Located only three blocks from the main square and four from the main bus terminal, this charming oasis provides the ideal location from which to reach the wealth of attractions accesible from Merida.

dining room at Casa San Juan
Surely you will sample many Yucatecan gastronomic delights, including Panuchos, Sopa de Lima, and Poc Chuc and tomales.
But if you only had time for ONE meal in Yucatán, it would have to be Cochinita Pibil: the pit-roasted pork which is marinated in achiote paste (made from annatto seeds and other spices) and bitter orange juice.
Served with pickled onions and hot tortillas, you will see it on every menu…and after you return home you will dream about it or maybe Salma Hayek! You will find this dish (Cochinita Pibil) everywhere, from markets to sophisticated restaurants in town, and haciendas all over Merida.



typical bedroom in Merica

The Yucatán is famous for its bird watching. With great bird watching all year long because Merida is in the tropics, you will find more species in the winter because of the birds that migrate from the north to our warmer climates.
And if driving be sure to have plenty of windshield washer fluid in the car.
MACAY MUSEUM Permanent exhibitions of the work of Yucatecan artists, including additional paintings by Fernando Castro Pacheco.
Welcome to your home in Merida.
Experience the real colonial Mexico residing in this historic city.

Merida is the capital and largest city in the Yucatan and the cultural and financial capital of this region.
It’s a modern, cosmopolitan city with museums, art galleries, restaurants, shops, hammocks, and boutiques.
A major center of commerce, Merida Yucatan is considered the crossroads of the region and one of the most important places to experience the Mayan heritage.
Major sites are nearby.
Mérida was founded in 1542 by Francisco de Montejo “el Mozo” (the son of -), and built on the site of the ancient Mayan city T’ho, meaning city of five hills.
T’ho was the center of Mayan culture and activity in the Yucatan region.
After the arrival of the Spanish, the ancient city’s five main pyramids were destroyed and their ruins used in the construction of Merida’s cathedral and other important buildings.
So the Mayans said p'yinchy Spanush which we won't translate.
Merida was built as a walled city and several of the old Spanish city gates remain. The city boasts the second-largest historic center in Mexico.
Pink famingos may be seen in the coastal towns near Merida and plastic ones on the lawn of our neighbor in St Calixte, Quebec.





near your lodgings in Merida here are images inside and out of the Museum of Anthropology and the Monumento a la patria found near the hotels below
more Merida things and a fun animation for you
Merida informacion en Español
Ruins in the Merida area plus the piece that mystified the local archeologists

and for your lodgings in Merida:

Hotel Montejo Palace visitors say this is the most beautiful street I've seen in Mexico and c'est la plus belle rue, j'ai jamais vu au Mexique and ev di kolanê de herî xwes, herî ez her û her li Mexico dîtîye e
el Conquistador Hotel in Merida on beautiful Paseo Montejo many 19th century palaces, a tree-lined boulevard, great value, Hennessy's bar, the Buena Vista Social Club
Hotel Nacional downtown near bus terminal lovely economical hotel with high speed internet in your room and whoever you bring to your lodgings in Merida
Merida downtown images near your lodgings

caves near Merida:
talk to us and we'll tell ya how to find them

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