Experience Merida Day & Night
Merida Mexico has so much to offer its visitors and residents alike. The Yucatan’s lovely capital city has so many things to do. If you are planning a trip to the Yucatan or just moved here, we at Merida Property Management hopes this detailed travel guide leads you to some fun things to do in Merida!
A brief overview of Merida
Merida truly is a beautiful place, inside and out. Nicknamed the Ciudad Blanca (White City) you will see a lot of white structures are you roam around the grid-like streets of this charming colonial city. Lately, however, the white buildings have been outnumbered by colorful pastel architecture adding so much vibrancy to Merida’s colonial look.
It’s Merida’s culture that shines through even brighter. You can find culture oozing all throughout Merida, whether you are admiring ancient Mayan artwork at a museum or simply soaking up the local culture that is everywhere. The cultural things to do in Merida and even the city’s daily cultural events are a big appeal to Yucatan’s largest city. People living in Merida are a very friendly and welcoming bunch. The cuisine found in Merida is delicious. The nightlife is fun and active. If you are visiting, make sure you stay over a weekend, as the entire city tends to come out and play.
Merida offers fantastic value. Your pesos go a long way here. In Merida, prices in restaurants, tour excursions, and hotels are a fraction of what is found on the other side of the Yucatan peninsula. Don’t hold back on eating your weight in delicious 10 peso tacos. Also, most of the top things to do in Merida are actually free! You can certainly explore the Yucatan on a budget.
Here are a few things to do in Merida that we recommend!
Every morning there is a free walking tour of Merida that departs from the centrally located Plaza Grande. A friendly guide offers a great lesson in Merida’s history while also providing you a sense to know your way around town. The free walking tour is a perfect introduction to many of the sites and attractions all around. You’ll learn a lot about the city itself as the walking tour is full of many interesting facts. This tour is put on by Merida’s Tourism Office, which is totally free but consider tipping your tour guide.
Gran Museo de Mundo Maya Merida
If you want to learn more about the Mayan people, culture, and history, this is the place to do it. There are over 1,000 Mayan artifacts in this museum! This expansive museum will leave you with a deep understanding of the civilization. The Mayan World museum begins way back with natural history from the beginning of time and slowly walks you through to the life of the modern Maya today.
The Plaza Grande is a great central spot to simply unwind. Plaza Grande is where many Meridians and tourists alike congregate during the day, into the evening and definitely on weekends. Surrounded by architectural marvels, like the Cathedral and Government Palace, this central city square provides a beautiful backdrop. Find a bench shaded by a tree to get out of the heat and let the cool breeze drift by. Visit one of the many food vendors who set up along the edge of the plaza. Enjoy the company you’re with or practice your Spanish by making new friends. The Yucatan’s signature dual chairs make it easy to chat with one another.
These are three great things to do in Merida. Stay tuned as we focus on more great sights of this magical city.