Travel to the Mayan ruins
at Chichen-Itza and the Caves of Balankanche. In the evening,
dance to big band music of the 40´s in Santiago
Park on the corner of Calle 59 and 72 at 9:00 pm. Or watch the
University´s Mexican show at the Peon Contreras
Theatre, calle 60 between 57. Don't forget
Trova Night at the Olimpo at 9:00 pm.
Wednesday Visit Hacienda Teya (photo)on
the way to the City of Izamal, or take the Convent Route of
Acanceh, Tecoh, Telchaquillo, Tekit, Mama, Chumayel, Mani,and
Oxcutzcab. If you stay in town, enjoy shows at the Olimpo at
Thursday Visit the Mayan ruins at
Dzibilchantun on your way to the beaches of Progreso, Chelem,
Telchac and X-Tampu ruins. Visit the co´op next to the church
in Dzilbilchaltun (photo). Perhaps you might like dinner at
Hacienda Xcanatun on your way back. Or there is also an
open-air concert in downtown Merida featuring Yucatecan dress,
dance, music and folklore (photo) in Santa Lucíia Park.
Friday Go shopping at the
markets, Pasaje Picheta or the best in
the city, Casa de las Artesanias on Calle 63, with handcrafts
from Yucatan made by Yucatecans with the best prices in the
city. In the evening, enjoy the University serenade in the Main
University building on the corner of Calle 60 and 57 at 9:00pm.
Saturday Explore the caves in
Loltun and travel the Puuc Route: Kabah, Labna, Sayil, Xlapak
and Uxmal (photo). Stop by Hacienda Ochil or Yaxcopoil as you
return for the "Fiesta Mexicana" on Paseo Montejo & Calle 47 at
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