Dive into a cenote, shop at local markets, and join the fiesta during one of the ebullient annual events in the Yucatán capital.
As well as being the ideal base for exploring the many ancient Mayan sites on the Yucatán peninsula, the city of Mérida itself warrants a closer look. From soaring neoclassical residences to colorful colonial buildings lining grid-like streets, there are eye-pleasing delights around every corner. The region’s cultural and culinary capital lays on fascinating museums and world-class cuisine, too. Add buzzing cantinas and regular festivals, and you’ll always find something to do in the White City – here are our recommendations.