Off Beaten Path Attractions in Merida



Ciudad Industrial

Calle 17 No. 315 X 14 y 20

The Ciudad Industrial-- Out of the Yucatan and into the future... read more

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Hacienda Yaxcopoil

Kilometer 186, Federal Highway 261

Take a step back into the time of filthy rich henequen barons at the Hacienda Yaxcopoil, a former plantation located 20 miles south of Merida, the capital of Yucatan state... read more

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House and Garden Tour

Calle 53 No. 524, between 66 and 68, Historic Center

The House and Garden Tour of Merida's Centro Historico gives visitors to the capital of Yucatan state a glimpse into the the history of Mexico and the contemporary lives of the residents who have rescued these historic homes... read more

Hacienda Sotuta de Peon

Municipio de Tecoh

An historic sisal plantation has been put back to work at Hacienda Sotuta de Peon in southeastern Mexico near Merida where you can enjoy donkey cart rides, tours, and a dip into a refreshing cenote... read more

Dzibilchaltun Archeological Zone

The Mayan ruin and cenote closest to Merida and Progreso is Dzibilchaltún, which makes it convenient for cruise ship passengers visiting Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula who don't want to make the longer trip to Chichen Itza or Uxmal... read more

Mayapan Archeological Zone

Highway 18, 40 km southeast of Mérida

The Mayan city of Mayapan defeated Chichén Itzá in 1221 AD and built its own mini-version of the El Castillo, near the Ruta Puuc archeology sites south of Merida, Yucatan, Mexico... read more

Coqui Coqui L'Epicerie Boutique

Calle 55 No. #516, between Calles 62 and 64

Coqui Coqui's L'Epicerie Boutique sells contemporary women's accessories and a signature line of hand-blended scents in an elegant 19th century house near Santa Lucia Park... read more

Casa de las Artesanías

Calle 63 no. 513
Between calles 64 and 66

Short Description: The Casa de Artesanías is a government-run gallery with fixed prices on Mayan crafts, including handmade paper, purchased directly from indigenous artists... read more

Parque Kukulkan

Corner of Circuito Colonias and Calle 28

Parque Kukulkan is a baseball stadium in southern Merida and the home of Yucatan's baseball team, Los Leones... read more

Soho Galleries

Calle 60 No. 400A between 43 and 41, Centro

Soho Galleries is a fine art gallery exhibiting original works by a roster of national and international artists in frequently changing exhibitions... read more

Museo de La Ciudad (City Museum

Calle 56 #529-A, between 65 and 65-A

The City Museum tells the long and complicated history of Mérida's evolution as an important New World city, located in Mexico's southeastern state of Yucatan... read more

Zoological Park of Centenario ( Parque Zoologico del Centenario)

Avenide Itzaes and Calle 59

Parque Zoológico del Centenario is a shady retreat in central Mérida, a zoo, botanic garden, and amusement park perfect for families... read more

Hamacas Merida

Calle 65 No. 510 (Local 2), between Calles 62 and 64

Hamacas Mérida sells all that you need to recreate at home the blissful calm of swinging lazily in the hammocks that hang from Yucatán's palm trees... read more

Club de Golf La Ceiba

Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico

Tejidos y Cordeles Nacionales

Calle 56 no. 516-B
Between calles 63 and 65

Hammocks in every size and color crowd the tall shelves lining the walls of Tejidos y Cordeles Nacionales, which celebrated its 46th anniversary in 2010 and is located on Calle 56A between 65 and 67... read more

Catedral de Merida

On the Zócalo at Calles 60, between Calles 60 and 61, Historic Center

On the Zócalo at Calles 60, between Calles 60 and 61, Historic Center Construction began in 1562 on the San Ildefonso Cathedral, a sober, Renaissance-style house of worship, which was completed in 1599 and rises 42 meters above the Zócalo... read more

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Artesanaria

: Calle 60 No. 480 on the corner of Calle 55, Historic Center

Artesanaria, an inviting shop across from Santa Lucia Park in Merida, Yucatan, is locally owned and sells beautiful, unique items from communities across Mexico... read more

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Amate Books

Calle 60, #453A, between Calles 49 and 51, Historic Center

Amate Bookstore is one of the finest sources of English language books about México in the entire country with a branch in Merida, Yucatan... read more

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Ki Xocolatl Chocolate Shop and Cafe

Calle 55 No. 513, between Calles 60 and 62, Historic Center

Mexico's Belgian-born master chocolatier Mathieu Brees is renowned throughout the Yucatan Peninsula and the world of chocolate aficionados and Ki'Xocolatl is his tiny, fragrant shop in Merida's Centro Historico... read more

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Historic Center Free Walking Tour

Tourism office in the Palacio Municipal (City Hall), Calle 62, between Calles 61 and 63

During your trip to Yucatan state in southeastern Mexico, see Merida's most important landmarks on the free, guided walking tour of the capital city's Historic Center, offered in English and Spanish every morning but Sunday at 9:30 am... read more
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