Fun activities to do in Merida

Nowadays Merida is an important tourist spot in Mexico, with plenty of fun activities to do such as with a cultural offer, beaches, adventures, and even casinos, which includes the online casino in which visitors want to play since online gambling is legal in Mexico.

Participate in a guided walking tour in the Central Plaza of Mérida through the historic center. Image: Flickr
Participate in a guided walking tour in the Central Plaza of Mérida through the historic center. Image: Flickr

Walks are important in Merida because they can be easily organized and are an organized way to see many of the most interesting places that the city invites you to visit. Walk the Paseo Montejo, the most beautiful avenue and also the longest in the city (it reaches 5 km, 3.1 mi).

Rent a Calandria, a horse-drawn carriage, to get to know the historic center of the city.

Visit the Regional Museum, which is housed in the fantastic Palacio Cantón, in the Neoclassical style.

While walking along Paseo Montejo, the Monument to the Fatherland appears, with engravings representing the history of Mexico.

It is impossible not to visit the Macay Museum that houses works of art, historical pieces of the Maya people, and also works of digital art.

Taste the local delicacies of Yucatecan cuisine such as salbutes, lime soup, panuchos, cochinita pibil, etc.

Buy typical clothes, especially hats.

Have an adventure with nature in the Celestun Reserve, 45 minutes from the city.

Nearby beaches

Naturally, Merida is also related to the wonderful nearby beaches. For example, only 20 minutes away is Progreso beach, famous for its beauty and its leisure activities offer. It is essential to eat there the ceviche they prepare on the boardwalk. The climate is warm and stable all year round.

Chicxulub is located thirty minutes from the city. In the moments of the beach during the day, it is a very calm port place with local restaurants that offer the best dishes of Yucatecan appetizers. At night, there is a fair for the whole family.

Those who can travel a little more should consider the most famous beaches in the area such as Cancun three hours away, the same as the famous Playa del Carmen, or Tulum at the same distance.

Undoubtedly, spending a vacation in Merida can be an unforgettable trip, it's just a matter of organizing the expenses to be able to walk, visit, swim, buy and eat at ease, and forget the daily routine very easily.

What to see in Quintana Roo in less than 5 hours from Merida

Merida has the attractions of Quintana Roo 'around the corner' since in less than five hours you can reach any of them, from Cancun to Punta Allen, and this is what you can do there

In Cozumel, name that means "land of swallows" with 322 kilometers (200 miles) that in time are four hours and 36 minutes you can find places like the National Park "Chanankab" (Mayan word that means "small sea"), the Archaeological Zone or the submarine of Atlantis that takes you to the bottom of the sea, besides being able to dive.

Cancún is 307 kilometers (190 miles) away with an approximate time of 3 hours and 19 minutes. There is the Underwater Museum of Art (MUSA), with more than 500 sculptures at the bottom of the sea, the archaeological site "El Rey" or "Temple of Alacrán" (Yamil Lu'um), you can also enjoy the natural spectacle of water in Xel-Ha adventure park, considered a natural aquarium. In addition to the world-famous nightlife of the Hotel Zone.

Puerto Morelos at 325 kilometers (201 miles) with an approximate time of 3 hours 24 minutes offers observing the regional flora and fauna in the Yaax 'Ché Botanical Garden, diving in the cenotes as "La Noria" or visiting the "Green Lucero". Also, there is the Arrecife National Park.

In Playa del Carmen, walk down Fifth Avenue where you'll find bars, craft shops, clothing, restaurants, among others; In addition, you can enjoy the Xenses park, Xoximilco, the 3D museum. It is 288 kilometers (178 miles) away, with an approximate time of 3 hours and 11 minutes.

Tulum, declared as cultural heritage by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), has as its main attraction its Mayan ruins that are located in front of the sea, just as there are different places like the Gran Cenote of Tulum. It is located at 259 kilometers (160 miles) with a time of 3 hours 04 minutes.

Punta Allen, visiting the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, which measures half a million hectares that includes beaches, coral reefs, tropical jungle, dunes, and cenotes, is one of the main attractions, located at 311 kilometers (193 miles) with a time of 4 49 minutes.

In Mahahual you can dive in Banco Chinchorro. Likewise, you can enjoy one of the last virgin beaches of the Mexican Caribbean, Xcalak, where you will have contact with the flora and fauna, and enjoy its landscapes. At only 373 kilometers (231 miles), in 4 hours 26 minutes.

Bacalar, having the Laguna de los Siete Colores and the ecotourism park Uchben Kah, with a distance of 344 kilometers (213 miles), in 4 hours 3 minutes.

Just 4 hours and 41 minutes with 383 kilometers, is Chetumal, where you can enjoy the archaeological sites of Kohunlich, Dzibanché, and Kinichná, having a contrast of jungle and sea.