Nature Attractions in Merida

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

Museo de Historia Natural

: Calle 59 No. 648, between Calles 84 and 84-A, on the north side of Parque Zoológico de "El Centenario"

The Mezozoic Gallery in Merida's Natural History Museum explains a little known fact: the meteor which crashed into the Gulf of Mexico less than 50 miles from Merida caused the extinction of the dinosaurs... 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

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Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza, YUC, Mexico

Chichén Itzá is spectacular, like no other place in Mexico, or for that matter, in the world... read more

Parque Francisco de Montejo

53-C LB, Francisco de Montejo, Mérida, YUC, Mexico

San Felipe, Yucatan

San Felipe, YUC, Mexico

Eleven kilometers from Río Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, San Felipe offers boat tours of the reserves, fishing excursions and a beautiful boardwalk to stroll along... read more

Paseo de Montejo

Paseo de Montejo

The Paseo de Montejo is a tree-lined boulevard where Gilded Age millionaires built their mansions... 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

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

Parque Miguel Aleman

Miguel Alemán, Merida, Yucatán, Mexico


Calle 59 no. 507A-4
Between calles 60 and 62

Kids love choosing tiny figurines handmade in Mexico and sold at Miniaturas, an equally tiny store on the Yucatan Peninsula in Merida... read more

Guayaberas Jack

Calle 59 no. 507A
Between calles 60 and 62

Guayaberas Jack is a well-regarded manufacturer of men's and women's summer-weight clothing in fine linen and cotton, designed in traditional Yucatecan styles... 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

Centro Olimpo

Calles 61 and 62

Centro Cultural Olimpo is a beehive of activities ranging from theater, dance, and visual art to science, workshops and conferences... read more

Ciudad Industrial

Calle 17 No. 315 X 14 y 20

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