|Located only three blocks from the main square and four from the main bus terminal, this charming downtown area has attractions accesible from Merida. Merida and its many surrounding Mayan sites to make your stay a memorable one.
Some structures built at the end of 1800 and declared Historic Sites, some built even earlier.
This lovely colonial city of Merida has great food and shopping.
From Merida visits to important Mayan archeological centers are easy day-trips. Uxmal and Labna are easy driving distance. The Uxmal, Labna, Kabah, Loltun Caves, Uaxactún, and Chichén Itzá sites were vast centers for religious ceremonies. These mystical sites are a short drive from Merida; all within two hours and Chichen Itza much less.
Mérida is located in the Northwest part of the state of Yucatán (the Yucatan got its' name when Cortez called to the natives on the shore centuries ago what is this land called?' now the natives not understanding Spanish answered in Mayan 'we dont know what your talking about' which in Mayan sounds like 'Yucatan'), which occupies the northern portion of the Yucatán Peninsula.
To the east is the state of Quintana Roo, to the west is the state of Campeche, to the north is the Gulf of Mexico, and far to the south is the state of Chiapas.
The city is also located in the Chicxulub Crater
BREAKFAST in Merida is relaxed and informal and includes seasonal juices and fruits, fresh baked breakfast rolls, local marmalades and honey, and coffee or tea served in style.
Mérida and the state of Yucatán have traditionally been isolated from the rest of the country by geography, creating a unique culture. The conquistadors found the Mayan culture to be incredibly resilient (stubborn), and their attempts to eradicate Mayan tradition, religion and culture had no success. The surviving remnants of the Mayan culture can be seen every day, in speech, dress, and in both written and oral histories
This historic city tends to reflect the nature of Mexico with amenities that are more basic.
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