Johanne and I have found this to be a very safe and comfortable city offering many enchanting plazas and parks. Strolling the tree lined streets we discover a variety of interesting nooks and crannies.
There is free nightly entertainment at various locations in the historical district where you can experience a real local flavour.
Every Sunday they close off much of the old city around the Plaza Grande so that families can ride bicycles together.
Artists and musicians add to the relaxed atmosphere and there is great street food to experience.
It is a city steeped with culture and tradition, plus it offers a high quality of life to its residents and guests. We are always greeted with warm and welcoming smiles.
The city is also an ideal starting point for visiting the pristine beaches
along the Gulf of Mexico as well as the numerous nearby Mayan sites such as:
“We can highly recommend Merida as a place to visit and enjoy”.
Hint: (It is very HOT in September)!!
the joyful travellers
Resource: The Yucatan Today is the best Travel Companion magazine we have seen. Great maps and current events.